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Chapter 1: Faculty Governance,    Section I: General Faculty

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B. Membership

1. Voting members of the General Faculty shall consist of the following:
 
a. All professors, associate professors, and assistant professors.
b. All instructors and lecturers who have had a total of four or more long session semesters of service at these ranks at The University of Texas at Austin.
c. Such officers as are designated in the Regents' Rules and Regulations as being ex officio members of all institutional faculties of The University of Texas System.
d. Such other officers as the Board of Regents, upon recommendation of the President and the Chancellor, UT System may designate.
e. If a voting member's appointment temporarily drops below the minimum amount of time required for voting membership due to an approved leave of absence without pay, the member's voting status shall not be affected.
2. A faculty member shall have voting status only on the basis of half-time employment or more at the University.
3. Those faculty members designated in Paragraph 1 above shall retain their voting status while on modified service or phased retirement but not upon full retirement.
4. Each voting member, of whatever rank, shall be entitled to one vote [in each election for which the member has voting status].
5. Nonvoting members of the General Faculty shall consist of the following:
a. All visiting professors and visiting associate professors.
b. All instructors and lecturers who have served for less than four semesters.
c. All individuals holding the title professor emeritus or associate professor emeritus.
6. Non-voting members have the privilege of attending meetings with the right to speak but without the right to vote.

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