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REMINDER: FSU Spring 2021 Elections

1/11/2021

Dear Colleagues,

The Faculty Staff Union (FSU) holds an election every Spring semester for positions on the FSU Executive Committee. 

The positions up for election or re-election in Spring 2021 include:

Vice President

Non-Tenure Track (2 positions)

Pre-Tenure (1 position)

Tenured (3 positions)

The attached Election Announcement document contains an election overview along with the schedule of election activities including nominations, campaigning, and voting. The nomination forms are also attached. Nomination forms will be accepted during the nomination period: January 29 – February 12, 2021. You will receive more information about submitting nomination forms prior to the nomination period.

Voting Platform: For this election cycle, we will be using Qualtrics. You will receive detailed information about this prior to the voting period in the spring.

Term of Office: Each Executive Committee member’s term runs two (2) years. For example, those elected in 2020 began their term in June (at the conclusion of the academic year) and serve to May 2022, the end of the academic year. 

2021 Tenured Track Election: There are three Tenured positions up for election in Spring 2021. One is to fill a vacant position that was not filled during a special election in Fall 2020. The other two positions are the standard two-year term that begins at the conclusion of Spring 2021 semester and runs to Spring 2023.

The FSU Elections Committee shall run all three open Tenured positions as part of the same election in Spring 2021. The third top vote getter will fill the vacant position with the March 2021 – May 2022 term, and the top two vote getters will fill the two standard two-year terms (June 2021 - May 2023). However, candidates will be allowed to indicate which position they prefer, which will be taken into consideration and voted upon if necessary by the Executive Committee after the votes from the membership are in. The candidate who fills the vacant Tenured Track position will have their term expire in May 2022. Elections for the June 2022 - May 2024 term will take place in March 2022, so if the candidate filling the vacant position wishes to stay in said position for a subsequent two-year term they will need to run for re-election in March 2022.

Bottom line: There are two full two-year term positions (June 2021 to May 2023) and one position to fill the remaining term (March 2021 to May 2022) that require a member to be elected to fill. When voting you will select three (3) members.

The Elections Committee has our own email account, FSU.Elections@umb.edu. Watch for election communications to come from this email address.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

FSU Elections Committee

Jessica Holden, Librarian III

Travis Johnston, Assistant Professor, Political Science

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