The Election Committee for Primary University Standing Committees is responsible for conducting elections of faculty representatives to the four major University standing committees in the following sequence:
during the fall semester -
during the spring semester -
The committee interprets the eligibility requirements for the various committees, assembles eligibility lists, conducts the elections, distributes and counts election ballots, informs the President of the University of the results, and maintains the list of alternates.
Each committee member who represents a particular college works with the Chair to prepare and count ballots for elections within that college. The faculty librarian works with the Chair to prepare and count ballot for at-large elections, which are determined before individual college elections.
One full-time faculty representative from each college and the School of Architecture
One faculty librarian
One full-time faculty member at large
All members are appointed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
The facutly member at large serves as Chair of the committee.Term:
Members serve a three-year term with possibility of reappointment to one additional consecutive term.Meetings:
One regular meeting is held in the spring and one in the fall. Others are called by the Chair as necessary.
Faculty should serve on only one major University standing committee at a time. Elections are conducted by secret ballot. The first ballot is a nomination from an alphabetical list of full-time eligible persons.
Twice the number of those to be elected constitutes the second ballot. These names are listed according to the number of votes received. The required number of members are elected on the second ballot by a plurality vote. If there is a tie in the number of votes needed for election, a run-off ballot is taken.
In each election the three persons in each category having the next highest number of votes after the elected members are named alternates.
If a vacancy occurs among the elected members of any of these committees, the first alternate from the appropriate most recent election shall complete the term. If necessary, the second alternate from the most recent election shall complete the term, etc.Reports To:
Vice President for Academic Affairs.History:
07/01/89 - Reaffirmed with publication of Faculty Manual 1.7.1
10/07/94 - Revision approved by the President as recommended by the College Committee on Policy
03/14/97 - Amendment approved by the President to include Professional Staff and Support Staff as recommended by the College Committee on Policy
12/07/01 - Revised to delete section on Administrative, Professional and Support Staffs in favor of the Senates electing their own representatives; approved by the President of the University as recommended by the University Committee on Policy
11/05/02 - Revision approved by the President of the University
05/12/05 - Revision approved by the President of the University
05/12/09 - Reporting authority was transferred from the President of the University to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
07/01/11 - Title changed to Vice President for Academic Affairs