Membership BYLAWS OF THE SENATE
As amended during the 2011-12 session of the University Senate Revising Article I, Sections 1,3; Article II, Sections 1, 2, 3; Article III, Sections 1 and 3. ARTICLE I. MEMBERSHIP Section 1.
The following shall be members of the Senate ex officio: Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, and additional members named by the Chancellor for a total not to exceed 15. In addition, the presidents of the Student Association and Graduate Student Organization shall be student members ex officio, bringing the total to 17. Section 2.
The following shall be eligible to stand for election as additional members: full-time faculty who are professors of all ranks, instructors or lecturers, regular part- time faculty, currently enrolled and matriculated graduate and undergraduate students, full-time non-faculty professional staff, and full-time and regular part-time secretarial, clerical and technical staff and unionized staff. Names of elected members shall be certified to the Chairperson of the Senate Agenda Committee by the officials named below before March 1st. This certification shall assure the Senate that members were elected in a representative manner. Names of the elected faculty shall be certified by the Dean of each school and college. Names of elected non-faculty professional staff and of full-time and regular part-time secretarial, clerical and technical staff shall be certified by the supervisory group responsible for their election. The appropriate supervisory or judicial body charged with reporting election returns shall certify names of successful student candidates upon their election. If an elected senator fails to be certified as eligible for election, the current senator shall continue to hold office until a successor has been named. Terms of office for Senate members shall be determined by the constituent body from which senators are elected. Each term is defined in yearly increments, with a year defined as beginning on August 15 and ending August 14 of the following year. Senators shall forfeit their offices if by a change of University position they 1) would not be eligible for election to the Senate from the electing constituency, or 2) would no longer be eligible for an ex officio appointment. If either of the two above conditions hold, a successor shall be named in the manner specified by the constituent body represented by the senator. Section 3.
The number of faculty members to be elected by each school or college shall be as follows:
The number of regular part-time faculty, instructors and lecturers to be elected shall be 2.
The number of non-faculty, professional staff to be elected by each unit shall be as follows:
The number of non-exempt, full-time and regular part-time secretarial, clerical and technical staff shall be 4.
The number of non-exempt (unionized) staff elected shall be 2.
The number of students elected shall be:
Updated, August 17, 2012