2013 Elections for Faculty Senate and
The Faculty Senate Elections committee is inviting nominations for candidates for the University of Rochester Faculty Senate, and for the University Committee on Tenure and Privileges (UCTP). Elections are scheduled to take place this spring. At stake are 15 (out of 45) seats in the Faculty Senate, and three seats on the UCTP (one each for the College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering, the School of Medicine and Dentistry and the School of Nursing).
The electorate for Senate elections consists of all full-time members of the Faculty (Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and Professors) and of part-time members of the Faculty of rank Professor or Associate Professor or equivalent. Eligible for election to the Senate are full-time members of the electorate for Senate elections. Eligible for election to the UCTP are full-time members of the Faculty with unlimited tenure.
Senators and UCTP members ordinarily serve three-year terms, starting on July 1. Each year, one-third of the Senate seats are up for election. Senators who have served two consecutive three-year terms are ineligible for election in the year in which they complete their second term. Faculty Senate elections are “at large” elections: any member of the faculty can nominate any faculty member and vote for any candidate, regardless of their respective schools.
The UCTP has nine members: two from the College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering, two from the School of Medicine and Dentistry, and one each from the Eastman School of Music, the School of Nursing, the Simon School of Business and the Warner School of Education. The ninth member is appointed by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee. Members ordinarily serve three year terms, and there are no term limits. Each year, two or three seats are up for election, and this year the schools with elections are the College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering; the Eastman School of Music; and the School of Medicine and Dentistry. UCTP elections are “district based”: you can only nominate candidates from your own school for your own school’s available seat, and you can only vote in the election for your school’s seat on the UCTP.
Nominations are due by 4PM, March 20, 2013 and can be made in two ways.
(1) Send the appropriate form (see links below) with the name of the nominee and signatures of three members of the Faculty Senate electorate (in case of nominations for the UCTP, the signatures must be from member of the Faculty Senate electorate with primary appointment in the same school as the nominee) via intra-mural mail to Jenni Oliver , Faculty Senate Office, RC Box 270014.
(2) Send an email with the name of the candidate and the names of three members of the Faculty Senate electorate (the nominators) to Jenni Oliver (FacultySenate@UR.Rochester.edu). IMPORTANT: Please copy all three nominators on the email to Jenni. In case of nominations for the UCTP, the nominators must be members of the Faculty Senate electorate with primary appointment in the same school as the nominee).
Please use separate forms or emails if you want to make multiple nominations.
For more information on Faculty Senate, UCTP and the elections, see elsewhere on this site. If you have any questions, please contact Jenni Oliver at FacultySenate@UR.Rochester.edu.
Thank you for your participation!
Nick Bigelow and Joyce McDonough
Faculty Senate Nomination Form: 2013_Senate_Nomination_Form.pdf
University Committee on Tenure and Privileges Form: Nomination Form UCTP.pdf