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 and/or title of:

  • Professor, 50% appointment or greater.
  • Research professor, 50% appointment or greater.
  • Teaching professor, 50% appointment or greater.
  • Associate professor, 50% appointment or greater.
  • Research associate professor, 50% appointment or greater.
  • Associate teaching professor, 50% appointment or greater.
  • Assistant professor, 50% appointment or greater.
  • Research assistant professor, 50% appointment or greater.
  • Assistant teaching professor, 50% appointment or greater.
  • Full-time senior artist in residence.
  • Full-time lecturer.
  • Full-time artist in residence.
  • A retired assistant professor, associate professor, or professor (including those with research or teaching titles), or a retired principal lecturer or senior lecturer, during the quarter(s) that person is serving on a part-time basis.

Notwithstanding the rank or title 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 and titles:

  • Senior artist in residence.
  • Associate teaching professor.
  • Teaching professor.
  • Associate professor.
  • Professor.
  • Associate professor WOT.
  • Professor WOT.

Teaching 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 and titles:

  • Research associate professor.
  • Research professor.
  • Associate professor.
  • Professor.
  • Associate professor WOT.
  • Professor WOT.