Prior to the use of the on-line voting system, the Committee handled nominations and the actual conduct of the elections. Since 2003 the Senate Chair has conducted the elections using on-line tools. As such, the Senate Chair is the only person who conducts the election and has access to the results. The Senate Chair met with the current Committee on Nominations who acted as an ad hoc committee to propose the amendment described below.
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Section 1: Committee on Nominations and Elections
a. Membership: The membership of the Committee shall consist of six members of the teaching faculty, three of whom shall be elected each year on or before December 1 from a slate composed of nominations by the existing Nominations Committee and from the floor. The three candidates receiving the highest number of votes cast shall be elected for two-year terms. The Committee shall elect its own Chair. Re-election of any member shall be possible.
b. Functions: The Committee shall prepare and submit a slate of two or more candidates for each elective office, elective Faculty or College Senate Committee position or other elective position, including every three years the office of University Faculty Senator, at a time and place designated by the
Chair of the College Senate with the advice and consent of the Executive Committee .