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Faculty Senate Senate Election

Washington State University Faculty Senate Chair-Elect 2019

The Faculty Senate of Washington State University is currently 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.

Eligibility to run for Chair-Elect:

  • Section 1 C of the Senate Constitution: The Chair-Elect of the Senate shall be elected by and from the membership* of the Senate, from among those individuals who have served in the Senate within the previous four academic years or those who have served on the Steering Committee in 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 for election.

  • Section III #4 of 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.

Election Calendar

Feb 19 (Tuesday) – Deadline for nominations for the position of Chair-Elect of the Faculty Senate by 5 PM

Mar 7 (Thursday) – candidates announced to Senate

Mar 11 (Monday) – ballots sent to all senators

Mar 26 (Thursday) – ballots due

Mar 27 (Wednesday) – ballots counted by Executive Secretary and Parliamentarian and/or ASWSU President

Mar 28 (Thursday) – Chair-Elect announced (If clear majority)

Mar 29 (Friday) – If no clear majority, a second ballot will be distributed with the names of the top 2 candidates in accordance with the Senate Bylaws.

Apr 9 (Tuesday) – Second round of ballots due by 5 PM

Apr 11 (Thursday) – Chair-Elect announced


Duties and responsibilities of the Senate Executive Committee

The link below provides a summary of the current duties of the senate executive committee.

Financial Support

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.


Please complete the following form to submit your nomination for office.  Candidate responses and curriculum vita will be posted on this site on February 21, 2019

  • Please describe your prior service (department, college, and university).
  • Please comment on your ability to commit to the service load associated with faculty senate leadership.
  • Please describe your vision and goals that support multi-campus shared governance.
  • Please upload a copy of your curriculum vita.
    Drop files here or


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