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NOTICE OF SENATE ELECTION SUMMER TERM 2011

  1. Nominations by members of the academic staff are invited for the election of seven members of the permanent academic staff to membership of the Senate for the period 2011-2015 (4 year term). The procedure for the election of members of academic staff to the Senate is set out in Ordinance 17 (http://www.essex.ac.uk/academic/docs/cal/ordinances.shtm#17)
     
  2. The current elected members of the Senate are as follows:

2008-12

Dr Steffen Boehm Essex Business School
Dr Karen Hulme Law
Dr Todd Landman1 Government
Dr Alison Rowlands2 History
Professor Edward Tsang Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
   
1see 4 below  
2see 5 below  

2009-13

Mr Richard Cornes Law
Professor Simon Lucas Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Dr David Marrani Law
Dr David Penman Mathematical Sciences
Dr Francisco Sepulveda Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Dr Lisa Wade Art History and Theory
  1. The five vacancies arise following the completion this year of the elected terms of Mrs Fernne Brennan, Professor Jerry Coakley, Professor Marco Francisconi, Dr Dominic Micklewright, Dr Fiona Venn.
     
  2. The sixth vacancy arises following the resignation of Professor Todd Landman.

  3. A further vacancy arises following the appointment of Dr Alison Rowlands as Head of Department to the Department of History with effect from the 1 August 2011, subject to Council approval

    The date of the election shall be Monday 6 June 2011.

  4. The membership of Senate is defined by Ordinance 13 (http://www.essex.ac.uk/academic/docs/cal/ordinances.shtm#13). There are 16 elected members, at least nine of whom must be in non-professorial posts at the time of election. The term of office of elected members of the Senate is four years and elected members may stand for consecutive terms (S.M.151/06).
     
  5. Nine of the current elected members of Senate will remain in office in 2011-12; seven are in non-professorial posts and two hold Professorships. At least two members of academic staff elected to the Senate in 2011-12 must therefore hold a non-professorial post. Should a ballot be necessary, in the case that the nominations exceed the number of vacancies, the two nominees from among members of non-professorial academic staff with the highest number of votes will be elected. All other vacancies will then be filled by the nominees with the highest number of votes overall.
     
  6. The closing date for nominations is Wednesday 18 May 2011. Nominations must reach Nicky Stephens, Senior Administrative Assistant, Academic Registrar's Office (room 6.111), by 5pm on that date.
     
  7. Nomination forms may be found at http://www2.essex.ac.uk/academic/offices/senate/elec11/nomform.doc. The form must be signed by the nominee and by two electors, one of whom must be from a department/school different from that of the nominee.
     
  8. Nominees are requested to give a brief biography and statement in support of their nomination, in not more than 350 words, on the pro forma on the second page of the nomination form.
     
  9. Nominees for election to the Senate must be full or part-time members of the permanent academic staff. A list of persons entitled to stand for election is available at: http://www2.essex.ac.uk/academic/offices/senate/elec11/stafflist.xlsx.
    Members of academic staff who are currently in their probationary period, but whose appointment is being confirmed from 1 October 2011, are also eligible for nomination.
     
  10. Electors must, at the date of the election, be members of the academic staff. Should a ballot be necessary, ballot papers will be sent by internal post on Friday 20 May 2011 to all those who are eligible to vote.
     
  11. Ballot papers must be returned to Nicky Stephens, Senior Administrative Assistant, by no later than noon on Monday 6 June 2011.

Richard Stock
May 2011

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