UCLA Academic Senate Elections

WHAT ELECTIONS WILL OCCUR IN SPRING 2021?

  1. Legislative Assembly members,
  2. Vice Chair/Chair Elect,
  3. At-large members of the Executive Board,
  4. At-large members of Committee on Committees

 

NOTICES

 

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

Legislative Assembly (LgA) reviews academic proposals, approve changes to the legislation, ratifies committee assignments, and consider campus-wide issues. LgA meets four times a year. More details on the powers and responsibilities of LgA are available here.

Open Positions: Academic Senate members of each constituency (e.g. department) elect representatives to serve three-year terms. The list of vacant LgA seats up for election this year is available here.

How to Run: Academic Senate members of each department elect their own Legislative Assembly representative(s) by secret ballot. Details are included in the Notice of Elections and Bylaw 150. (C) here.

When & How to Vote: Vote for your Legislative Assembly representatives occurs within your department between April 1 and May 19, 2021. Contact your department chair for the exact dates set by the department. Departments submit results to the Academic Senate office by May 20, 2021.

 

VICE CHAIR/CHAIR ELECT

The Vice Chair (1) assume the duties of the Chair in the Chair's absence or incapacity; (2) performs such duties as are assigned by the Chair; (3) serves as Vice Chair of the Executive Board and as ex officio member of the Legislative Assembly. The term is one year, beginning on September 1, 2021. At the conclusion of this term, the Vice Chair succeeds to the Chairship. In year three, the individual serves as Immediate Past Chair. 

Open Position: Any Senate faculty member may run for this office who does not hold an administrative post of department chair or above (Bylaw IV, Section 3, Paragraph 45.E.2). This position receives modest compensation.

How to Run: Submit a nominating petition between Monday, March 29, 2021 12pm PST and April 8, 2021, at 12pm PST via DMS (SSO Login Required). A nominating petition contains:

     (a) the signatures of five members of the UCLA Academic Senate exclusive of the candidate's;

     (b) a chronology or summary of past service to the Academic Senate, to Schools, to departments, and to other programs of the University;

     (c) a signed statement expressing readiness to serve as Vice Chair/Chair-Elect and Chair in corresponding successive years of election and service; and

     (d) an optional statement not to exceed 200 words.

When & How to Vote: All Academic Senate members, including Emeritus members, may vote. The election takes place online via DMS from Thursday, April 15, 12pm PST to Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 12pm PST.

 

AT-LARGE MEMBERS OF EXECUTIVE BOARD

Members of the Executive Board coordinate and review actions and proposals from Senate committees and administration. They consult with and advise the Divisional Chair on all matters, including issues brought to attention from outside the Senate’s or administration’s formal structures. The Executive Board meets approximately twice per month between October and June.

Open Positions: Any Senate Faculty member may run for the Board who does not hold an administrative post of department chair or above (Bylaw IV, Section 3, Paragraph 45.E.2). Four new members of the Executive Board shall be elected to two-year terms, 2021-2023.

How to Run: Submit a nominating petition between Monday, March 29, 2021 12pm PST and April 8, 2021, at 12pm PST via DMS. A nominating petition contains:

     (a) the signatures of three UCLA Academic Senate members, and

     (b) a chronology or summary of past service to the Academic Senate, to Schools, to department, and to other programs of the University.

When & How to Vote: Legislative Assembly Representatives will elect At-Large Executive Board members at the LgA meeting on Thursday, May 20, 2021.

 

AT-LARGE MEMBERS OF COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES

Committee on Committees (ConC) members nominate, select, and appoint the Chair, Vice Chair, and members of each UCLA and UC-level standing committee, subject to Legislative Assembly approval. They also suggest members for joint Senate/Administration Committees and advise the Administration on faculty nominees for search and review committees. ConC meets approximately twice per month between October and June.

Open Positions: ConC members are Academic Senate members elected At-Large or from constituencies for three-year terms. Each of the following constituencies has one open seat. (Note: Faculty from department names labeled with an asterisk * are not eligible for nomination or election this cycle.)

Seat 1 – Biological Sciences
Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology; Ecology & Evolutionary Biology; Integrative Biology & Physiology; Psychology*

Seat 2 – Physical/Earth Sciences
Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences; Earth, Planetary & Space Sciences; Institute of the Environment & Sustainability; Institute for Society and Genetics; Physics & Astronomy

SEAT 4 – SOCIAL SCIENCES
Anthropology*; Geography; Political Science; Sociology; Communication

Seat 6 – Mathematical Sciences/Chemistry
Chemistry & Biochemistry; Mathematics*; Statistics

SEAT 14 – Neurology/Psychiatry/Ophthalmology
Neurology; Ophthalmology; Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences*

SEAT 16 – DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE

SEAT 17 AT- LARGE (Nominations are open to any department)

SEAT 18 AT- LARGE (Nominations are open to any department except for Material Science & Engineering)

SEAT 19 AT- LARGE (Nominations are open to any department)

How to Run: Submit a nominating petition between Monday, March 29, 2021 12pm PST and April 8, 2021, at 12pm PST via DMS. A nominating petition contains:

     (a) the signatures of two members of the UCLA Academic Senate exclusive of the candidate's signature;

     (b) a chronology or summary of past service to the Academic Senate, to Schools, to departments, and to other programs of the University, and

     (c) an optional statement of no longer than 200 words.

When & How to Vote: The vote for At-Large ConC members takes place via DMS from Thursday, April 15, 12pm PST to Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 12pm PST. If there is a constituency seat (Seat 1-16) up for election in your constituency, you will also be able to vote for these candidates during the same voting period.

 

NOTICES

Spring 2021 Elections Voting Period | April 15, 2021

Spring 2021 Elections Nomination Period Reminder | April 6, 2021

Spring 2021 Elections Nomination Period | March 29, 2021

Spring 2021 Elections Timeline | March 25, 2021

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.