CLAS Faculty Council is running a Fall election to:
1) vote on the revised Faculty Council Bylaws,
2) elect a tenure track Faculty member to the newly approved Affiliate Faculty Advisory Committee (AFAC) and
3) fill Winter seats on CLAS committees (Faculty Council, Curriculum and Faculty Development) along with Honors College Council.
This election process begins with the nomination of CLAS faculty for those committees. The nomination website opened today and will remain open for 2 weeks (until 5 PM on Sept 30th). Please use this webpage for access to the nominations webpage along with information on AFAC, the committees with openings and the revised Faculty Council Bylaws.
Faculty members can self nominate or nominate a CLAS colleagues (be sure to use a correct GVSU email address). If nominated, you will receive an email from GVSU Ballots asking you to click on the link and go to the website to confirm (accept) the nomination. The website includes a box to explain your interest in serving on each committee (this will appear on the election ballot). While you can accept a nomination without including text, it is helpful to explain to colleagues why you are a good fit for the committee and we strongly recommend that you do so. Voting for committees (which will start on Oct 5 and run for 2 weeks) is by approval (vote for every person you think can do the job) so the individuals with the greatest number of approval votes will be seated. It there is a tie, a coin flip will be used to break the tie.
During the nomination period, please take the time to read through the changes to the Bylaws. The impetus for those changes was the difficulties encountered running the Winter election. In particular, finishing the election before Spring Break. The changes in the Winter election prompted changes in the timing of the Fall election (to keep them consistent). Some clarifications were also required.
Faculty Council: David Kurjiaka
Faculty Development Committee: Caitlin Horrocks
Curriculum Committee: Darren Parker (F'16) Beth Gibbs (W '17)
Personnel Committee: Mark Williams
(Please note that changes to committees take place from time to time and these documents will be updated. For information, contact Faculty Council Chair David Kurjiaka).
Bylaws for CLAS Faculty Governance (revised 2011)
CLAS Committees--description, history of chairs, workload, usual meeting times
CLAS Governance Committee Reports 2014-2015:
CLAS Governance Committee Reports 2014:
CLAS Governance Committee Reports 2013:
CLAS Governance Committee Reports 2012:
CLAS Governance Committee Reports 2011:
Faculty Development Committee statement of principle on teaching evaluations