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Nominations Invited for Faculty Budget Committee and By-Laws Task Force

The Office of the Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences will convene two new faculty committees during the 2022-2023 academic year:

By-Laws Task Force

The By-Laws Task Force will be responsible for drafting an initial set of by-laws for the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition to researching and writing the document itself, the committee’s work will entail developing a college-wide process for review and approval.

The By-Laws Task Force will be composed of 10 elected tenured, tenure-track or professional track faculty members (as well as Committee Chair, Associate Dean Dr. Nina Levine). Faculty will be appointed to a term of up to two years. The expectation is that the committee will meet monthly with the aim of completing a draft for review and approval by the College by April 2023.

Faculty Budget Committee

The Faculty Budget Committee will advise the Dean on budget and resource allocation policies affecting curriculum, instruction, research, and staffing within the College of Arts and Sciences in order to ensure overall strategic alignment.

The Faculty Budget Committee will be composed of 7 tenured or tenure-track faculty members, four of whom are elected and three appointed by the Dean. Faculty will be appointed to a two-year term. The committee will be convened by the Dean during the academic year as dictated by the College’s budget processes and, when necessary, provide additional advice to the Dean on other financial matters. Faculty Budget Committee members are not expected to have expertise in budget and finance.

Election Guidelines

  1. Eligible faculty may self-nominate or be nominated by others to run for election to either or both committees.
  2. The expectation is that a faculty member would only serve on one of the two committees.   
  3. If elected, current members of the Dean’s Advisory Group (DAG) or the Academic Planning and Curriculum Group (ACPG) may resign to serve on either of the new committees.  
  4. If an elected faculty member is or expects to be on sabbatical leave during the term of appointment, a replacement member will be appointed for the period of leave. 
  5. All CAS tenured, tenure-track and professional track faculty will be eligible to vote in the elections.  

The nomination and election processes for the two committees will be conducted as outlined below.   

 

Nominations

Our nomination process has changed to allow more time for nominations to the Faculty By-Law Task Force.

Faculty Budget Committee

  • Nominations by others for the Budget Committee were originally due by Friday, September 2.
  • Nominated or self-nominating faculty wishing to serve on the Budget Committee should their candidacy materials, described below, via the Faculty Committee Nomination Form.
  • All nominee materials should be submitted by Friday, September 9 at 5:00 p.m.  

Faculty By-Laws Task Force

  • Nominations by others for the By-Laws Task Force are due via the Faculty Committee Nomination Form by Friday, September 23. The Dean’s Office will contact the nominees directly to notify them of the submission deadline.
  • Nominated or self-nominating faculty wishing to serve on the By-Laws Task Force should submit their candidacy materials, described below, by Friday, September 30 at 5:00 p.m.  

Required Materials

All nominated or self-nominated faculty wishing to serve on either committee should submit the following via the Faculty Committee Nomination Form.

  • A 200-word maximum statement of interest.
  • A 200-word maximum brief biography or summary of experience. 

Elections

Faculty Budget Committee: Virtual elections will begin on Wednesday, September 14,  and end on Friday, September 23, at 5:00 p.m. Election results will be announced on Tuesday, September 27.
By-Law Committee: Virtual elections will begin on Wednesday, October 5,  and end on Thursday, October 13, at 5:00 p.m. Election results will be announced on Tuesday, October 18. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do self-nominated candidates need to submit the nomination via the online form?
    • Self-nominated candidates can simply submit their candidate materials via the online form; a separate nomination is not needed.
  • Can a faculty member be nominated for election to both committees?
    • Yes, but they may only serve on one committee.
  • Do the members of the Faculty Budget Committee need to have budget and finance background or expertise?
    • No, Faculty Budget Committee members are not expected to have expertise in budget and finance.
  • What if an elected member expects to be on sabbatical leave during the appointment term?
    • The faculty member may still serve on the committee, but a replacement member will be appointed for the period of the sabbatical leave. 

Faculty Committee Nomination Form


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