Alternate Representation

For Faculty Senators unable to attend a Faculty Senate meeting, appropriate alternate representation is requested.

Faculty Senate Constitution and Bylaws

Article VIII. Alternate Representation

  1. By written notice to the President submitted before the meeting, a member of the Senate
    may choose another faculty member representing the same college, school, or unit to be
    their alternate representative at the Senate meeting. Such a representative must be
    eligible for the election to the Senate***
  2. Alternate representatives shall be announced by the President at the start of the
    meeting, recorded by signature on the sign-in roster, and noted in the minutes,
  3. If a member of the Senate is absent from campus for a semester or longer, this position
    will be filled for that period by the eligible nonelected person who received the next
    highest number of votes in the last regular election in that college, school, or unit. If this
    person cannot be identified, then the elected college, school, or unit policy committee,
    senate, or council will hold an election to fill the vacancy.
  4. The seat of a member of the Senate who has been repeatedly absent from Senate
    meetings can be declared vacant by a three-fourths vote of members of the Senate
    attending a meeting, if a request for such action has been made in writing by at least five
    percent of the faculty of the college represented or upon a request by the elected college,
    school, or unit policy committee, senate, or council. The motion to remove a member of
    the Senate shall be voted on the meeting of the Senate immediately following the
    request.
  5. If for any reason a vacancy in a Senate seat occurs, as determined by the FSEC, the
    position will be filled by the eligible nonelected person who received the next highest
    number of votes during the election of that seat. If there is no such qualified person or if
    this person cannot be identified, then the position will be filled by the eligible nonelected
    person who received the next highest number of votes in the next most recent regular
    election in that college or the elected college, school, or unit policy committee, senate, or
    council will hold an election to fill the vacancy.

 

For more information or questions, please email facultysenate@lsu.edu.