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Elections

Summary of Election Rules

Dean

The Dean is selected from among the tenured voting members of the faculty.  Three months before the deanship becomes vacant, the Committee on Nominations and Elections canvasses the faculty; prepares a slate of three or more candidates for Faculty Senate approval; and circulates a mail ballot, using the Hare system (where voters are asked to rank order their preference), to all voting members of the University Faculty.

Subject to confirmation by the Board of Trustees, the candidate receiving a majority of the votes cast shall be appointed dean for a term of three years. This term may be extended for a further period of not more than two years by the Faculty Senate.

Associate Dean & Secretary

In electing the associate dean and secretary, the Committee on Nominations and Elections canvasses the faculty, prepares a slate of candidates for Faculty Senate approval, and circulates a mail ballot, using the Hare system, to all voting members of the University Faculty.  The candidate receiving a majority of the votes cast shall serve a three-year term, with the possibility of reappointment by the Senate, for a further period of not more than three years.

University Faculty Committee

The University Faculty Committee (UFC) consists of nine members of the Faculty Senate elected at-large by the faculty for staggered three-year terms.

Nominations and Elections

The Nominations and Elections Committee (N&E) consists of nine members of the University Faculty, six of whom are elected at large by the faculty and three who are nominated by the Nominations and Elections Committee and appointed by the Faculty Senate, for staggered three-year terms.

Faculty Trustee

The Committee on Nominations and Elections canvasses the faculty; prepares a slate of trustee candidates for Faculty Senate approval; and circulates a mail ballot, using the Hare system, to all voting members of the University Faculty. The candidate receiving the majority of votes is elected for a four-year term. The results of the election are reported to the president.


The 2016 Election

Sun Article, Results & Faculty Statements, Senate Debate

2016 Candidates

The 2012 Election

Results; Faculty Statements; Senate Debate

2012 Candidates 

The 2003 Election

Senate Debate

 

 

 

Last Updated: August 7, 2016 at 3:01 pm