on the Merit Evaluation Committee is open to all departmental faculty
on non-administrative regular appointments except representatives to the
College and University Councils. All regular faculty on
non-administrative appointments vote in the election of the Committee.
The Department Chair meets with the Committee as a non-voting member.
The Committee is elected in the following manner:
members constitute the Committee, two elected each year; the third, the
Chair, returns to the Committee from the Prior year.
serving a term (one or two years) on the Committee, a faculty member
may not serve again until a number of years equal to that term has
candidates are chosen by means of a nominating ballot. Each voting
faculty member may vote for two from among the eligible faculty on the
nominating ballot. On the final ballot each faculty member votes for one
of the candidates. The individual who receives the largest number of
votes is elected for two years and serves as Chair of the Committee in
the following year. The person with the second highest vote total is elected for one year.