Notice to Students on Senate Committee on Elections

Dear All York College Students,

We need to identify students who would like to serve on the York College Senate Committee on Elections for the 2015-16 academic year. If you are interested, please contact Mr. Fahad Azad, President of the Student Government Association (SGA) in Room 1G04D or Dr. Vincent Banrey, Interim Dean for Student Development in Room 2F01A. If you are planning on running for the Student Government for the 2016-17 academic year you cannot serve as a member of this committee.

If you are interested in being a member of the Senate Committee on Elections, please submit your names to either Mr. Azad or Dean Banrey by Tuesday, November 10th. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Azad at fahad.azad@yorkmail.cuny.edu

Below is the Senate Committee on Elections bylaws that outline the role of the committee.

Committee On Elections

Membership

Total nine (9) members

  1. Faculty, three selected by Faculty Caucus from different departments
  2. Students, four selected by Student Caucus from different departments
  3. Administration, two selected by President—Student Development and Office of the President

Functions

  1. Establish policies and procedures for student elections and referenda:
  2. Schedule student government elections between March 15th and April 30th publish the dates of election at least three weeks in advance; supervise and monitor elections.
  3. Certify the qualifications of nominees, and certify validity of referenda.
  4. Tally votes and report results to Student Election Review Committee (SERC) 2; refer complaints to SERC.
  5. Fill vacancies from the runners-up list or by special election if necessary.
  6. Receive standing committee membership (excluding Curriculum Committee) and for the following Committees: Academic Standards, Campus Environment, Elections, Governance, Instruction, Library and Resources by the first plenary in September.
  7. Receive Curriculum Committee memberships and alternates by the first Tuesday in September or one day before the first meeting of the Curriculum Committee
  8. Establish policies and procedures for faculty elections:
  9. Assure the conducting of departmental elections for faculty senators in the respective academic departments by the 10 of May. Results of these elections are to be submitted to the Committee on Elections and the Office of Academic Affairs by the last day of classes in the spring semester, or no later than Commencement.
  10. Assure the conducting of departmental elections for faculty representatives and alternates to the Curriculum Committee in the respective academic departments by the 10th of May. Results of these elections are to be submitted to the Committee on Elections and the Office of Academic Affairs by the last day of classes in the spring semester, or no later than Commencement.
  11. Facilitate the election of faculty members to the University Faculty Senate (UFS) by the 10th of May. Results of these elections are to be submitted to the committee on elections and University Faculty Senate (UFS) by the last day of classes in the spring semester, or no later than Commencement. Faculty representatives of the Elections Committee shall serve with the Faculty Caucus leader to receive nominations and conduct elections.
  12. Facilitate the election of faculty members to the standing committees (except Curriculum Committee see b. above) by the third Tuesday in September. Results of these elections are to be submitted to the President’s Office and the Committee on Elections by September 30. Faculty representatives of the Elections Committee shall serve with the Faculty Caucus leader to receive nominations and conduct the elections.
  13. When a vacancy occurs for any reason (i.e. resignation, non-reappointment, leaves of absence, retirement, etc.) runners-up may be enlisted or a special election may be held if necessary.

Procedures

  1. Elections for the student seats in the York College Senate shall be held once a year by the 30th of April (March 15 to April 30).
  2. Elections for faculty senators, members of the Curriculum Committee (including alternates) and UFS representatives will be conducted by the 10th of May.
  3. Elections for standing committee members, excluding Curriculum Committee will be conducted by the third Tuesday in September.

Meetings

  • At least twice per semester and at other times when necessary

Accountability

  • To the Senate