Voting for 50th Senate of the Academic Council begins at midnight Feb. 3
It’s time for members of the Academic Council to vote for next year’s Faculty Senate and to nominate full professors to fill vacancies on the Advisory Board.
Voting will begin at midnight on Feb. 3 to elect members of the 50th Senate of the Academic Council for 2017-18 and to nominate full professors of the university to fill upcoming vacancies on the Advisory Board.
Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 24.
The elected Faculty Senate is the centerpiece of academic governance at Stanford and the main instrument for faculty participation in setting policy and making decisions on academic affairs. The senate discharges its academic and research policy responsibilities in part through seven standing Academic Council Committees.
Next year, the senate will celebrate its 50th anniversary.
The election will, as in previous years, be conducted online, allowing voters to cast ballots from their computers on a secure webpage.
All Academic Council members have received information advising them of the election and providing the link for submitting votes. Voters will be required to sign in with their SUNet ID.
Each year, about half of the 55 elected members of the senate are up for election or re-election. Members of the senate serve two-year, staggered terms.
The second round of voting for the 2017-18 Advisory Board, which will be open to all Academic Council members, will be held in late March and early April. The results will be announced in spring quarter.
An election for the chair of the senate and for its Steering Committee from among the elected members of the senate will be held in late April and early May. The results of that election will also be announced in spring quarter.