Article IV: Composition of Academic Staff Senate

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Section 1: Academic Staff Representatives

The Academic Staff Senate shall have a total of nine academic staff representatives. One member will be elected from each of the five service areas (see Part I, Article I of the Academic Staff Bylaws for service area designations). The four remaining positions will be elected as at-large representatives.

Section 2: Limit on Number of Representatives

No service area will be permitted to have more than two representatives serving at one time.

Section 3: Terms of Office

Each representative of the Academic Staff Senate shall be elected to a two-year term of office, with terms commencing at the beginning August 1 following a regular election.  (See Part II, Article V, Section 7 of these Bylaws for rules concerning special elections.)  Four representatives will be elected in odd numbered years, one from Service Area I, one from Service Area II, and two at-large representatives. Five representatives will be elected in even numbered years, one from Service Area III, one from Service Area IV, one from Service Area V, and two at-large representatives.

Section 4: Consecutive Terms

An academic staff member is limited to no more than two full consecutive terms on the Academic Staff Senate. A full term is defined as twenty-four months.

Section 5: Academic Staff with Split Appointments

An academic staff member holding an appointment in two or more designated service areas may only stand for election in one of those service areas or for election to an at-large seat in one of those service areas on the Academic Staff Senate. The Committee for Elections and Appointments, in consultation with the individual staff member, shall  designate the specific service area for a staff member holding appointments in more than one service area. Once an individual academic staff member with a split appointment has been designated to a specific service area by the Committee for Elections and Appointments, that designation may not be changed unless the appointment of the individual is revised.

Section 6: Liaisons and Ex-officio Members

All liaisons and ex-officio members appointed to Academic Staff Senate to represent other organizations or interests are non-voting unless otherwise specifically stated in these Bylaws.

Section 7: Administrative Liaison

The Chancellor may appoint an administrative officer as a non-voting liaison to the Academic Staff Senate and to any of its standing bodies.

Section 8: Faculty Senate Liaison

The Faculty Senate may appoint a faculty member as a non-voting liaison to the Academic Staff Senate and also to any of its standing bodies.

Section 9: Student Senate Liaison

The Student Senate may appoint a student member as a non-voting liaison to the Academic Staff Senate and to any of its standing bodies.

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