Article III

Section 1 Academic Staff Representatives

The Academic Staff Senate shall have a total of seven (7) representatives. One member will be elected from each of the three (3) specific service areas. The four remaining positions will be elected as at-large representatives.

Section 2 Service Areas of the Academic Staff

The three (3) service areas of the academic staff and the units represented within each service area are:

  1. Admissions & Enrollment Management, Affirmative Action, Budget, Financial Aid, Student Employment, Personnel, Physical Plant, Public Information, Purchasing, Financial Services, Internal Audit, Office of Information Technology, University Police, Alumni Relations, Advancement, Sponsored Programs, Registrar, University Farm, Center for the Young Adolescent, Extended Degree, Library, Continuing Education and Extension, Study Abroad, Technical Support, TV Services, Women in Engineering, DOT program

  2. Student Support Services, Placement Services, Office of Student Affairs, Athletics, Center for the Arts, Child Care Center, Dining Services, Health Services, Auxiliary Accounting, Student Center, Student Housing, Counseling Services, Multi-Cultural Services, Foreign Student Services, Women's Center, Services for Students with Disabilities

  3. Instructional Academic Staff

Prior to each Spring Academic Staff election, the Committee for Elections and Appointments shall review the service areas and the units within each service area and recommend any revisions to the Academic Staff Senate for review and submission to the membership of the academic staff for action.

Section 3 Term of Office

Each representative of the Academic Staff Senate shall be elected to a two year term of office. Three representatives will be elected in odd numbered years, i.e. one from a service area and two at-large. Four representatives will be elected in even numbered years, i.e. one from each remaining service area and two at-large.

Section 4 Limit Upon Number of Representatives

No service area will be permitted to have more than three representatives elected.

Section 5 Consecutive Terms

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

Section 6 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 on the Academic Staff Senate. The Committee for Elections and Appointments, in consultation with the individual, shall authorize the specific area for members appointed to 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 7 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 by-laws.

Section 8 Administrative Liaison

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

Section 9 Faculty Senate Liaison

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

Section 10 Student Senate Liaison

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

Section 11 Definition of Academic Staff Senate Year

The operating year for the Academic Staff Senate is defined as August 1 through July 31 of the following year.

Section 12 Time of Elections

Elections for all open seats of the Academic Staff Senate shall be held during the spring semester and shall be completed by the last day of regular classes for that semester.