Eligibility and Election Procedures

Faculty Affairs Committee

  1. Eligibility to vote: All full-time teaching faculty members, all those who share joint appointment on the faculty, and all librarians; and all regular part-time teaching faculty.
  2. Eligibility to serve: All full-time teaching faculty members, all those who share joint appointment on the faculty, and all librarians; and all regular part-time teaching faculty (see Faculty Handbook, section K for definition). The Faculty Teaching Consultant shall not be eligible for FAC while serving as Consultant nor for a period of three academic years thereafter.
  3. Procedures for election: A ballot listing those eligible to serve is distributed to all those eligible to vote. Those on sabbatical in the current year are so noted. Those voting are asked to circle the name of each candidate the voter believes is particularly well suited to fill this vacancy. The person with the most votes is elected directly, without a runoff election. Runoffs are conducted in the event of ties.

Faculty Interview and Search Committee

  1. Eligibility to vote: All full-time teaching faculty members, all those who share joint appointment on the faculty, and all librarians; all regular part-time teaching faculty.
  2. Eligibility to serve: All full-time teaching faculty members, all those who share joint appointment on the faculty, and all librarians; all regular part-time teaching faculty (see Faculty Handbook, section K for definition).
  3. Procedures for election: A ballot listing those eligible to serve is distributed to all those eligible to vote. Those on sabbatical in the current year are so noted. Those voting are asked to circle the name of each candidate the voter believes is particularly well suited to fill this vacancy. The person with the most votes is elected directly, without a runoff election. Runoffs are conducted in the event of ties.

Nominating Committee

  1. Eligibility to vote: All full-time faculty members, whether administrative or teaching, all librarians, all full-time coaches, all ‘regular part-time’ faculty members, all persons holding joint appointments; and all temporary part-time faculty members who have taught at least five courses at the college.
  2. Eligibility to serve: All those in category (a) above.
  3. Procedures for election: A ballot listing those eligible to serve is distributed to all those eligible to vote. Those who will be on sabbatical or serving on FAC are not listed. Those voting are asked to circle the name of each candidate the voter believes is particularly well suited to fill this vacancy. The person with the most votes is elected directly, without a runoff election. Runoffs are conducted in the event of ties.
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