ROLE OF SENATOR
The Administrative Management Council is represented on the University Senate by five Senators. The constituency of the AMC elects four of the five University Senators, as well as two Alternate Senators for each Senator except the chair. Two of the Senators are elected in May of alternate years to serve a two year term. The Chairperson of the AMC holds one of the Senate seats for the duration of his/her term in office. The Vice-Chairperson holds the alternate position for the Chair.
FUNCTION OF SENATORS
The Senators will attend all Senate meetings and shall convey to the Senate the expressed interests and concerns of the Administrative Management Council. The Senators shall attend all meetings of the Council and present, at each Council meeting, a report on the actions and activities of the Senate.
The Senator who serves on the Senate Financial Affairs Committee will serve as an ex-officio member of the Personnel and Benefits Committee of the Administrative Management Council. This Senator must attend the Personnel and Benefits Committee meetings to accurately present and defend, to the Senate Financial Affairs Committee, all benefits and personnel policies recommended by the Council.
Alternate Senators shall serve as liaisons to the University Senate and its committees and shall convey to this body the express interests, concerns and decisions of the Administrative Management Council. The alternate Senators shall attend Senate meetings, and in the absence of the Senator, for whom they are the alternate, shall exercise the privileges of the absent Senator in accordance with Senate Bylaws. Alternate Senators shall give periodic reports to the Council as determined by the Council Chairperson. The alternate Senator(s), if not an AMC representative, is allowed to participate at the monthly meetings, but may only vote if the Senator they represent is absent.
AMC Senators are also members of the AMC Executive Committee and are invited to attend monthly meetings hosted by the AMC Chair.
ELECTIONS AND ELIGIBILITY
Unlike the Representative position that allows for any administrator to self-nominate, Senator positions have very specific requirements to be an eligible candidate. Eligibility is as follows:
(1) Nominees shall be drawn from among the constituency of the Administrative Management Council providing that they are current or formerly elected members of the Council who have served in good standing within the past two years.
(2) Non-Council members who have actively served on AMC committees within the past two years are also eligible.
(3) All candidates will be required to prepare a written statement regarding their goals and functions as a Senator. The candidates shall be expected to attend the end-of-year annual meeting in May where they will be required to give a brief statement about their candidacy.
(4) A candidate who cannot attend the annual meeting may designate someone, with the approval of the Chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee, to present his or her statement. The candidates’ written statements and ballots shall be made available to the constituents by a method approved by the Council within one week prior to the May annual meeting.
Questions about the Senator Position?
If you would like to know more about Senator position, please contact one of the currently elected Senators from available under the Senators Tab above.