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Faculty Senate & Governance

Voting faculty

Under the Faculty Code (Section. 21-32), certain members of the university faculty are granted voting membership in the faculty. These are the university faculty who have the authority and the responsibility to participate in the stewardship of the university.

Except as provided in paragraph B of this section the voting members of the university faculty are those faculty members holding the rank of:

  • Professor, 50% appointment or greater.
  • Research professor, 50% appointment or greater.
  • Associate professor, 50% appointment or greater.
  • Research associate professor, 50% appointment or greater.
  • Assistant professor, 50% appointment or greater.
  • Research assistant professor, 50% appointment or greater.
  • Full-time instructor.
  • Full-time principal lecturer.
  • Full-time senior lecturer.
  • Full-time senior artist in residence.
  • Full-time lecturer.
  • Full-time artist in residence.
  • A┬áretired assistant professor, associate professor, or professor during the quarter(s) he or she is serving on a part-time basis, or a retired research assistant professor, research associate professor or research professor during the quarter(s) he or she is serving on a part-time basis.

Notwithstanding the rank held, the following are not voting members of the faculty (For definitions of faculty titles, see Section 24-34.) :

  • Persons serving under acting or visiting appointments.
  • Persons on leave of absence.
  • Persons serving under clinical or affiliate appointments.
  • Persons serving under professor of practice appointments.
  • Persons of emeritus status unless serving on a part-time basis.
  • Persons serving under adjunct appointments insofar as their adjunct appointments are concerned.

Research faculty may vote on all personnel matters as described in the Faculty Code except those relating to the promotion to and/or tenure of faculty to the following ranks:

  • Senior lecturer.
  • Assistant professor.
  • Associate professor.
  • Professor.
  • Associate professor without tenure.
  • Professor without tenure.