Article IV: Apportionment of Senators among Electoral Units
1. Electoral Units. For the purpose of electing the Senators representing the Voting Faculty (cf. Article III, Paragraph 7, of this Charter), the electoral units of the faculty shall be:
A. Each administrative division of the University in which at least ten (10) members of the Voting Faculty hold primary appointment, and whose chief executive officer is a Dean;
B. The University Libraries; and
C. The Institutional/General unit, which shall consist of all members of the Voting Faculty who are not members of units specified in subparagraphs A or B of this paragraph.
2. Reapportionment. The number of Voting Faculty and the administrative divisions in which they hold their primary appointments shall be determined every five years in academic years ending in 0 (zero) and 5 (e.g., 2004-05, 2009-10) or at the request of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee. The recalculation of the Senate's composition shall be performed in that same year by the Elections Committee. The new electoral basis shall be in effect at the start of the immediately following academic year.
3. Assignment of Faculty to Electoral Units. Voting Faculty shall be assigned to electoral units through the academic units in which they hold their primary appointments. Voting Faculty holding joint appointments in two or more academic units located in different electoral units may choose the single electoral unit to which they will be assigned. If such faculty do not make this choice, the Elections Committee will make the assignment.
4. Numbers of Senators and Allocation of Senators to Electoral Units. The Senators representing the Voting Faculty shall total approximately one hundred (100), allocated to electoral units as follows:
A. Each electoral unit shall have Senators approximately proportional to the Voting Faculty in that electoral unit, subject to these restrictions:
1. Each electoral unit shall have at least one (1) Senator; and
2. No electoral unit whose Voting Faculty is greater than twenty-five percent (25%) of the total Voting Faculty of the University but which enrolls in its courses and programs less than twenty percent (20%) of the total full-time equivalent students of the University as of the Fall semester of the academic year in which the number of Voting Faculty for apportionment of Senatorial positions is determined shall have more than twenty-five (25) Senators.
B. Senators shall be allocated to electoral units by these sequential steps:
1. Twenty-five Senators shall be allocated to each electoral unit whose Voting Faculty is greater than twenty-five percent (25%) of the total Voting Faculty of the University but which enrolls in its courses and programs less than twenty percent (20%) of the total full- time equivalent students of the University;
2. The allocation factor for Senators remaining after step 1. is completed shall be determined by:
a. subtracting the total of Senators allocated in step 1 from one hundred (100);
b. dividing the result of substep a. into the total of the Voting Faculty of all electoral units to which Senators remain to be allocated;
c. rounding the result of substep b. down to the nearest quarter-unit (0.25);
3. Senators shall be allocated to each remaining electoral unit by dividing the Voting Faculty of each such unit by the allocation factor determined in step ii and rounding the result of this computation to the nearest unit unless it is less than one (1), in which case it shall be rounded to one (1).
5. Election of Senators. Voting Faculty nominated to be Senators shall be notified of their nominations prior to the formulation of any ballot, and shall be included in any ballot only upon written reply to this notification stating their willingness to be candidates and to serve if elected. Elections of Senators shall be subject to the limitations and requirements of this Charter, and the Voting Faculty in each electoral unit shall elect the number of Senators allocated to that electoral unit by the Elections Committee.
6. Senatorial Terms. Senatorial terms shall be two (2) years, starting on July 1, except in the case of Senators elected to fill unexpired terms. Terms of Senators in each electoral unit shall be staggered so that each year a unit elects one-half of its Senators, or the closest applicable whole number thereof. A Senator who has served two (2) consecutive two (2) year terms shall be ineligible to serve as a Senator for one (1) year following the expiration of the second consecutive term in office.
7. Implementation. The Senate shall provide in its Standing Orders for any rules or procedures required to implement the terms of this Article.