Academic Staff Senate Responsibilities and Membership

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Responsibilities

The Academic Staff Senate shall represent and be responsible to the general academic staff and serve as the highest campus forum for the articulation of academic staff views concerning university, administrative, fiscal, and academic staff matters. The Academic Staff Senate shall represent the academic staff to the administration, the Faculty Senate, and the Student Senate of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

There shall be three standing bodies of the Academic Staff Senate consisting of:

  1. Committee for Elections and Appointments
  2. Personnel Commission
  3. Professional Development Committee

The Academic Staff Senate shall be empowered to appoint the members of the Committee for Elections and Appointments and to confirm, on an annual basis, all appointments to all other bodies of the Academic Staff Senate. The committee for Elections and Appointments shall be required to make every effort to obtain representation from every service area on every standing body and ad hoc committee of the Academic Staff Senate. No member of the academic staff may serve on any one standing body or ad hoc committee of the Academic Staff Senate for more than two consecutive two-year terms, with a term being two years of service. Term limits shall not apply to ex-officio members serving on any standing body or ad hoc committee of the Academic Staff Senate.

Membership

Unless otherwise defined within the bylaws, typical membership of a standing body of the Academic Staff Senate shall be five persons. Four persons shall be members of the academic staff and one person shall be a senator who shall only vote in the event of a tie within the standing body. The membership of the Personnel Commission shall be an exception to this rule; it shall have seven members. The Academic Staff Senate representative to the three standing bodies is a voting member.

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