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Spring Elections

Spring Faculty Elections are now underway. Faculty interested in service beginning in the Fall 2022 semester are encouraged to self-nominate for one or more of the various vacancies.

Click here If you are interested in self-nominating for one or more seats.  

Questions regarding the Faculty election process should be directed to the Senate Office.   

SPRING ELECTION UPDATES - 2022 

Spring Faculty Elections are now underway. Faculty interested in service beginning in the Fall 2022 semester are encouraged to self-nominate for one or more of the various vacancies. OPTIONAL candidate statements will appear on the final ballot. Initial nominations for Open Seats are due by 5:00 p.m., Monday, March 14, 2022.  Sample Ballots will go out Wednesday morning, March 16th. (Names may be added to the Sample Ballots until end of day on Monday, April 4th.) 

Academic Senate (Senators) - Senate is scheduled to meet eleven times during the 22/23 academic year – usually the first Wednesday of each month (and additional meetings in November, March and April), from 12:30 PM to 2:20 PM.

Lecturer Committee (LC) – Compensation is dependent on many factors including fund availability, entitlement and other contract issues. (LC Chair receives assigned time.)   Once elected, Lecturers should consult with their Department Chair and Faculty Affairs to determine how their compensation should be received (i.e., Assigned Time, PD funds). 

Anti-Racism, Anti-Colonialism, and Social Justice Committee (ARACSJC) - Faculty members on this committee must have demonstrated experience in anti-racism, anti-colonialism, and/or social justice work through their teaching, research, community engagement, or service activities in order to appear on the ballot.  Candidates for this seat must include a statement that will be used for NEAC review of eligibility to appear on the ballot. (The statement may be left off of the ballot itself at the candidate's request.)

Part Time Lecturer Senators – PT Lecturer Senators receive professional development funds in recognition of their service.  

For your convenience, below is a table showing anticipated meeting days/times for Senate Standing Committees for 22/23 (designated by asterisk) and the four other committees that are part of the Spring election process, in addition to a link to corresponding webpage where you will find a current roster and the committee charge.  All Standing Committees listed will conduct their first meeting virtually, at which time members will vote on their preference for meeting modality (i.e., virtual, in-person, hybrid).

Committee Meeting Requirements
Committee
(click on committee for current roster and committee charge)
Anticipated Meeting day/time
Fall 2022 through Spring 2023
Academic Policy Committee (APC)* 1:45 – 3:45 PM on non-Senate Wednesdays; 2:45 - 3:45 on Wednesdays when Senate meets.
Anti-Racism, Anti-Colonialism, and Social Justice Committee (ARACSJC)* Thursdays, Twice per month, 9:00 -10:00 AM
Budget and Long-Range Planning Committee (BLP)* Tuesdays, 1:00 – 2:15 PM
Faculty Affairs Committee (FAC)* Mondays, 1:00-2:30 PM
General Education Committee (GEC)* Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Lecturer Committee (LC)* Thursdays, 12:00 Noon to 12:50 PM
Nominations, Elections, Appointments & Constitution Committee (NEAC)* Meets via email and during year at days/times convenient to all members
Program Assessment Committee (PAC)* Every other Friday, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Promotion and Tenure Committee (PTC)* Meetings scheduled around member availability
Student Affairs Committee (SAC)* Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00 PM
Technology Policy & Advisory Committee (TPAC)* Every other Monday, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
University Curriculum Committee (UCC)* Mondays, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Faculty Awards Selection Committee (FASC) Meetings scheduled around member availability
Faculty Center Advisory Committee (FCAC) 2nd Friday of each month, 10:00 - 1:30 a.m.
Faculty Grants Committee (FGC) Meetings scheduled around member availability
Professional Leave Committee (PLC) Meetings scheduled around member availability

  *Senate Standing Committee

Senate Officer Vacancies – Service Beginning Fall 2022

Senate Officers are elected by the current voting members of Senate.  There are two officer vacancies for service that begins in Fall 2022 – Senate Vice Chair 22-24 (a two-year term), and Senate Secretary 22/23 (a one-year term). The vacancies are listed on the attached document, but the calendar for balloting is slightly different, with voting taking place beginning April 12th.  Eligible Faculty may self-nominate, or be nominated by colleagues.  Faculty nominating a colleague must obtain permission of the nominee prior to submitting their name. 

Senate Officer Elligibility and Futies
Officer Seat* Eligibility Anticipated Assigned Time Available for this Senate Officer Seat Summary of Duties

Vice Chair

22-24

(two year term)

Must be either a current voting member of the Senate or eligible faculty who have served as a Senator or in any capacity on a Senate Standing Committee for two of the past five years.  Must be tenured at the time of nomination. 

6 WTU per academic year.

Participates in weekly Senate Officer Meetings (Monday mornings, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.)  Assists with planning meeting agendas and proofing draft minutes; attends EC and Senate meetings; provides Vice Chair’s Report, as appropriate; Serves as Senate representative on various University committees including Degree, Set, Go!; Acts on Senate Chair’s behalf when Chair is not available; reports to EC and Senate on items of importance to Faculty; may participate in one or more Commencement ceremonies, on behalf of the Academic Senate; with the Senate Chair, attends meetings with the Provost and President.

Secretary

21/22

(one year term)

Must be either a current voting member of the Senate or eligible faculty who have served as a Senator or in any capacity on a Senate Standing Committee for two of the past five years. 

3 WTU per academic year.

Attends weekly Senate Officer Meetings (Monday mornings, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.) Oversees display of Agenda items at EC and Senate meetings and records any amendments to presented documents; oversees presentation of Senate-passed documents for administrative approval, in collaboration with Senate Coordinator; Assists with proof reading minutes drafts; may participate in one or more Commencement ceremonies, on behalf of the Academic Senate; Reports to Senate on status of Senate approved documents and EC initiated referendums.

*Note:  The Senate Officer seats are voted on by voting members of the Academic Senate, per Senate Election Rules and Procedures.

Nominations for Vice Chair 22-24 and Senate Secretary 22/23 will be accepted until 5:00 PM on 4/4/22. A list of nominees will be posted on a Sample Ballot to be distributed to eligible Faculty the following morning.  Changes to the Sample Ballot will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Monday, 4/11/22 and Senators will vote for this seat beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12th, with results reported at the Senate meeting on April 20th, and to the campus shortly thereafter.

Questions? Vist the copies of our governing documents, including Constitution and Election Rules for more information.

Please check this web page for updates on the Spring election process. On behalf of the Nominations, Elections, Appointments & Constitution Committee (NEAC) we thank all faculty who participate in shared governance and the Spring Election process each year.