Article III

Section 1 Academic Staff Representatives

The Academic Staff Senate shall have a total of nine (9) representatives. One member will be elected from each of the five (5) specific service areas. The four remaining positions will be elected as at-large representatives.

Section 2 Service Areas of the Academic Staff

The five (5) service areas of the academic staff and the units represented within each service area are:

Section 3 Term of Office

Each representative of the Academic Staff Senate shall be elected to a two year term of office. Four representatives will be elected in odd numbered years, one from Service Area I, one from Service Area II, and two at-large. 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 Limit Upon Number of Representatives

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

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 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 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 a non-voting 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 a non-voting 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 a non-voting 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.