The University Senate Office holds elections each year to fill Senator vacancies that arise in the following constituencies: staff (exempt, non-exempt, and contingent II), part-time professional track faculty, professional track faculty with entry-level titles, emeritus faculty, undergraduate students, and graduate students. These elections take place online through the Senate website.
Faculty Senators representing full-time tenured/tenure track (T/TT) and professional track (PTK) faculty are elected through their academic units (not via the Senate website) for a three-year term. Each College may elect 1 representative for every 15 T/TT faculty or a major fraction thereof and 1 representative for every 30 PTK faculty or major fraction thereof.
Each staff category elects 1 representative for every 200 full-time employees for three-year terms. The staff categories are as follows: non-exempt staff from Colleges and Academic Affairs, non-exempt staff from Divisions, exempt staff from Colleges and Academic Affairs, and exempt staff from Divisions.
Undergraduate students are apportioned by College, with 1 representative for every 1,000 full-time undergraduate students. Each Undergraduate Student Senator serves a one-year term and can serve a total of 3 consecutive terms.
Graduate students elect 10 representatives at-large for one-year terms. Graduate Student Senators can be elected for a total of 3 consecutive terms.
Representatives of the single-member constituencies listed below are each elected for a one-year term from among their ranks and are eligible to be elected for 3 consecutive terms:
- part-time research, part-time teaching, adjunct, and all visiting faculty
- emeritus faculty
- head coaches
- post-doctoral scholars, post-doctoral associates, junior lecturers, and faculty assistants
- contingent II staff
- part-time undergraduate students
- part-time graduate students
2017-2018 Staff, Student, and Single-Member Constituency Senator Elections Timeline
- January 16, 2018: Candidacy Period Opens
- February 2, 2018: Candidacy Period Closes
- February 19, 2018: Election Period Opens
- March 2, 2018: Election Period Closes
2017-2018 Faculty Senator Elections Timeline
- October 15, 2017 through February 16, 2018