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University Committees

Academic Electoral Assembly

Academic Electoral Assembly Standing Committee Election 2016

Six positions on the Academic Electoral Assembly Standing Committee are open for election. Members who are elected will serve on the Standing Committee and upon Senate for a term of 3 years.

The nominations process is now open. Any colleagues eligible for election who wish to stand are invited to complete the nomination form and return to the returning officer: john.marsh@durham.ac.uk no later than 5pm on Tuesday 24 May 2016.

Extracts from AEA Standing Orders

Any Academic Electoral Assembly member at the time of nomination may nominate as a candidate any person who will be a member of the Academic Electoral Assembly at the time the vacancy or vacancies in question arise. Nominations must be made with the consent of the person nominated and signed by the proposer and seconder who must, at the time of nomination, be members of the Academic Electoral Assembly.

Membership of the AEA

Members of the AEA are defined by Standing Orders: as all members of the academic staff (except those who are ex-officio members of the Senate) together with the Senior Tutor (or one Tutor of equivalent rank) from each of the Recognised Colleges or Licensed Halls of Residence. Members of the academic staff shall be deemed to include all those members of the staff of the University performing academic or academic-related roles, normally taken to mean staff on Grade 7 or above.

If, when the nomination period closes, there are more nominees than there are vacant positions on the Standing Committee, an election will be held.

If you have any queries about the nominations process, please contact john.marsh@durham.ac.uk

AEA Open Meetings:

For futher information contact the AEA Chair, Ms Laura Todd, the AEA Vice-Chair (Dr Marek Szablewski) or the AEA Secretary John Marsh.

The Academic Electoral Assembly (AEA) consists of all members of staff performing academic or academic-related roles (normally taken to mean staff on Grade 7 or above)*, with the exception of ex officio members of Senate, together with the Senior Tutor (or one Tutor of equivalent rank) from each of the Recognised Colleges or Licensed Halls of Residence.

* All members of staff, however, are very welcome to attend general discussion meetings. Formal items of business, if there are any, will be conducted at the end of the meeting, at which time non-AEA members will be invited to leave.