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College Board Elections

College Board Elections Rules and Procedures

The following rules and procedures for the College Board elections are in accordance with the College and Institute Act. In the event of any conflict between the rules and procedures and the Act, the College and Institute Act shall prevail.

Faculty

According to the College and Institute Act, a faculty member is defined as:

"an instructor, librarian, tutor, counsellor, research associate, program coordinator or other employee of the institution that a collective agreement between the bargaining agents, as defined in section 1 of the Labour Relations Code, for the institution and faculty members specifies to be a faculty member."

Faculty will elect one (1) representative to the College Board who will serve for a term of three (3) years and may be elected to one (1) additional consecutive term. The faculty representative will be elected from the faculty at large.

  • Schedule for Elections
  • Representation and Term of Office
  • Nomination
  • Election Process
  • Voting
  • Conduct of Candidates
  • Appeals

During the term of office for the College Board, a faculty member must:

  • Continue to meet the definition of a faculty member as defined in the College and Institute Act.
  • Continue to be an employee of Douglas Collee, as defined in the Collective Agreement Between Douglas College and Douglas College Faculty Association.

If any of the above-mentioned conditions are not met, the representative must forfeit the seat on the College Board.

Support Staff

According to the College and Institute Act, support staff is defined as:

"the employees of the institution who are not the president, educational administrators or faculty members."

Support staff will elect one (1)  representative to the College Board who will serve for a term of three (3) years and may be elected to one (1) additional consecutive term. The support staff representative will be elected from the support staff at large.

  • Schedule for Elections
  • Representation and Term of Office
  • Nomination
  • Election Process
  • Voting
  • Conduct of Candidates
  • Appeals

During the term of office for the College Board, a support staff member must:

  • Continue to meet the definition of a support staff member as defined in the College and Institute Act.
  • Continue to be an employee of Douglas College, as specified above.

Student

According to the College and Institute Act, a student is defined as:

"a person the Registrar recognizes to be enrolled and in good standing in a course or program of studies at the institution"

  • For the purposes of elections, a student is an individual who is enrolled in at least one credit course and in good standing at the institution

student candidate may not be directly employed by the College as a faculty, support staff or administrative member

Students will elect two (2) representatives to the College Board who will serve for a term of one (1) year and may be elected to two (2) additional consecutive terms. The student representatives will be elected from the students at large.

  • Schedule for Elections
  • Representation and Term of Office
  • Nomination
  • Election Process
  • Voting
  • Conduct of Candidates
  • Appeals

Election Results for Students 

During the term of office, a student member for the College Board must:

  • Maintain registration in at least one credit course at the College for at least two (2) semesters of the term of office.
  • Not withdrawn or be required to withdraw from the College.

 

 

Election procedures