The President shall be the presiding officer of the Academic Faculty Senate. All members of the Academic Faculty Senate, except those expressly excluded, shall have the right to vote. The Academic Faculty Senate may act for the Academic Faculty in all matters except the appeal of a Presidential veto of an action of the Academic Faculty in a meeting of that body.
The Academic Faculty Senate shall comprise:
Distribution of Elected Representatives
There shall be one (1) elected representative for each twenty (20) members (rounded) of the Academic Faculty for each School, the Colleges without Schools, and components of Services and Central Administration (which includes the Libraries and other components). Aggregates of units with fewer than ten (10) members of the Academic Faculty shall be formed as required by the Faculty Executive Board. Unit representation for terms beginning in the Fall semester shall be based on data compiled from the preceding Spring semester.
See http://www.facultygovernance.gatech.edu for a list of the current elected representatives.
Nomination and Election Procedures
The election of representatives shall take place annually, with approximately one-third (1/3) of the representatives being replaced each year when their terms expire.
Eligibility of Voters and Candidates
Terms of Office
A majority of the membership shall constitute a quorum at a scheduled or properly called meeting.
Special meetings may be called on the President’s own volition, or shall be called by the President on petition of one-third (1/3) of the members, or upon the recommendation of the Faculty Executive Board. In such special meetings, the matters considered shall be restricted to those items listed in the call for the meeting.
In the President’s absence, the Provost shall preside. In the absence of both the President and the Provost, the Chair of the Faculty Executive Board shall preside.
The Academic Faculty Senate shall establish its rules of procedure and determine all matters pertaining to its own meetings not otherwise specified herein or determined by the Academic Faculty.
Minutes shall be kept by the Secretary of the Faculty and shall be posted online.