CLAS Affiliate Faculty Faculty Election Winter 2023


Affiliate Faculty governance and elections

Affiliate faculty have governance committees at the college (CAFAC) and university (AFAC) levels.  You can find information about both on this page.

Vote here when the election is live (click on the image to the left). 

You will be asked to log in.  The system will allow you to enter the ballot one time.  If you encounter a problem while voting, contact [email protected]  

Accepted Nominations for Winter 2023 Election

These fields will be populated as accepted nominations are received.  This is a manual process so acceptances will not display instantaneously.  If a candidate spots an error, contact [email protected]

CLAS Affiliate Faculty Advisory Committee (CAFAC): 5 openings (2-year term)
•    Gisella Licari (MLL)
•    Heather Peddie (MOV)
•    Becky Bergakker (STA)
•    Sandra Fernandez-Tardani (MLL)
•    Tara Hefferan (ANT)
•    Samantha Dine (WRT)

Affiliate Faculty Advisory Committee (AFAC): 2 AFF openings (3-year term)
Ineligibility: CHM, BIO
•    Julia Mason (WRT)
•    Tara Hefferan (ANT)
•    Katie Shomsky (PHY)

Affiliate Faculty Election

Winter 2023 Timeline

  • Nominations open at noon Monday January 23
  • Acceptances due by midnight Monday February 6 (extended to Feb 13)
  • Voting begins Friday February 17 at noon
  • Voting ends Friday February 24 at noon 
  • Results certified by noon Tuesday February 28 
  • Winners notified by noon Friday March 3

Nomination form

Acceptance form

AFF Ballot

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

Learn more about the process

To learn more about nominations and approval voting, please see our Nominations and Voting Process page.

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

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Affiliate Faculty Advisory Committee (AFAC)

Meetings: Friday, 7-9 a.m.; once a month; Fall – Allendale & Winter – Pew 

The role of this Advisory Committee is to represent the needs and perspectives of all University Affiliate Faculty and to provide recommendations to University bodies on matters which may impact Affiliate faculty responsibilities, with the goal of providing an optimal teaching and learning environment as well as increased advocacy, visibility, retention, and development for all Affiliate faculty. To serve as a liaison between the GVSU academic community and University Affiliate faculty, and inform and advise UAS on factors that affect teaching and learning as well as advise on university-wide policies and procedures in regard to Affiliate faculty role, workload, etc.  The Committee will clarify the roles of and/or expectations for Affiliate faculty while increasing Affiliate faculty visibility at GVSU and maintain a collaborative relationship with Regular faculty.

Maximum of one faculty member from a unit.

Page last modified February 14, 2023