Article VI

The officers of the Academic Staff Senate shall consist of a Chair, a Vice-Chair and a Secretary. The officers shall constitute the Executive Committee of the Senate.

Section 1 Duties of the Chair

The Chair shall set the agenda and preside at meetings of the Academic Staff Senate; represent the academic staff to other constituencies; and perform any duties prescribed to this position within the by-laws.

Section 2 Duties of the Vice-Chair

The Vice-Chair shall serve in the absence of the Chair; regularly attend the meetings of the Faculty Senate as the representative of the Academic Staff Senate; and perform other duties as prescribed within the by-laws.

Section 3 Duties of the Secretary

The Secretary shall work with the Recording Secretary, who will record and distribute the meeting minutes; distribute election results; process communications of and for the Academic Staff Senate; and perform other duties as prescribed within the by-laws.

Section 4 Duties of the Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is authorized to consult with appropriate administrators and other persons; to establish meeting times and dates for the Senate; to establish the agenda for the meetings; to call special meetings of the academic staff as needed; and to communicate electronically in the interest of time when necessary.

Section 5 Election of the Officers

The election of officers will occur at the May meeting of the Academic Staff Senate. Officers will serve a term of one-year, beginning with the fall semester.