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R3: Senators with Department-like Constituencies

Article IX in the Operating Principles of the University Faculty   details the rules about Senate membership. Basically, departments are to send members of the University Faculty to the Senate. Here is the relevant passage:

Other elected members shall be elected by each constituency to fill the number of seats assigned to that constituency. Elections shall be by secret ballot. All persons eligible to vote in a University Faculty election shall be eligible to vote in a constituency election. The voting faculty members of a constituency may allow other members of that constituency to take part in the Senate election.

We recommend that this be changed to

A constituency that has a Senate seat is allowed to fill that seat with either a voting member of the University Faculty or a voting member of the RTE Faculty. An election must be held to determine the chosen individual and all faculty in the constituency should be allowed to vote. A secret ballot is recommended.

Last Updated: September 7, 2018 at 11:41 pm

Comments

  1. “A constituency that has a Senate seat is allowed to fill that seat with either a voting member of the University Faculty or a voting member of the RTE Faculty,” should be changed to “A constituency that has a Senate seat is allowed to fill that seat with a voting member of the Faculty.”

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