All faculty employed as a permanent or continuing instructor, lecturer, assistant professor, associate professor, professor, or in an equivalent position designated by the Senate shall be eligible to nominate, stand for election and vote.
All staff employed on a permanent or continuing contract with UFV who is not (a) an officer of the university, or (b) a faculty member shall be eligible to nominate, stand for election and vote.
More details on eligibility are included the Board and Senate election procedures and on the nomination forms.
What is the Board of Governors?
Board of Governors governs the management, administration, and control of the property, revenue, business, and affairs of the university are vested in the Board.
What is Senate?
Senate is the academic governing body at UFV which is responsible for policies concerning academic matters and advising the Board on policies of mutual interest.
How many faculty and staff positions are there on the Board and Senate?
There are two faculty positions and one staff position for the UFV Board, and 2 faculty positions from each faculty and two staff positions for senate.
How are faculty and staff positions for the Board and Senate selected?
The process to run for elections is very simple. There is a call for nominations which is posted around all UFV campuses and also on myUFV announcements. Faculty and staff representatives are appointed for a three-year term. If you are appointed there is usually an orientation session where new members are introduced to their roles and responsibilities.
Is it a huge time commitment?
The board of governors usually meets once every month (usually the first Thursday of every month) and serve on a Board committee and attend various UFV functions. The Senate also meets once a month (usually on a Friday afternoon) and Senators are expected to serve on a minimum of two standing committees of the Senate.
What are the roles and responsibilities of members?