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Policy Memorandum 1.301

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Election of Members

a. The schedule for Council elections shall be as follows, with election of all-University representatives (those elected at-large by the General Faculty) in odd-numbered years and election of college or school representatives in even-numbered years:
  • All-University (nominating) primary election— second week in March.
  • All-University final election— not later than the first week in April.
  • College or school (nominating) primary election— second week in March.
  • College or school final election— not later than the first week in April.
b. The electors in all-University elections shall be the voting members of the General Faculty. There shall be just one constituency in the primary and final election of all-University representatives, but this constituency shall vote on two separate panels:
1. a panel made up of instructors and assistant professors, and
2. a panel made up of associate professors and professors.
c. The electors in each college or school election shall be the voting members of that college or school.
d. All candidates, both all-University and college or school, shall be voting members of the General Faculty.
e. Elected members shall take office on the first class day of the fall semester following their election.
f. No elected member shall serve for more than two successive terms.
g. Faculty members on early retirement, phased retirement, or modified service shall not be eligible to serve on the Faculty Council.
h. Vacancies shall be filled from the original panel in the order of the preferential ranking in the election of the member whose seat is being filled. For an elective position, either three consecutive unexcused absences or a leave of absence for more than one semester shall create a vacancy. A member may have an absence excused by contacting the Office of the Secretary.
i. The Chair of the Faculty Council shall inform the Secretary of the General Faculty of any vacancy as soon as possible after the vacancy has been created.

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