Purdue University Northwest Faculty Senate
Faculty Senate Document 17-02
Submission Date: 8/25/2017 (Executive Committee)
Senate Action and Date:
- For Discussion, 8/25/2017;
Whereas: The Bylaws make no provision for the election of a Chair of the Senate for the first year after the transition to proportional representation in 2018-19, and
Whereas: It is in the best interests of the Senate to have experienced leadership, therefore,
Be it resolved: There shall be a special position for the 2017-2018 academic year of Chair-elect of the Senate, with the person serving in this position to become Chair of the Senate in the Fall of 2018,
Further: The Chair-elect shall be a member of the leadership of the Senate, along with the Chair and Vice-Chair; the Chair-elect shall be an additional member of the Senate, with vote, and shall serve on the Executive Committee,
Further: The Chair-elect shall be elected by the Senate from among all eligible voting faculty, whether or not they currently serve on the Senate,
Further: that the Executive Committee shall solicit nominations of eligible faculty for the position of Chair-elect, with an election to be held by the Senate at its September, 2017 meeting.
Further: If the Chair-elect is currently a member of the Senate, his or her seat on the Senate shall be considered vacated and subject to replacement by his or her academic unit, according to its normal procedures.