University Senate seeking CFAES representatives

Submitted by Kris Boone, boone.3@osu.edu

Dear Faculty Colleagues, 

The University Senate has launched its 2021 election process for faculty senators. The College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences has three vacancies. Nominations will be accepted until Thursday, February 5, and the elections in each college will run from February 8 through February 12. 

We encourage you to participate in this process by nominating yourself or another colleague to stand for election. Please email names of nominees to senate@osu.edu

Why participate? Election to the Senate is the most direct way to use your faculty expertise to influence university decisions. Our system of shared governance ensures a faculty voice in all aspects of university administration, particularly through the Senate committees that deliberate and advise on important university issues. We need our most engaged faculty to serve as college faculty representatives. 

When elected, faculty senators accept a three-year term of service. They join administrative, student and staff senators at monthly meetings of the Senate, presided over by the University President. In this way, faculty senators have an opportunity to meet and work with colleagues from across the university. Faculty senators attend meetings of Faculty Council to deliberate on issues related to faculty life on campus and they are invited to serve on one of the 19 Senate committees. See http://senate.osu.edu/for a list of committees and their current members, as well as a directory of current Senators.   

Please consider running for this position of privilege and service or urge talented colleagues in any college to do so. If you have questions regarding these elections, please contact Ben Givens the Senate office, or any of us listed below. Thank you for considering this request. 

Respectfully, 

Susan Cole, Chair, Faculty Council 
Ken Lee, Vice Chair, Faculty Council 
Amy Darragh, Chair, University Senate Steering Committee 
Ben Givens, Secretary of the Senate