Article IX – Faculty Council Representatives

Section 1

Assembly members within each School or College shall elect representatives to the Faculty Council for a term of two years or until their successors are installed. Nominations shall be solicited from every Assembly member within the School or College and elections shall be conducted by written ballot prior to the May meeting of the Faculty Council. In the election of representatives, each Assembly member shall vote for representatives pursuant to voting rights in Article III, Section 2.

Section 2

The number of representatives elected to the Faculty Council from each School or College shall be determined by Assembly members within the School or College, as follows:

  • One representative for the first fifty full vote equivalents or fraction thereof;
  • And, thereafter, an additional representative for each additional one hundred full vote equivalents or fraction thereof.
  • For purposes of this section, officers of the Faculty Council shall determine, by a procedure contained in the by-laws, the number of full vote equivalents represented in each School or College at the beginning of each spring semester.

Section 3

Assembly members within each School or College shall elect alternate representatives for a term of two years or until their successors are installed. The number of alternate representatives elected to the Faculty Council from each School or College shall be the same as the number of representatives from that School or College.

Section 4

In the first election under this Article, for Schools and Colleges entitled to more than one representative, one-half or the nearest whole number less than one-half of their representatives shall be elected for one year terms.

Section 5

In the first election under this Article, the Faculty Council, through establishment of a by-law, shall designate approximately one-half of the Schools or Colleges entitled to only one representative to elect that representative for a one-year term.

Section 6

No representative shall serve more than two consecutive terms.

Section 7

A vacancy in the position of representative shall be filled by the alternate representative.
A vacancy in the position of alternate representative shall be filled in an election by Assembly members in the appropriate School or College.

Section 8

Except in the case of special elections, representatives shall begin their term on the Faculty Council at the May meeting and shall continue until a successor is installed.