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Nominating Committee Procedures

Office of Responsibility: Dean’s Office, ext. 4407

February

At the February Faculty meeting, the Faculty will vote to appoint the new members of the Nominating Committee. The voting process is outlined below. 

Round One

Each faculty member votes for up to six Faculty members for membership on the Nominating Committee. Those who receive more than fifty percent of the votes cast will become members of the new Nominating Committee. The candidates for this round shall be all members of the full-time faculty who will not hold administrative appointments during the following year.

Round Two

The candidates for this round shall be those persons who received the greatest numbers of votes cast in the previous round. The number of candidates for this round shall be twice the number of Nominating Committee positions that remain unfilled after the previous round, except if there was a tie for "last" place, then all persons receiving the tie number of votes shall be candidates for this round. Those who receive more than fifty percent of the votes cast, will be members of the new Nominating Committee.

Rounds Three to Six

These rounds will run in the same fashion as the above rounds until six faculty members have been elected.

After the February Faculty meeting the following actions will take place:

February/March

The Staff Assistant to the Dean will send out an email to faculty members with instructions to list their committee preferences by March 10th by completing the online form . The form will provide a link to a list of the previous year’s committee memberships. 

The Staff Assistant to the Dean will schedule a two-hour meeting of the Nominating Committee to be held within two weeks of the March 10th deadline. The purpose of this meeting will be for the Committee to decide upon faculty membership on each faculty committee for the upcoming year.

In preparation for this meeting, the following items will be provided to members of the Nominating Committee:

Copies of Faculty Committee preferences spreadsheet

Mandatory Committee Membership List

Library Committee: Law Librarian Director and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs are ex officio members;

Curriculum Committee: Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Registrar are ex officio members;

Admissions Committee: Dean For Students and Director of Admissions are ex officio members;

A&B Committee: The Dean and the Law Library Director are members of this committee, while the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Dean for Students, and the Assistant Dean for Finance and Administrations are ex officio members.

Academic Performance and Standing Committee: The Associate Dean for Academic affairs is an ex-officio member 

When the faculty Committees have been selected, the Staff Assistant to the Dean will send out a draft committee list to the Nominating Committee for their approval.

Once the Nominating Committee has confirmed the faculty committee assignments, the Staff Assistant to the Dean will send out a draft copy to the Faculty.

April

At the April Faculty meeting, the Faculty will vote upon the final faculty committee lists.

Once approved, copies will be made for all faculty members, and will be posted on the About Pace Law School section of the Website.

Within a week, the Staff Assistant to the Dean will update the e-mail committee lists, as indicated in the Management of Group e-mail Policy.

May

Under Article IV [3] of the Constitution, the Nominating Committee will report to the Faculty before June 1st of every year.

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