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Chair

  1. Election

    1. Shall be held at the first meeting of the Senate-Elect, or, if no meetings of the Senate-Elect are held, at the first meeting of the next regular session of the Senate.

    2. Any member of the Association may declare himself/herself to be a candidate by notifying the Chair in writing no more than four weeks nor less than five days before the meeting at which the election for Chair will be held.

    3. A candidate shall be elected upon receiving a majority of the votes cast on any one of the first three secret ballots for this office. If no candidate has been elected after these ballots, then a fourth and final secret ballot conducted under the preferential balloting system shall be taken. All candidates shall be considered in all of these ballots.

  2. Term
    1. Shall commence upon the dissolution of the previous regular session of the Senate, or, if the previous regular session of the Senate has dissolved, immediately. From the time of his/her election until taking office as Chair, he/she shall serve as the Chair of the Senate-Elect.

    2. The Chair of the former regular session of the Senate shall serve as the Chair of the next regular session of the Senate until that body has elected a Chair.

  3. Replacement
    1. The Senate may remove the Chair at any time.

    2. Upon removal the Deputy Chair shall assume the office of the Chair and arrange for the election of a new Chair at the next meeting of the Senate. If the office of the Deputy Chair is vacant, then the chair of each standing committee shall, in alphabetical order of the name of their committee, be offered the Chairship under the same conditions as the Deputy Chair.

    3. In case of the absence of the Chair from campus for the Summer quarter, the Deputy Chair shall act as Chair. In case both the Chair and Deputy Chair are absent, then the chair of each Standing Committee shall, in alphabetical order of the name of their committee, be offered the position of Acting Chair. The Senate reserves the right to elect another Acting Chair.

  4. Duties
    1. To preside at all meetings of the Senate and of the committee of the whole. The Chair shall be responsible for the enforcement of the Constitution, these By-Laws, the Rules of Order of the Senate, and standard parliamentary procedure at these meetings.

    2. To serve as Chief Executive Officer of the Senate. The Chair shall be responsible for the enforcement of the Constitution, these By-Laws, and the Standing Rules of the Senate in all administrative matters pertaining to the operation of the Senate.

    3. To serve as the Senate liaison between the Senate and the Executive Branch of the Association and between the Senate and other elements of the University, unless the Senate provides otherwise.

    4. To appoint, remove, or replace Senators on any body containing a member of the Senate, except as otherwise provided in the case of the Senate Steering Committee. The Senate shall be notified at the first opportunity of these actions. At that time the Senate may reject these actions. The Senate reserves the right to take these actions itself.



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