Council Nominations

Nominations are open.

Please forward any questions or feedback to Anne Stebbins, Secretary of Council, or Bann Al-Soultani, Coordinator of Adjudications.

Voting

The balloting will be conducted through the facility of the Office of the Faculty Council via an e-vote. Nominees’ full name and their department/school will appear on the ballots. All members of the Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Faculty Council shall be eligible to vote via e-vote. Provisions will be made for those who are unable to vote online.

Vice- Chair of Council- 1 Vacancy

One faculty member for a one-year term - Mandate

  • The Vice-Chair of the Council shall be elected from the members of the Council for a one-year term. The Vice-Chair is the Chief Teller and Chief Returning Officer for all elections.
  • The Vice-Chair normally assumes the Chair in the following year.
  • Should the position of Vice-Chair become vacant prior to the end of the normal term, an election shall be called.
  • Should the Vice-Chair-elect resign prior to the beginning of her/his term of office, an election for Vice-Chair shall be called.
  • The Vice-Chair presides over meetings of the Committee of the Whole.

 

Executive Committee- 1 Vacancy

One faculty member for a three-year term - Mandate

The Executive Committee will normally meet the last Wednesday of each month (September to June) from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Room N926N, Ross Building.

Membership
Chair of Faculty Council (who shall Chair the meetings) for a one-year term
Vice-Chair of Council
Six faculty members elected at-large for a three-year term
Three students appointed by the Student Council of the Liberal Arts & Professional Studies on an annual basis

Ex-officio (non-voting) members
Dean or dean’s designate
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies representative on the Executive Committee of Senate,
Secretary of Council or designate

Faculty members will be elected at-large for a three-year rolling cycle. Members elected at-large will not be from the same School/Department. Each year, one-third of the membership turns over and will be replaced on a rotational basis by other faculty members from different Schools/Departments who are not already represented on the Committee. At all times there shall be at least one member from each of the professional, humanities, and social sciences Departments/Schools. Units will self-identify as one of the following:  humanities, social science, or professional studies, reported to the Council Office by January 1.

At least half of the voting members of the Committee, the majority of whom are full-time faculty members, constitutes a quorum.

Academic Policy and Planning Committee - 4 Vacancies

Four faculty members for a three year term - Mandate

The Academic Policy and Planning Committee will normally meet the third Wednesday of each month (September - June) from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Room N926N, Ross Building.

Membership
Seven faculty members elected at-large for a three-year term
Two students appointed by the Student Council of the Liberal Arts & Professional Studies on an annual basis

Ex-officio (non-voting) members
Dean or dean’s designate
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Representative on the Academic Policy, Planning and Research Committee of Senate
Chair of Faculty Council or designate
Staff Representative from the Strategic Planning Unit
Secretary of Council or designate

Faculty members will be elected at-large for a three-year rolling cycle. Members elected at-large will not be from the same Department/School. Each year, one-third of the membership turns over and will be replaced on a rotational basis by other faculty members from Departments/Schools who are not already represented on the Committee. At all times there shall be at least one member from each of the professional, humanities, and social sciences Departments/Schools

The Chair of the Committee is selected by the voting members of the Committee for a two-year term.  At least half of the voting members of the Committee, the majority of whom are full-time faculty members, constitutes a quorum.

Tenure and Promotions Committee - 7 Vacancies

Seven full-time tenured faculty members for a three year term - Mandate

The Committee normally meets several times during the months November to June in three rotating panels at the Senate Review Committee. The Committee of the Whole normally meets on Thursdays four to five times a year.

Membership
15 faculty members elected at-large, all of whom shall have tenure, normally at least three of whom are professors or senior lecturers for a three-year term.

