Faculty Senate Elections Spring 2022
April 20, 2022
Associate Dean of the Faculty (also Secretary of the Faculty)
The Associate Dean of Faculty (ADoF) is selected from among the tenured members of the University Faculty. The ADoF assists the Dean of the Faculty, carrying out such duties as are assigned by the Dean and serving as Acting Dean on appropriate occasions. The AdoF chairs the Nominations and Elections Committee and is a ex officio member of each committee of the Senate.
Bylaws state that in addition to department Senators and College RTE Senators that there shall be nine at-large members with three seats for the tenured faculty, three seats for assistant professors, and three seats for members of the RTE Faculty with university voting rights
There are two Faculty Trustees and they serve four-year terms. They are voting ex officio members of the Senate.
The Committee on Nominations and Elections
N&E nominates candidates for election by the University Faculty for Faculty Trustees, for Dean of the Faculty, for Associate Dean and Secretary of the Faculty, for members at large of the Senate, and for elected committees and offices of the Faculty and of the Senate. The Committee shall propose to the Senate members and chairs of appointed Faculty and Senate committees and members of administration and faculty-administration committees when the administration makes such requests to the Senate.
University Faculty Committee (UFC)
The UFC acts as a liaison between the Faculty Senate and the President, Provost, and other senior University administrators. It sets the agenda for Senate meetings. It establishes and/or reappoints ad hoc committees and subcommittees
Voting Opens April 26, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
Voting Closes May 4, 2022 at 12:00p.m.
Hare System (Ranked Choice Voting)
What is Ranked Choice Voting? Ranked choice voting (also called Instant Runoff Voting, or “Hare System” Voting) is a method of voting in which voters rank candidates in order of preference - 1st choice, 2nd choice, 3rd choice, etc. All first choices are tallied and in a single-winner race, if no candidate receives a majority (50%+1) of first-choice votes, the less popular candidates are eliminated and ballots cast for these candidates are redistributed to more popular candidates, based on their voters’ second choices, until one candidate wins with a majority. As a result, every vote counts and very few votes are “wasted.” Voters cast their vote for their favorite candidate knowing that if he or she doesn’t gather enough votes to win, their vote will count toward their second choice. Your vote always counts for your highest ranked candidate until he or she is elected or eliminated and your vote continues to count once your favorite candidate is elected or eliminated until all the seats are filled. This helps ensure that more voters than ever are represented by someone they voted for and provides greater opportunity for more diverse representation.