The President-Elect will coordinate all faculty appointments to official subcommittees of the Senate. When possible, as a professional courtesy, the President-Elect will help coordinate faculty appointments to committees that require faculty participation but are not official subcommittees of the Senate. When there are committee openings, the President-Elect will announce the position via the YC all faculty listserv and allow at least one week for faculty interest by completing a brief online application.
If only one person is interested in a position, that person will be appointed. If multiple people express interest, a decision team comprised of the Academic Senate President, President-Elect, and a senator will decide which applicant is best suited for the position. The volunteer will ideally be a senator with a relevant background. For example, a Part-Time Representative would be the best senator to decide a part-time faculty position, and a STEM Representative would be the best senator to decide a STEM committee seat. For positions on search committees and tenure evaluation committees, the decision team will give preference to applicants from a different Division. The team’s decision will be announced at the next Senate meeting.
The term for the State Senate Liaison is three years.
Last Revised: 10/29/2020