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SP.00.04
September 27, 1999

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
URBANA-CHAMPAIGN SENATE

University Statutes and Senate Procedures
(Final;Action)

SP.00.04 Proposed Changes to Election Rules for Faculty Senators

BACKGROUND

When the Senate approved SP.95.04, Proposed Bylaws Changes to Merge the Committees on University Statutes and Senate Procedures, Elections and Credentials, and Parliamentarians, on January 29, 1996, the duties of the Senate Elections and Credentials Committee (SECC) were assumed by University Statutes and Senate Procedures (USSP). The housekeeping amendments below reflect that change. Also, in accord with provisions approved by the Senate on February 9, 1998, to eliminate the first organizational meeting, amendments to sections 6.5 and 10 are proposed below.

RECOMMENDATIONS

The Senate Committee on University Statutes and Senate Procedures recommends approval of the following modifications to the Election Rules for Faculty Senators (only amended sections and subsections have been included). In the amendments below, text to be deleted is in [square brackets]; text to be added is underscored.

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE ELECTION RULES FOR FACULTY SENATORS

2. College Committees

3. Election Units; Apportionment

4. Time and Duration of Elections

6. Candidate Qualifications

8. Nomination Procedures

10. Election Certification by Senate Committee

The [SECC] USSP shall certify election results to the Senate at the [first] organizational meeting of the newly elected Senate. These results shall be entered in the minutes of that meeting. The [SECC] USSP may delay certification of candidates whose elections are in doubt or may certify the election of such candidates upon appropriate conditions.

11. Formal Reports

All reports from college elections and credentials committees to the [SECC] USSP should be addressed to the Senate Clerk.

13. Grievances and Appeals

14. Resignations and Vacancies

UNIVERSITY STATUTES AND SENATE PROCEDURES
Robert Fossum, Chair
Humza Durrani
H. George Friedman
Harry H. Hilton
John W. Kindt
Amit Mathur
Julian Palmore
Robert C. Damrau, ex officio
C. K. Gunsalus, ex officio (designee)
Vera V. Mainz (PAC Liaison)