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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

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Buffalo State Senate

Posted: Tuesday, April 2, 2024

College Senate, University Faculty Senate Vacancies

Three at-large College Senate positions will become vacant on August 31, 2024. At-large senators represent the entirety of the university. In order to abide by Article III. C. of the Bylaws of the College Faculty, two of the at-large seats must be filled by academic staff members, while the other seat can be filled by either an academic or professional staff member. 

Eligibility
Current non-UFS college senators who are completing two consecutive terms in their respective positions are not eligible for election to these positions. For additional information on eligibility requirements, please consult the Bylaws of the College Faculty available on the College Senate website.

University Faculty Senate Vacancies
One University Faculty Senate (UFS) position and one alternate University Faculty Senate (UFS) position will become vacant on August 31, 2024. All full-time academic and professional staff members are eligible to seek the UFS and alternate UFS seats.

Eligibility
Current UFS senators who are completing two consecutive terms are not eligible for reelection. There are no term limits on alternate UFS positions. For additional information on eligibility requirements, please consult the Approved Bylaws of the UFS available on the SUNY UFS website.

Campaigning
The College Senate Bylaws and Elections Committee strongly discourages using Buffalo State email services for campaigning.

Nominations
Nominations for all positions can be submitted between Monday, April 1, at 12:01 a.m. and Friday, April 5, at 5:00 p.m. If you wish to nominate yourself or another eligible person, please contact special assistant to the Senate Kristen Mruk via email at collegesenate@buffalostate.edu.  

Individuals running for a College Senate position in another election may not be nominated or self-nominate for the at-large senator positions or the UFS position while the other election is being conducted. If the other election concludes during the period when nominations are being accepted, eligible individuals may be nominated for the at-large senator positions or the UFS position. 

Elections
Elections for all positions will run from 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, to 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, April 16.

College Senate Caucus 
The 2024–2025 College Senate Caucus will be held at noon Friday, May 10, in Newman Lecture Hall, Bulger Communication Center 215.

All 2024–2025 college senators are welcome to attend this event and may self-nominate or nominate other 2024–2025 college senators for the following positions at this event:

Chair, Academic Plan Committee 
Chair, Budget and Staff Allocations Committee 
Chair, Bylaws and Elections Committee 
Chair, College Senate Curriculum Committee 
Chair, Faculty and Staff Welfare Committee 
Chair, Instruction and Research Committee 
Chair, Standards for Students Committee 
Vice-Chair, Student Welfare Committee 
Vice-Chair, College Senate 
Chair, College Senate 

2024–2025 college senators who are nominated for one of these positions at the caucus will be asked to make a candidate statement at the time of nomination. 

2024–2025 college senators who are not able to attend the caucus may self-nominate for the positions listed above by contacting the chair of the Bylaws and Elections Committee before the caucus and sharing an appropriate candidate statement, which will be read at the caucus.

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