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Senate Assembly

Overview

The University of Michigan Senate Assembly consists of 74 elected faculty members from the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses, each serving a three-year term. The Senate Assembly meets monthly during the academic year and is charged by Section 4 of the Regents' Bylaws to represent the interests and concerns of faculty throughout the University of Michigan system.

Apportionment of Senate Assembly Members

There shall be a Senate Assembly which shall consist of seventy-four senate members apportioned among the various schools and colleges according to the number of senate members in each school or college [RB 4.03 External; Rules II, Sec. 2(1)]. Previous apportionment was approved by Senate Assembly on February 22, 2010. Current apportionment was approved by Senate Assembly on March 18, 2013.

The number of Senate members in any school or college, as determined by a headcount, would include full- time University Senate members, those with a fractional appointment in only that unit, and those with fractional appointments in two or more schools or colleges and those with no larger fractional appointment in any other unit shall choose one of the units for voting in an election and shall be counted with that unit for the purpose of determining representation.

Officers of the Senate Assembly

The Officers of the Senate Assembly shall be the Chair and Vice Chair, chosen by the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs (SACUA) from among the members of SACUA, and the Secretary of the University Senate, who shall serve as Secretary of the Assembly. [RB 4.06 External; Rules Article II, Sec. 4(4)].