Constitution

Academic Senate Bylaws

The Academic Senate, or the Executive Committee at its own discretion, may decide that any specific question shall be voted on by mail or electronic (5/2016) ballot of all members of the Senate (4/1986).

The election of IU South Bend’s elected representative to the IU University Faculty Council shall follow the provisions as described for the election of Senate officers, except that plurality vote will prevail. The representative shall serve a two-year term , or otherwise as may be determined by the Senate’s Executive Committee. The  IU South Bend UFC representative shall report periodically to the Academic Senate on matters of interest and/or importance (1/1996).

Selection of Associate faculty to serve as voting members of the Academic Senate (1/2016).

  1. In the first week of classes, the Academic Senate Vice President will request the email addresses of all Associate Faculty from Academic Affairs.
  2. By the third week of classes, the Academic Senate Vice President will email these faculty members asking whether they would like to serve as voting members of the Academic Senate, with the understanding that only up to fifteen faculty can serve. The email would indicate that voting would require regular attendance at Academic Senate.
  3. If more than fifteen faculty members volunteer, the Academic Senate Vice President will stage an election via email. The ballots will list all the Associate faculty members who have volunteered to serve. All eligible Associate faculty will vote in this election (eligibility is determined by the IU South Bend Constitution: “faculty who are scheduled to teach at least one credit course in the fall of the current academic year or who taught at least one credit course in the preceding academic year”).
  4. At the second Academic Senate meeting of the semester, or the earliest possible Academic Senate meeting, the elected voting Associate faculty members will be announced.