Article IX: Duties of Senators

Section 1: General Duties

  1. Represent their appropriate constituency and be a communication link between the Senate and that group.
  2. Regularly attend meetings of the Academic Staff Senate.
  3. Serve as liaisons on appropriate standing bodies or ad hoc committees of the Academic Staff Senate.
  4. In order to facilitate communication between the Academic Staff Senate and the Faculty Senate, a liaison shall be selected to regularly attend meetings of the Faculty Senate.  Any Senator may serve in this role.  If there is no other Senator interested in serving, the Vice-Chair shall serve as liaison to Faculty Senate.

Section 2: Absences

A Senator may be asked to resign if that Senator misses two consecutive meetings of the Senate without sending  a qualified alternate.

Section 3: Recall of a Senator

A Senator will be recalled from office by a petition to the Academic Staff Senate signed by two-thirds of the academic staff members represented by that Senator.

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