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Standing committee vacancies

Calling for expressions of interest

Expressions of interests are currently being accepted from faculty and staff, and students, to serve on the standing committees of Senate, for terms beginning August 1, 2024. If you are interested in filling a vacancy, please review the vacancies below and use the Apply button at the bottom of the page. If you know others who would make a valuable contribution to Senate's standing committees, please encourage them to apply. 

The deadline for receipt of expressions of interest is 9:00am on May 3rd, 2024.

The Senate Governance Committee is responsible for ensuring the broadest possible base of representation on the committees, given the available pool of candidates. SGC will make every effort to ensure that committee composition considers the experience and interest of candidates and the diversity of disciplines at the university.

Eligibility

Below are the eligibility requirements for students, faculty, and staff to serve on a Senate standing committee, in accordance with the Senate bylaws and the University Act of BC.

Students must be presently enrolled at UFV in a least one credit course or designated by resolution of the Senate as as student.


  • Staff must be employed on a permanent or continuing contract with UFV, not an officer of the university, nor a faculty member. 


  • Faculty must be a permanent or continuing instructor (lecturer, assistant professor, associate professor, or professor) at UFV.
  • University officers are not eligible as they are not designated 'faculty' by the Senate (See Senate Bylaws, p. 11). 


Vacancies

Below are the vacancies for 2024-2025. Terms of office are two years, from August 1, 2024 to July 31, 2026. 

Academic Planning and Priorities Committee

  • Monthly meetings, Wednesday, Week 1, 2:30-4:30pmN
  • No vacancies

Awards and Honours Committee

  • Monthly meetings, Wednesday, Week 4, 2:30-4:30pm
  • No Vacancies

Faculty Standards Committee

  • Monthly meetings, Wednesday, Week 2, 2:30-4:30pm
  • 1 Social Sciences faculty member
  • 1 Business and Computing faculty member
  • 1 Applied and Technical Studies faculty member (term is till July 31, 2025)
  • 1 Health Sciences faculty member (term is till July 31, 2025)

Graduate Studies Committee

  • Monthly meetings, Thursday, Week 3, 9:00-11:00am
  • 1 faculty member (remainder of term to July 31, 2025)
  • 1 faculty member - 2 year term
  • 1 graduate student member

Indigenization Committee

  • Five annual meetings (two in fall, two in winter, and one in spring) Tuesday, 5:00-8:00pm
  • 1 UFV Elder-in-residence
  • 2 self-identified Aboriginal students, one of whom is nominated by SUS

Senate Committee for Student Appeals

  • Monthly meetings, Tuesday, Week 3, 3:00-4:30pm
  • No vacancies

Senate Governance Committee

  • Monthly meetings, Tuesday, Week 4, 1:00-3:00pm
  • 2 faculty senators

Senate Research Committee

  • Monthly meetings, Thursday, Week 1, 9:00-11:00am
  • 1 graduate student

Senate Teaching & Learning Committee

  • Bi-monthly meetings, Thursday, Week 2, 2:30-4:30pm
  • 2 faculty vacancies

Undergraduate Education Committee

  • Monthly meetings, Friday, Week 4, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • 2 faculty from one of the following faculties::
    • Business & Computing
    • Applied and Technical Studies
    • Education, Community and Human Development

FAQs

The information below is based on the official Procedures for Membership on Senate Standing Committees, approved by Senate.

Calls are made throughout the year for continued or new vacancies. The annual call for expressions of interest typically takes place every February, for positions in the upcoming academic year. Senators receive first dibs on positions, followed by non-senators. Announcements go out via email to those eligible, with instructions for applying. Information about the current call is always posted at the top of this web page.


When the call is open, a form will be made available above that you can complete. You may apply for up to three committees.


As senators are required to sit on a minimum of two standing committees, the Secretariat office will email you with a list of available positions and request your committee choices. You are not required to submit the online form.


No, an “officer of the university” is not eligible for a faculty position, as they are not designated 'faculty' by the Senate. A university officer includes the following positions:

  • the president
  • a vice-president
  • an associate vice-president
  • a dean
  • an associate dean
  • an executive director
  • an associate director
  • a director (excluding directors of schools within a faculty who are voting faculty members)
  • university secretary
  • chief information officer
  • legal counsel
  • university librarian
  • the registrar

 See also the Senate Bylaws (page 11).


Only "directors of schools" are eligible, as long as they fit the the definition of a faculty member (are voting faculty members). "Directors of schools"  are not considered university officers by the Senate Bylaw definitions. All other directors are considered university officers, by the Senate Bylaw definitions, and therefore not eligible.

 


Expressions of interest go to the Senate Governance Committee who recommends candidates to Senate for approval. After this process is complete, you will receive an email from the Secretariat office with the results. If you haven't heard back, feel free to reach out to ufvsecretariat@ufv.ca.


If your submission successfully went through, you should have received an email confirmation with a copy of your form responses. If you didn't receive this, you may need to resubmit the form. Please email ufvsecretariat@ufv.ca to double check.