Chapter 3335-17 Election Bylaws of the University Senate

3335-17-01  Administration members.

The twenty-six members from the administration shall consist of the university president, the executive vice president and provost, the senior vice president for business and finance, the vice president for research, the vice president for student life, the executive dean of the college of arts and sciences, the deans of the other thirteen colleges, the executive dean for the regional campuses, the dean of the graduate school, the dean for undergraduate education, the director of libraries, and the three divisional deans of the college of arts and sciences.

Senate revision date: 4/14/2005

(Board approval dates: 5/7/2004, 5/6/2005, 2/11/2011)

 

3335-17-02  Elections.

The faculty, professional student, graduate student, and undergraduate student members and alternates of the university senate shall be chosen in the manner prescribed by the appropriate constituency as defined in rule 3335-17-03 of the Administrative Code. All terms of service shall begin in the autumn semester following election.

Senate revision dates: 9/29/1984, 12/2/1989

 

3335-17-03  Administration and supervision of elections.

The primary responsibility for administering and supervising senate elections shall reside with the faculty council, for the election of faculty members of the senate; council of graduate students, for the election of graduate student members; inter-professional council, for the election of professional student members; and undergraduate student government, for the election of undergraduate student members. Each group shall:

(A)  Propose procedures and regulations for nominations and elections, consistent with these bylaws; the nomination procedure shall include the opportunity for direct nominations by an appropriate number of electors eligible to vote in an election for the office in question.

(B)  Report the results of elections in its constituencies to the senate secretary for certification of senate members. Faculty elections will begin the second week of January and results are to be submitted by the first of March; other constituencies by the fifteenth of May.

(C)  Take action to ensure that the time and manner of nominations and elections are well publicized so as to provide reasonable notice to those eligible to participate. Any notices referring to the university senate elections shall be conspicuously designated as such.

Senate revision dates: 6/2/1979, 3/8/1980, 12/2/1989

 

3335-17-04  Apportionment of faculty members.

(A)  Seventy faculty members shall be apportioned as follows: at least one to represent each of the following faculty constituencies:

College of arts and sciences: division of arts and humanities
College of arts and sciences: division of natural and mathematical sciences
College of arts and sciences: division of social and behavioral sciences
College of food, agricultural, and environmental sciences
College of business, the Max M. Fisher
College of dentistry
College of education and human ecology
College of engineering
The Michael Moritz College of law
College of medicine
College of nursing
College of optometry
College of pharmacy
The John Glenn school of public affairs
College of social work
College of veterinary medicine
OSU Lima campus
OSU Mansfield Campus
OSU Marion Campus
OSU Newark Campus
University libraries
Departments of military science, naval science, and air force aerospace studies

(B)  The other faculty members shall be apportioned among the faculty constituencies, such that no more than ten per cent of the total faculty membership of the senate shall be assigned to any one unit listed in paragraph (A) of this rule. The schedule for apportionment shall be reviewed annually and derived from the distribution of tenure-track faculty and shall be proposed by the executive committee of the faculty council and approved by the faculty council.

(C)  For the purpose of voting in a senate election, the eligible faculty shall be tenure-track faculty such clinical track faculty as are authorized for senate service pursuant to rule 3335-7-11 of the Administrative Code. They shall vote only in the election of members from the college or unit in which they hold their primary appoint.

Senate revision dates: 12/3/1983, 9/29/1984, 12/2/1989, 4/6/1991, 4/6/1996, 5/13/2004

(Board approval dates: 6/4/2004, 12/2/2005, 7/7/2006, 6/6/2008, 6/6/2014)

 

3335-17-05  Apportionment of graduate student members.

(A)  Ten graduate student members shall be elected by the council of graduate students in accordance with its bylaws so as to ensure a diverse representation of graduate programs.      

(B)  For the purpose of voting for the graduate student delegation to the university senate, each graduate student elector shall be a delegate in the council of graduate students.

(Board approval date: 12/5/2003)

 

3335-17-06  Apportionment of professional student members.

(A)  Five professional student members shall be elected by the inter-professional council senate in accordance with its bylaws so as to ensure a diverse representation of professional colleges.

(B)  For the purpose of voting for the professional student delegation to the university senate, each professional student elector shall be a senator in the inter-professional council.

(Board approval date: 12/5/2003)

 

3335-17-07  Apportionment of undergraduate student members.

(A)  Twenty-six undergraduate student members shall be elected by the undergraduate student government senate in accordance with its bylaws so as to ensure a diverse representation of student interests.

(B)  For the purpose of voting for the undergraduate student delegation to the university senate, each undergraduate student elector shall be a senator in the undergraduate student government senate.

Senate revision dates: 10/25/1980, 6/2/1984, 12/1/1990, 4/6/1996, 3/6/1999, 3/14/2002

(Board approval date: 12/5/2003)

 

3335-17-08  Qualifications for membership.

(A)  To be eligible for service as members of the university senate:

(1)  Faculty members shall be on the roster of the tenure-track faculty, or on the roster of a college or unit’s clinical track faculty who are authorized for senate service pursuant to rule 3335-7-11 of the Administrative Code, and available for senate service autumn and spring semesters during their elected terms.

(2)  Graduate, professional and undergraduate student members shall be in good standing and enrolled each semester.

(3)  Faculty, professional and undergraduate student members shall, at all times including the time of election, be members of the constituency which they were elected to represent. The graduate student senators shall be deemed to represent all graduate students.

(B)  No person shall represent one constituency while serving as a representative of another.

(C)  The requirements for alternate members shall be the same as for members.

Senate adoption date: 6/4/1977; Senate revision dates: 4/29/1978, 2/9/1980, 1/26/1985, 5/13/2004

(Board approval dates: 6/4/2004, 6/6/2008, 6/6/2014)

 

3335-17-09  Amendments.

(A)  The secretary of the university senate, with the concurrence of the rules committee, is entrusted to make non-substantive emendations in diction and grammar, and is authorized to change titles of administrative offices, administrative officers, academic units, or student constituent groups in these election bylaws following appropriate action on these title changes by the university senate or the board of trustees.

(B)  Additional amendments to these election bylaws shall follow the procedures specified in rule 3335-5-43 of the Administrative Code.

Senate adoption date: 3/8/1986; Senate revision date: 4/6/1996