To: All Vancouver Faculty Members,
(This message is not directed towards clinical or sessional faculty – we apologise for the inconvenience should you receive it).
This is to remind you that voting is now available for the Faculty Representative to the Board of Governors by-election.
To vote and for more information, please visit:
NB: Polls will close at 23:59 on Friday, 25 February 2011.
Several faculty members have raised questions regarding the eligibility of Associate Deans to serve as and vote for faculty representatives on the Board of Governors. As the officer responsible for University elections I wish to clarify this matter.
The composition of the Board of Governors and election of its members is governed by the University Act. A person who is a “faculty member” as defined in the Act is entitled to be elected to and vote for faculty members to the Board of Governors. This definition from the Act is as follows:
“faculty member” means a person employed by a university as an instructor, lecturer, assistant professor, associate professor, professor, or in an equivalent position designated by the senate;
Provided an Associate Dean holds a faculty position as defined in the above, they are “faculty members” for the purposes of the University Act. The fact that Associate Deans are in the faculty bargaining unit and are not members of the Faculty Association for collective bargaining purposes does not affect this status.
Secretary to the Faculties
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