As Amended Through November 9, 2009
Article III — Other Academic Staff Representation
- Section 1. The Other Academic Staff electorate is composed of those members of the Other Academic Staff who are engaged in and responsible for the educational function of the University; ordinarily this will involve teaching and research. Specifically, the Other Academic Staff electorate shall consist of all persons of the campus non-visiting academic staff who have a full-time appointment, are paid by the University, are not candidates for a degree from this University, and who:
- a. Hold the academic rank or title of professor, associate professor, or assistant professor modified by the terms “research,” “adjunct,” or “clinical;” or
- b. Hold the academic rank or title of instructor or lecturer and are not included in the faculty electorate by designation of their voting unit; or
- c. Hold the unmodified academic rank or title of teaching associate, research associate, or clinical associate; or
- d. Are members of the academic staff as defined in the University Statutes, Article II, Section 5, and satisfy the teaching or research criteria established by the Senate Committee on University Statutes and Senate Procedures and approved by the Senate.
- Section 2. All persons included in the Other Academic Staff electorate shall be eligible for election to the Senate, without distinction on the basis of rank or other criteria. Each member of the electorate shall be entitled to cast one vote for each open senatorial position in the member’s electoral unit.
- Section 3. Elections shall be held on the basis of voting units. One at-large seat will be elected by those described in Article III section 1a, b, and c. Seven senators will be elected by those described in section 1d. Elections for this group shall be held on the basis of employment in an academic unit or the University of Illinois Extension or the Institute for Natural Resource Sustainability. These election units shall be as nearly equal in size as is practicable and shall be the same as the voting units for the relevant Council of Academic Professionals election districts.
- Section 4. Those eligible to vote in each Other Academic Staff voting unit shall be notified that an election is to be held. Any member of the Other Academic Staff electorate who desires to run for election from their electorate unit shall submit a statement to that effect and a short biography to the appropriate Other Academic Staff voting unit elections and credentials committee. The nominee receiving the highest number of votes shall be deemed elected.
- Section 5. Voting on the election of senators shall be by secret ballot.
- Section 6. Senators shall be elected for two-year terms commencing at the beginning of the next academic year. Provision shall be made for staggered terms so that approximately half the Other Academic Staff senators will be elected each year.
- Section 7. Vacancies shall be filled by election of a member of the voting unit for the remainder of the vacant term in accordance with the nomination and election procedures prescribed in this Article.
- Section 8. No senator shall be elected for more than three consecutive full terms.
- Section 9. An Other Academic Staff senator can be recalled by a vote of two-thirds of those voting in the recall election.
- Section 10. Membership in the Other Academic Staff electorate continues during the term of any member elected to the Senate.