Rules and Bylaws

Elections and Appointments (Bylaw 66c)

  • In order to best assure the effective operation of the Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty Senators Council, all elections for members of the Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty Senators Council should be held prior to the University Commencement in May.
  • The name of each representative to the Senate should be transmitted to the Secretary of the Senate within five days of the University Commencement in May. Elections and transmission of the names of the members in the first year of operations may be delayed while the Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty Senators Council is in formation.
  • The twenty-seven elected representatives will be selected as follows: one from the Division of the Libraries of the University; and twenty-six apportioned among the colleges,
    schools, and the Abu Dhabi and Shanghai portal campuses by the method of
    equal proportions with the proviso that each college and school and each of the
    two portal campuses will be entitled to at least one elected Senator and none will
    have more than six elected Senators.
  • Each year, the University Secretary and General Counsel will provide to the Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty Senators Council and the dean of each college and school and the vice chancellor of each of the two portal campuses the number of faculty members assigned to each for the purpose of Senate elections and will at the same time state the number of Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty Senators to which each is entitled. A Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty Senator whose term has expired will be eligible for
    reelection.
  • For purposes of the election, any Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty
    member who is a member of more than one faculty will be assigned by the
    President and Chancellor to one faculty only, and any such faculty member,
    otherwise eligible to vote, who is not formally attached to a faculty will be assigned
    by the President and Chancellor to one of the faculties of the University.
  • Any Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty member who holds an administrative office and
    whose administrative responsibilities encompass a college, school, portal campus,
    the Division of the Libraries or the University will not be eligible for election to the
    Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty Senators Council. Final determination of
    eligibility for membership rests with the extant Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty
    Senators Council.