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Nominations accepted for faculty senate

Nominations are open through Friday, Sept. 5 for the upcoming faculty senate elections.

Serving as senator provides an opportunity to help guide what happens at MUSC.  It is also a way for newer faculty to network at MUSC. Nominations may be submitted, using your NetID, at
All faculty holding full-time primary academic appointments at MUSC with the rank of Instructor or above are eligible to serve as faculty senators. This includes faculty with modifiers—research or clinical. A tenure-track position is not required.
This year, positions are open for the following:
Electoral Unit                     Senators           Alternates                 Total
Dental Medicine                      2                         2                               4
Health Professions                   3                         2                               5
Med—Basic Sciences             4                          2                              6
Med—Clinical                       20                        14                            34
Nursing                                   2                           2                             4
Pharmacy                                2                           2                             4
Library Sci./Informatics            2                          2                              4

Total                                      35                        26                    61
One or more candidates from an electoral unit may be nominated, and self-nominations are welcome.
College of Medicine faculty note: College of Medicine faculty note: both the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and the Department of Neurosciences are included under College of Medicine—Clinical.
Elections will be held online, Sept. 8 through 15.  Those who have been elected will be notified on Sept. 16, with new senators taking their seats on Oct. 14.

Duties of senators, alternates
Faculty senators represent the views and interests of the faculty of their respective electoral units and the faculty-at-large. Senators must attend at least two-thirds of monthly meetings of the faculty senate and serve on at least one committee of the faculty senate. A senator who knows in advance that he/she will be unable to attend a meeting of the faculty senate is responsible for arranging for one of the electoral unit’s alternate senators to attend in his/her absence.

Alternate senators
Alternate senators are encouraged to attend all meetings of the faculty senate. Alternate senators are eligible to vote when attending in place of a senator who is unable to attend a meeting. Alternate senators are eligible and encouraged to serve as members of faculty senate committees.
See or contact your current senators (listed on this Web site) for more information.

Friday, Aug. 29, 2008
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