Elections and Appointments

  1. With the exception of election to the Academic Program Council and the Faculty Status Council, elections to councils and committees are held in two rounds and are administered by the Executive Council. Round One is held in March, at which time all council vacancies are filled. Round Two is held in April, at which time all committee vacancies are filled.

    Academic Program Council

    Election of the divisional APC designee shall occur in two rounds. Members of a division will nominate (by election) two candidates for the divisional designee. Members of the College Faculty Assembly will then vote to select one of the two candidates as that division’s APC designee. Elected members serve staggered three-year terms, resulting generally in only two new division designees each year. (See section on Academic Program Council.)

    Faculty Status Council

    Prior to Round One elections in March, a special nominating ballot is used for vacancies on the Faculty Status Council. In early spring a list will be compiled of all tenured faculty, including those serving on another council. The list will be subdivided by gender and division, to suit the needs of available positions on the FSC. Faculty will be asked to vote for up to three candidates within each subdivision. The top candidates from the faculty vote will be contacted for agreement to serve and placement on the ballot. This ballot will go to the faculty for a vote. If an elected candidate is currently serving on a council, that candidate would be released from those council duties for the next academic year. The next round of elections would fill that newly vacated council seat. (See section on Faculty Status Council.)

  2. For each elective office to be filled, the Executive Council nominates one more candidate than the number of positions available. Further nominations may be made from the floor of the faculty meeting. In its nominations the Council takes into account eligibility, availability, interest, representative balance, past committee service, equitable distribution of workload, and other considerations the faculty may desire.
  3. Election to all positions is majority vote, with a runoff election between the top two nominees to be held in case of no majority on the first ballot.
  4. When a vacancy occurs on a council or a committee during the academic year or during the summer, the Executive Council acts to insure it is filled. If the remaining term of the elected member is to be for less than one year, the Executive Council fills the position by appointment. If the remaining term is to be for a year or more, the Council nominates a replacement and the position is filled by faculty election. In order to provide continuity, the replacement will complete the term of the individual even if the term of the person originally elected extends beyond the absence.
  5. General Faculty Assembly Divisional Appointments are made after the committee elections in April. Elections for the At-large General Faculty Assembly members are held in May and are administered by the Executive Council.