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Elections & Calendar

Elections are held in the spring semester. Terms of office begin and end with the last meeting in May.

President of the College Senate:
serves a three-year commitment under the following terms, e.g.:

Of the six Senator-at-Large positions, one is a part-time teaching or non-teaching professional. Each serves a two-year commitment, with three elected every year. The next part-timer elections will take place:

  • 2014-2016
  • 2016-2018

Senator-at-Large Nomination Form

University Senator/ Alternate University Senator:
The two University Senators serve three-year commitments to represent the College state-wide and are elected at the end of the terms. See the University Senate page. The current terms are:

  • 2012-2015
  • 2013-2016

University Senate Website –

University Senator Nomination Form

Alternate University Senator Nomination Form

College Senator and Alternate:
The Unit/Departmental Senator and Alternate represent each SUNY Brockport unit or department and serve two-year commitments with a term limit of three consecutive terms. Units of representation to elect senators and alternates are announced at the first Senate meeting each spring semester by the Senate President-elect. Individual units elect their own representatives. Call for elections to department chairs comes from the Senate President-elect in March. Half of the College Senate is elected each year.

Units of Representation and Term Expiration Dates

Roster of Current Senators and Alternates

Unit Senator and Alternate Election and Committee Choice Forms

The Recording Secretary of the College Senate serves a one-year term and is elected at the last Senate meeting for the next year's term. This can be a non-senator with non-voting privileges.

The Parliamentarian serves a one-year term and is appointed by the new President at the last Senate meeting for the next year's term. This is a non-voting position held by a non-senator.

Standing Committee Designations for Senators last for one year. Each senator submits a list of three preferences to the Senate President-elect. Final appointments are determined by the Senate Executive Committee.

Standing Committee Chair Designations last for one year and are appointed by the Senate President and President-elect.

Bylaws Revisions occur every three years. A Bylaws ad hoc committee is formed in the spring of the last academic year the Bylaws is in affect. Bylaws are posted to the Web.

Bylaws years:

  • May 2013 - May 2016
  • May 2016- May 2019

Bylaws Page

2012-2013 Calendar of Events August

College Senate in Session For agenda and minutes got to: (Web)

Senate--> Year--> Agenda and Minutes

September - February
All proposals to be submitted to Senate office following guidelines on our "How to Submit a Proposal" page - the deadline is February 28th - proposals received after the deadline cannot be guaranteed to be reviewed due to insufficient time-frame.
  • Holiday social at last meeting of the semester
  • Senate is on winter break starting finals week till the start of school in January
  • Senate Office closes for College holiday shut-down only
President-elect announces changes (if any) in units of representation for upcoming Senator and Alternate elections
Call for nominations
*President-elect 2014-15
*3 Senators-at-Large 2014-2016
Check the Bylaws for eligibility of candidates and voting faculty.
  • Nomination petitions are due at the College Senate Office.
  • All proposals are due to be submitted to the College Senate office for review.
  • Faculty-at-Large "Meet the Candidates" - ballots mailed at the beginning of the month.
  • Unit Senator elections take place within the departments.
  • Ballots due at Senate Office one week after Faculty-at-Large "Meet the Candidates" Senate meeting.
  • Election results are announced at the last Senate meeting of the month.
  • Senator committee choices for next year are due at Senate Office.

  • Executive Committee and President-elect finalize standing committee chair appointments and membership lists.
  • Final Senate meeting for the year. All newly elected Senators are encouraged to attend.
  • President-elect installed as Senate President, committee chairs confirmed, parliamentarian appointed and recording secretary elected/confirmed.
  • Social gathering immediately following the meeting to welcome newly elected Senators.