ARTICLE II. MEMBERSHIP

Section 1. The University Senate shall be composed of those members as set forth in Article VI, Section 1, of the Statutes of Georgia State University.

Section 2. Vacancies which occur during a term of service shall be filled for the remainder of that term in one of the following ways.

  1. Elected Faculty Members
    1. When the need arises to replace a Senate member who was elected by one of the various departments or units in accordance with Article VI, Section 1, of the Statutes of Georgia State University, the original electing unit shall, at the earliest possible time, and in the same manner as the original election, elect a replacement to serve the remaining term of the individual being replaced.
    2. The chair or other official of the department or unit shall, within five days of such election, advise the chair of the Senate Executive Committee and the Secretary of the Senate.
  2. Appointed Members
    1. When the need arises to replace a Senate member who was appointed under the provisions of Article VI, Section 1, of the Statutes of Georgia State University, the appropriate appointing official shall, at the earliest possible time, appoint a replacement to serve the remaining term of the individual being replaced.
    2. The appointing official shall, within five days of such appointment, advise the chair of the Senate Executive Committee and the Secretary of the Senate.
  3. Student Members
    1. Any student vacancy occurring during an elected term of office shall be filled by the Student Government Association, with the concurrence of the academic dean of the college concerned.
    2. The President of the Student Government Association shall, within five days of such election, advise the chair of the Senate Executive Committee and the Secretary of the Senate.
  4. Staff Members
    1. Any staff senator vacancy occurring during an elected term of office shall be filled by a vote of the Staff Council.
    2. The President of the Staff Council shall, within five days of such election, advise the chair of the Senate Executive and the Secretary of the Senate.

Section 3. A replacement who has been elected or appointed to fill a vacancy occurring during a term of service shall immediately assume all duties and committee assignments, but not elected office, of the individual being replaced. Membership on the Senate Executive Committee and the Hearing Committee shall be considered as elective offices, and vacancies on these committees shall be filled in the same manner as the original election.

Section 4. Alternates shall not be considered as members of the University Senate and, if in attendance at any meeting of the Senate or its committees, shall be regarded as observers and shall have no vote.


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