Regulations Governing the Election of the Member-at-Large to Chair the Senate Priorities and Planning Committee
Regulations Governing the Election of the Member-at-Large
to Chair the Senate Priorities and Planning Committee
[Oversight of the process is under the Senate Bylaws and Membership Committee]
Senate approval: April 2, 2012
The Senate Priorities and Planning Committee shall be chaired by the Member-at-Large, elected by Senate for a two-year term from among those elected Senators not already chairing a Senate Standing Committee.
Following the completion of Senate elections, a call for nominations shall be circulated to all members of Senate with a listing of those elected Senators (faculty, librarian, staff, and students) eligible for nomination as the Member-at-Large. Completed nomination forms shall be returned to the University Secretariat.
It is the responsibility of the Senate Bylaws and Membership Committee to review the nominations received using the Senate-approved Modus Operandi and forward the names of candidates to Senate in the form of a ballot for election, accompanied by a brief statement from each candidate.
If only one nomination is received the election shall be through a simple majority of those voting on a “Support/Do Not Support” ballot.
If more than one nomination is received the ballot shall include directions for ranking candidates for election by the preferential voting method.
The election of the Member-at-Large will occur no later than the last meeting of the Senate session.
As with all ballots and slates, Senators may propose nominations from the floor of the Senate meeting to provide alternative candidates for any ballot or slate presented by the Bylaws and Membership Committee. Any ballot or slate presented to Senate for election or approval must stipulate this as an option. Nominations from the floor must conform to the established rules and policies of the University and will only be accepted by the Chair of Senate if the nominee has indicated, in writing, a willingness to serve on the committee. All such nominations must be accompanied by a completed Senate nomination form which can be obtained from the University Secretariat. Once the eligibility of the candidate to stand for election or inclusion on the slate has been established, the candidate’s name and statement will be added to the ballot, which shall be returned to the University Secretariat within seven days (excluding Saturday, Sunday and University holidays) of circulation to Senators.