1. Each unit of the University shall have one representative for each sixty persons, or major proportion thereof, who are full-time faculty eligible to vote at that unit. No delegation shall have fewer than two Senators. Each unit having at least sixty persons  who are part-time  members  of the instructional staff, as such staff is defined  in the Bylaws  of the Board of Trustees, as well as those persons holding titles  in the CLT series, but excluding those  persons identified under Section 3 below, shall  collectively have  one additional representative. Units which have separate schools that have previously  elected their own Senators,  and schools which  have  sixty  members of the faculty or a major  portion thereof eligible to vote, shall  continue to provide such representation within  the total delegation.
    2. Faculty eligible to vote shall constitute the electorate for purposes of nominating and electing candidates.
  1. To be a member of the Senate representing the faculty  identified under Section  1.a. above,  a person  must  hold  faculty rank,  except  as excluded below  in Section 3.
  2. No person holding the position of Chancellor, Deputy Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, University Administrator, University Associate Administrator, University Assistant Administrator, President, Provost, Vice President, Assistant Vice President, University Dean, University Associate Dean, University Assistant Dean, Dean, Associate Dean, Assistant Dean, Administrator, Associate Administrator, Assistant Administrator, Visiting Professor, Visiting Associate Professor, Visiting Assistant Professor, Research Associate, Research Assistant, Clinical Assistant, Registrar, Associate Registrar, Assistant Registrar, Registrar’s Assistant, Higher Education Officer, Higher Education Associate, Higher Education Assistant, Assistant to Higher Education Officer, Higher Education Intern, Business Manager, Assistant Business Manager, Assistant to Business Manager, or whose duties are predominantly  administrative in nature, not directly related to teaching and research, except in the case of department chairs, shall be eligible for election as a Senator.
  3. Senators shall be elected for a term of three (3) years, except that each unit of the University shall allocate, if necessary, terms of office to individual Senators in such fashion that, as near as may be possible, one-third of the terms of office of all its Senators shall expire annually.
    1. In the month of October the Senate Office shall notify each of the constituent units of the University as to the number of Senators allocated to that unit’s delegation.
    2. Nominations for Senator shall be made at each constituent unit of the University during the month of November. Each college, school, or constituent unit of the University having its own faculty deliberative body shall determine its own nominating procedures. Where such a faculty deliberative body does not exist, the University Faculty Senate delegation in consultation with the Executive Committee of the University Faculty Senate shall determine the nominating procedures to be followed.
    3. Elections shall be held at each constituent unit of the University during a full academic week at least two weeks after nominations, but not later than February 1. Newly elected Senators shall attend without vote such plenary sessions of the Senate as may occur before the organizational meeting of the Senate in May. Elected Senators shall take office officially at the May organizational meeting of the Senate and serve through the day prior to the May organizational meeting of the year ending their stipulated term of office.
    4. The Senate shall be the judge of the elections, returns, and qualifications of its own members.
    5. Each college shall elect annually two alternates to fill vacancies in the regular Senate delegation of the constituent unit as they may occur. Alternates may attend meetings of the Senate with voice but without vote. In the absence of a member of the Alternate’s delegation an Alternate may vote.  A Senator who resigns or vacates his or her position, prior to termination of incumbency, shall be replaced, until the next regular University-wide election, by an Alternate.
    6. A Senator may be removed from office by means of the following procedure: (1) that a petition to recall, signed by sixty of the members of the electorate or one­ third  of the electorate, whichever is less,  is submitted to the University Faculty Senate delegation in the constituent unit of the University of which the Senator is a member, and to the Executive Committee of the Senate; and (2) that a recall referendum  is scheduled  within two weeks of the submission  to the University Faculty Senate delegation in the constituent unit of the University and to the Executive Committee of the Senate of the petition to recall. A Senator will be deemed to have been removed from office if, in the recall referendum, a majority votes to recall. If a Senator is recalled, a new election shall be scheduled within four weeks of the date of notification of recall to choose a replacement. No Senator who is recalled shall be prohibited from standing for re-election.
  4. The faculty collective negotiating agency shall be invited to send a representative to plenary sessions of the Senate to participate without vote.
  5. The Chancellor of the University shall be an ex-officio member of the Senate, with voice but without vote.
  6. Each delegation to the Senate shall designate one member of its delegation as liaison with its faculty council or appropriate deliberative body.