RAFO Nominations for University Senate and College Councils 2018-19

Roosevelt University Adjunct Faculty nominations for University Senate and College Councils for the 2018-19 academic year are now open. Pursuant to Article 2 B and C of the RU-RAFO contract, RAFO members in each college covered by the RU-RAFO contract can elect two representatives to the respective college councils and two representative to the University Senate.

RAFO members are allowed to nominate candidates representing their respective college to be representatives to the University Senate and College Councils for the 2018-19 academic year.

Term of Office

The term of office for senators and college council members will be one year beginning the first day of the fall semester. All terms extend over the entire academic year — regardless of whether the adjunct faculty member is scheduled to teach in both semesters. A single individual may hold both the office of council member and the office of senator if s/he is duly elected to serve in both capacities.

University Senate

Two senators will be elected from each college. Senators will be eligible for all elective positions (except those restricted specifically to tenured faculty) and for election by the University Senate to the Board of Trustees. One part-time faculty member who is an elected Senator shall be included on the Executive Committee of the Senate and one part-time faculty member who is an elected Senator shall be included on the Faculty Issues Committee of the University Senate.

The University Senate decides all matters that concern the University as a whole that are not the exclusive province of the Board of Trustees and all other matters not specifically delegated to the college councils or to the administration. Meetings are held on both campuses via teleconference from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the third Friday of the month from September through April. College Councils

Two members of the adjunct faculty will be elected as voting members of each college council. These council members will have the right to participate as non-voting members on the college curriculum committee.

College councils determine policies with regard to academic matters, including the objectives and content of particular curricula, the improvement of instruction, the grading system, the academic advising of students, requirements for degrees and certificates, course load, student assemblies and programs, scholarships and grants-in-aid, and the orientation of new students and of new staff members.

The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, April 17.  Please click on the following link to nominate candidates for these positions: rooseveltuniversity.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form.

Natalie Henry, Executive Assistant to the Provost

Address replies to: nhenry@roosevelt.edu