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Liberal Arts & Sciences


Procedures for Liberal Arts & Sciences' Election to the Provost's Advisory Committee

COMPOSITION:
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is represented on the Vice President of Academic Affairs' Advisory Committee by three faculty members, one from each of the following areas: communication/theatre and the arts, and humanities and social sciences, and natural sciences and nursing. The past year's moderator of the LA&S assembly will represent his or her area of LA&S on the Vice President's Advisory Committee the following year. In addition, two more representatives will be elected from tenure-line faculty of LA&S: one from each of the two areas (communication/theatre and the arts, the humanities and social sciences, and natural sciences and nursing) not represented by the past moderator.

ELECTION:
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is represented on the Provost’s Advisory Committee by three faculty members, one from each of the following areas: communication/theatre and the arts, humanities and social sciences, and natural sciences and nursing. The Immediate Past Moderator of the Advisory Committee will represent his or her area of LA&S on the Provost’s Advisory Committee. In addition, two more representatives will be elected from members of the Assembly at the final meeting of the year: one from each of the two areas (communication/theatre and the arts, the humanities and social sciences, and natural sciences and nursing) not represented by the Immediate Past Moderator.  Terms of office run from August through May. It will be the responsibility of the Advisory Committee to serve as the Nominating Committee for this election, and to prepare a slate of nominees to be announced at least one week prior to the final meeting of the year.  The Advisory Committee will prepare a slate of nominees that attempts to represent equally the two of the three sections of LA&S (communication/theatre and the arts, the humanities and social sciences, and natural sciences and nursing) not represented by the Immediate Past Moderator.  No member of the Advisory Committee is eligible to be on the slate of nominees. No faculty member carrying substantial administrative responsibilities shall be eligible for election. Nominations may be made from the floor of the Assembly.
In the case that an elected representative to the Provost’s Advisory Committee cannot serve his or her term for any part of the year due to leave of absence, sabbatical, leaving the university, or other circumstances, the following election procedures will be invoked. It will be the responsibility of the Advisory Committee to ensure that the College is informed of the need for the election, to serve as the Nominating Committee for this special election, and to prepare a slate of nominees to be announced at least one week prior to the Assembly meeting. The Advisory Committee will prepare a slate of nominees from the section of LA&S (communication/theatre and the arts, the humanities and social sciences, and natural sciences and nursing) that was left without representation by the vacated position. No member of the Advisory Committee is eligible to be on the slate of nominees. No faculty member carrying substantial administrative responsibilities shall be eligible for election. Nominations may be made from the floor of the Assembly.

LENGTH OF TERM:

Active terms for the current committee begin in August of the academic year and run to May.