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The 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.

  1. 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, or
    a retired 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.

  2. Notwithstanding the rank held, the following are not voting members of the faculty:

    persons serving under acting or visiting appointments;
    persons on leave of absence;
    persons serving under clinical or affiliate appointments;
    persons of emeritus status unless serving on a part-time basis;
    persons serving under adjunct appointments insofar as their adjunct appointments are concerned.
    [For definitions of faculty titles, see Section 24-34.]

  3. 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 WOT
    Professor WOT