College of Biological Sciences Bylaws

Date Adopted: June 2019 - Date Published: June 2019

Bylaw 1. Selection of undergraduate representatives to standing College committees.

Undergraduate representatives to the College committees will be selected by the students serving on the Biological Sciences Student Board, in a manner determined by that body.

Bylaw 2. Selection of graduate student representatives.

Graduate student selection will be on a rotational basis that includes all CBS graduate programs. Eligible graduate students shall be those whose advisors are regular faculty members of the College. The method of selection of each program’s representation shall be at the program’s discretion.

Bylaw 3. Election of academic professional and administrative representatives to standing College committees

Members of the academic professional and administrative (non-faculty) staff holding appointments for 75% time or greater will hold elections for their committee representation each year. Election shall be on an all-College basis. Ballots will be distributed from the dean’s office to eligible voters and must be returned within fourteen days in order to be included in the vote.

Bylaw 4. Election of civil service/bargaining unit representatives to standing College committees.

Members of the civil service/bargaining unit staff will hold elections for their committee representation each year. Civil Service/Bargaining Unit staff who have passed probation and who have appointments for 75% time or greater are eligible to vote and to serve as representatives. For committees on which there are two civil service/bargaining unit representatives, one representative shall be elected from the College administrative/clerical support staff and the other representative shall be elected from the scientific/technical staff. Ballots will be distributed from the dean’s office to eligible voters and must be returned within fourteen days in order to be included in the vote.

Bylaw 5. Election of collegiate representatives to the University Senate

Annually in the spring quarter the office of the dean shall obtain from the Clerk of the Senate (a) a list of all faculty and professional/administrative staff in the College of Biological Sciences who are entitled to vote for Senate members, (b) a list of those who are eligible for election, (c) the total number of Senate members from the College to be elected, and (d) the total number of Senate representatives from the College. All names of eligible faculty and professional/administrative members will be placed on the election ballot.

The ballots shall be prepared in the dean’s office and returned there. Each eligible faculty and professional/administrative member shall vote for no more than the total number of senate representatives to be elected from the College. Those receiving the most votes shall be elected. The alternates shall be those members who were eligible to vote in the election to the Senate but were not elected. When it is necessary to decide election of representatives and alternates, ties will be broken by additional ballots.

Faculty vacancies in the Senate caused by resignation or separation from the University shall be filled by the alternate who received the largest number of votes in the prior Senate election.