Washington State University Faculty Senate 2022-2023 Executive Election
The Faculty Senate of Washington State University will be seeking nominations for the position of Chair-Elect. The Faculty Senate represents all campuses to the WSU administration and eligible faculty are encouraged to run.
Nominations for the Chair-Elect position will open on February 3, 2022
The form to submit the statement and CV will be made available on February 3, 2022. Candidate responses and links to CVs will be posted on this site before candidates are formally announced on February 17, 2022.
|Procedural step||When it occurs||2022 dates|
|Dates and procedures announced||Second Faculty Senate meeting||February 3|
|Formal nominations due to Executive Secretary 1,2||5 PM Tuesday before third meeting||February 15|
|Candidates announced||Third meeting||February 17|
|Ballots sent to senators||Friday after third meeting||February 18|
|Ballots due||5 PM Tuesday before fifth meeting||March 22|
|Ballots read and counted by Executive Secretary and ASWSU President||Wednesday before fifth meeting||March 23|
|Chair-elect or need for second round 3 announced||Fifth meeting||March 24|
|2nd round ballots distributed||Friday after fifth meeting||March 25|
|2nd round ballots due||5 PM Tuesday before sixth meeting||April 5|
|2nd round ballots read and counted by Executive Secretary and ASWSU President||Wednesday before sixth meeting||April 6|
|Chair-elect announced||Sixth meeting||April 7|
1Eligibility for Nomination
From Article III, Section 2 of the Faculty Senate Constitution:
The chair-elect of the Faculty Senate shall be elected by the membership* of the Faculty Senate from among those individuals who are currently a senator, parliamentarian, or a faculty member (as defined by “Appointment Status” in Article II, Section 5) of any Faculty Senate sponsored committee or have served in one of these positions within the previous four years. The chair-elect shall assume the duties of the chair in the absence of the chair.
*i.e., both continuing senators and those whose terms are expiring are eligible to vote in this election
2Statement and CV
Chair-Elect Nominees (self-nomination is permitted) are requested to prepare a statement outlining their background and goals for their term as an officer of the Faculty Senate. This statement and a copy of their CV will be posted to the Faculty Senate website; submitting them constitutes formal acceptance of the nomination. These documents are to be submitted by the time formal nominations are due (5 PM on Tuesday before the third Faculty Senate meeting in spring semester).
The italicized entries in the table occur if a second round is needed, i.e., if no candidate has a majority of the votes cast in the first round or if fewer than 40% of senators vote. The two candidates receiving the highest number of votes in the first round move on to the second round of voting.
From Article III, Section 4 of the Faculty Senate Bylaws:
All elections of officers shall take place by a majority of those present and voting. If no candidate secures a majority, a run-off election shall be conducted between the two candidates with the highest number of votes.
Duties and responsibilities of the Senate Executive Committee
The link below provides a summary of the current duties of the senate executive committee.
The Provost provides financial support to help offset the workload of faculty senate leadership. At this time, the Chair-Elect, Chair, and Executive Secretary receive support in the form of buy-outs and other compensation that is negotiated with the faculty member’s chair or director and dean. The following link details those funding mechanisms.