Affiliate Faculty Governance Elections

Winter 2024 Timeline

  • Nominations open at noon Monday January 22
  • Nominations close, and acceptances due by noon Monday February 12
  • Voting begins Friday February 16 at noon
  • Voting ends Friday February 23 at noon 
  • Results certified by noon Tuesday February 27 
  • Winners notified by noon Friday March 1

Use the buttons below to nominate yourself or others, accept a nomination, or vote (once the election opens). 




Proposed Bylaw Amendments

Proposed amendments to the CLAS faculty governance bylaws will be on the winter 2024 election ballot.

Click here to read the proposed changes.

Don't see the forms?

Come back during an active election cycle when the nomination form, acceptance form, and ballot are available on this webpage.

If it is an active election cycle and you still don't see the forms, please contact Kirk Anderson.

Nominations: To nominate a colleague (or yourself), you must first identify that colleague’s GVSU email address. Once you log in to the nomination form, type that faculty member’s GVSU username into the box associated with the particular committee/position and submit. 

Accepting a nomination:  If you self-nominated, you will get an automatic email with a link to the acceptance form. Please provide a ballot statement. Remember, with 450+ faculty members in CLAS, it is important to give people a reason why they should vote for you.  CLAS elections involve approval voting where faculty are asked to vote for everyone they think can ‘do the job’ of the committee. 

Voting: As mentioned above, CLAS elections involve approval voting.  Faculty vote for everyone they think can ‘do the job’ of the committee. If there are 5 people running for 2 seats on a committee and all of them (based upon the text they uploaded about why they are accepting the nomination) appear capable of embracing the work of the committee, then you may vote for all 5.  Once voting is open, click on the Ballot link and vote by clicking on the box beside the nominee’s name.  Please be sure you have the time to look at every committee as voting can take some time to go through the entire ballot.

Questions may be directed to Ernest Park, Chair of CLAS Faculty Council at:  [email protected]

CLAS Affiliate Faculty Advisory Committee (CAFAC)

Regular meeting hours are 1-2:30 p.m., first and third Fridays, PAD 308

Becky Bergakker is the Chair

The CLAS Affiliate Faculty Advisory Committee will advise the Dean on issues concerning Affiliate faculty, such as working conditions, workload, evaluation process, opportunities for development and advancement, and roles within respective units.  It will review current policies and make recommendations to the Dean.  Through its work, the committee strives to strengthen the integration of the Affiliate community within their respective departments and across CLAS.

No limitations on number of faculty members from a unit.

Five positions with 2-year terms

CLAS Affiliate Faculty Advisory Committee

Page last modified February 25, 2024