University Committees - Membership Election Procedures
UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES - MEMBERSHIP ELECTION
Appointment to standing committees
and to other university committees which require approval or consent of the
University Council will follow the procedure below (Bylaws, Article 15,
- The executive secretary of
the University Council shall notify the eligible faculty of the available
positions by written announcement.
to their college councils shall submit to their respective college councils
the names of interested applicants for their particular
positions, together with any additional nominees of their choice. In a college
without departments or a college council, the faculty, as a whole, shall act
as both department and
- The college councils concerned
will consider the list of applicants and nominees, together with any choices
of their own, and make appropriate recommendations
directly to the University Council for action according to established procedures.
The recommendations of each college council shall attempt to represent minorities
and women equitably within the
a. In case a position
is identified as being from the university-at-large, one candidate may be
recommended to the University Council by each college, together
with a brief statement concerning the special qualifications of each nominee;
b. In case a position
is identified as representing a specific college, not more than two candidates
will be recommended to the University Council.
- The executive secretary of
the University Council, upon receipt of nominations from the colleges, will
solicit from each nominee a brief statement indicating the nature
of the nominee's interest in the committee and qualifications for appointment.
- The Steering Committee of
the University Council shall examine the qualifications of the nominees and
recommend to the University Council those nominees who
seem best qualified. The recommendations of the Steering Committee shall attempt
to represent equitably the minorities and women nominated to the council.
The council shall then
make the final choice for recommendation to the president.
- Where the appointee to a committee
is required to be a member of the University Council, the nomination shall
be made by the Steering Committee and forwarded
to the University Council for approval together with a brief statement concerning
the special qualifications of the nominee.
- When a need arises for an
immediate nomination, the Steering Committee shall have the authority to make
the nomination itself. The Steering Committee shall
decide when such a need has arisen, and shall be prepared to justify such
decision to the University Council. A person nominated under this provision
shall be authorized to
assume the responsibilities of the position immediately, subject to final
confirmation by the University Council at the earliest possible meeting of
Should a member of a standing
committee of the university or other university-wide committee be unable
to attend a meeting of the committee or temporarily be able to serve on
the committee for a period of time not to exceed nine weeks, such member
may designate a qualified alternate from the members of the constituency
represented. Each committee shall, at the beginning of each academic year,
approve working rules specific to the committee with respect to the determination
of alternate members. The designated alternate shall have the same prerogatives
as the regular member.
Should a member be unable
to complete a term of office or be unable to serve on the committee for
a period of time in excess of nine weeks, a replacement shall be selected
in the same manner in which the regular member was selected, and shall serve
until such time as the regular member is able to return to the committee
or until the beginning of the next term of office.