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Election Information

2024 FACULTY SENATE ELECTIONS

The Faculty Senate elections for the 66th Faculty Senate (2024-2025) will run from February 19, 2024 through March 4th, 2024. 

The runoff elections begin March 18, 2024 through March 25, 2024.

The Faculty Senate election will continue as it has in the past, to operate as an opt-out system for candidates.  All eligible candidates were notified by email on Friday, February 02, 2024 and given a chance to opt-out from the ballot via a link in the email.

The deadline to remove your name from the ballot was February 16, 2024.

Only colleges with senate vacancies will hold an election - excluding departments who already have a Senator representative.

To cast your vote go to Faculty Senate Elections.

2024 Senate Vacancies:

Applied Arts - 1 Term (May 2024 - May 2027)

Fine Arts & Communication - 1 Term (May 2024 - 2027)

McCoy College - 1 Unexpired 2-year Term (May 2024 - May 2026)

Liberal Arts -  2 Terms (May 2024 - May 2027)

                         1 Unexpired 1-year Term (May 2024 - May 2025)

Science & Engineering - 1 Term (May 2024- May 2027)
 

FROM THE FACULTY CONSTITUTION:

 

III. NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS

A. No later than the first Friday of March of each year, the Senate shall offer faculty members eligible to serve on the Senate the opportunity to remove their individual names from the ballot.  The Senate will consider that those who do not remove their names have consented to be listed on the ballot and to serve if elected to the Senate.

B. The Senate will then prepare a ballot for each college to be distributed to faculty voters. These ballots shall list the names of the faculty members eligible to serve on the Senate who have consented to stand for election. A candidate receiving a majority of votes will be considered elected. If there is no majority, within five business days the election committee will distribute a second ballot listing those receiving the highest number of votes in the first round. The total number of nominees will be twice the number of vacancies. In the event of a tie for the last place, those in the tie shall be listed.

C. The Faculty Senate is empowered to make the determination for a place on the Senate should a final vote result in a tie.

D. If a person elected to the Senate is unable to serve, the candidate with the next highest number of votes shall be declared elected.

E. After the Senate's certification of the results of the elections, the Senate shall elect the Chair and Vice Chair by majority vote.  The Senate may also elect a Secretary and other officers.

F. The term of office for Senate members shall be three calendar years with the term beginning and ending in May.