Responsibilities: Bylaws, SECTION 2. The Elections Committee shall be chaired by the Senate librarian. All other standing committees (the Graduate, Undergraduate, Academic Standards, Faculty Welfare, Faculty Development, Research, Service, Libraries, General Education and Core Curriculum Committees) are chaired by a voting member elected by the voting members of the committee for a renewable one-year term. Ad-hoc committee chairs shall be appointed by the Senate Executive Committee.
Bylaws, SECTION 19. The responsibilities of the ELECTIONS COMMITTEE shall be as follows:
a.coordinate the election of faculty to the Senate according to the procedures set forth in the University Statutes;
b.coordinate any other Senate elections as directed by the Senate Executive Committee;
c.address other specific questions in this area that may be requested by the Senate Executive Committee;
d.report to the Senate Executive Committee and the Senate as described in Article IV, Section 3;
e. work with the President’s Office to coordinate elections to university committees with Faculty Senate elections. Monitor elections to university committees, including the Faculty Grievance Committee when requested by the president;
f. conduct apportionment calculations annually in January using the full-time faculty count available from the provost. The committee will report their findings to the Senate Executive Committee, which will notify the election committees of the individual units regarding those findings and how many seats they have open for election; and
g. complete elections and report election results to the Senate Executive Committee by April 1 of each year.
Membership: Bylaws, SECTION 20. Voting membership of the Elections Committee shall be composed of one senator appointed by the Senate Executive Committee and faculty members elected by and representing each college and the libraries, one per unit. Non-voting membership shall be composed of the secretary of the Senate, who shall vote in the case of a tie among the voting members of the committee. The committee shall be chaired by the Senate librarian.
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