Six students appointed by the Student Council of the Liberal Arts & Professional Studies on an annual basis

Ex-officio (non-voting) members: 
Dean or dean’s designate
Chair of Faculty Council or designate
Secretary of Council or designate

Faculty members will be elected at-large for a three-year rolling cycle. Members elected at-large will not be
from the same School/Department.  Each year, half of the membership turns over and will be replaced on a rotational basis by
other faculty members from different Schools/Departments who are not already represented on the Committee. At all times there shall be
at least one member from the professional, humanities, and social sciences Departments/Schools, and at least one member from an
interdisciplinary program.  Units will self-identify as one of the following: humanities, social science, professional studies,
or interdisciplinary, reported to the Council Office by January 1.

The Faculty Committee will elect a Chair from among its tenured faculty members. The Committee will meet at least twice per year. At
least one from each of the three areas humanities, social science, and professional studies and is at least half of  the voting members of
the Committee, the majority of whom are full-time faculty members, constitutes a quorum.

Committee on Teaching, Learning & Student Success - 6 Vacancies

Six full-time faculty for a three-year term - Mandate

The Committee on Teaching, Learning and Student Success will normally meet on the first Monday of each month (September - June) from 11:30am to 1:00pm in Room N926N Ross Building.

Membership
Nine full-time faculty members elected-at large for a three-year term
Two graduate teaching assistants elected at-large on an annual basis
One contract faculty member elected at-large on an annual basis
Three students appointed by the Student Council of the Liberal Arts & Professional Studies on an annual basis

Full-time faculty members will be elected at-large for a three-year rolling cycle. Members elected at-large will not be from the same School/Department. Each year, one-third of the membership turns over and will be replaced on a rotational basis by other faculty members from different Schools/Departments who are not already represented on the Committee.

The Chair of the Committee is selected by the voting members of the Committee for a two-year term.

At least half of the voting members of the Committee, the majority of whom are full-time faculty members, constitutes a quorum.

Ex-officio (non-voting) members
Dean or dean’s designate
Representative from E-services
Director of the Teaching Commons or designate
Director of the Learning Commons or designate
Chair of Faculty Council or designate
Secretary of Council or designate

Committee on Student Academic Petitions and Appeals - 7 Vacancies

Seven faculty members for a two-year term- Mandate

The Committee will normally meet twice a week every other week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday in four rotating panels.

Membership
16 faculty members elected at-large for a two-year term
Eight students appointed by the Student Council of the Liberal Arts & Professional Studies on an annual basis

Ex-officio (non-voting) members
Dean or dean’s designate
Chair of Faculty Council or designate
Secretary of Council or designate

Faculty members will be elected at-large for two-year rolling cycle. Each year, half of the membership turns over and will be replaced on a rotational basis. The Chair of the Committee is selected by the voting members of the Committee for a one-year term. At all times there shall be at least one member from each of the professional, humanities, and social sciences Departments/Schools. Units will self-identify as one of the following: humanities, social science, or professional studies, reported to the Council Office by January 1.

At least half of the voting members of the Committee, the majority of whom are full-time faculty members, constitutes a quorum.

When constituted as the Petitions Adjudications Committee, the Committee shall:

Receive and act on student academic petitions and grade reappraisal appeals, including petitions against the application of Faculty, Departmental and School rules and regulations;
Meet in panels for consideration of cases for the adjudication of petitions and appeals against previous committee decisions.
Petitions Adjudication Committee Membership:

Panels will consist of six voting members of whom two are students, elected by and from the Committee on Student Academic Petitions. Normally, a panel will have at least three members to adjudicate student academic petitions, of whom one must be a student. During the summer months, or when quorum requirements cannot otherwise be met, membership may be supplemented by a reserve membership drawn from among former members of the Committee.

There shall be no ex-officio members.

Representatives on Senate - 4 Vacancies

Request for nominations for members to serve as Liberal Arts & Professional Studies representatives on Senate.  Four full-time faculty vacancies for a three-year term - Mandate

Senate usually meets on the fourth Thursday of each month (September - June) from 3:00pm-5:00pm in the Senate Chamber, Room N940, Ross Building.

Representative on Senate Committee: Honorary Degrees - 1 Vacancy

Request for nominations for a member to serve as the Liberal Arts & Professional Studies representative on the Honorary Degrees and Ceremonials Sub-Committee for a three-year term - Mandate