Chapter 6 Electoral College (perm. consultative assembly)
The Electoral College serves as the consultative assembly during the procedure for making proposals for the appointment of the Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor.
The members who represent individuals with academic qualifications act as an electoral assembly for elections of faculty members to the University Board.
The Electoral College should also provide the opportunity to comment on proposed nominators and the proposed Chair and external members of the University Board.
The Electoral College decides on its own working methods.
The Electoral College must consist of 65 members. A personal alternate must be appointed for each member, who will only have the right to be present and authority to make decisions in the absence of the ordinary member.
- Thirty-six members are selected by elections within the disciplinary domains in a manner decided by the University Board. Individuals with academic qualifications (see definition in Chapter 2, Section 1 of the Rules of Procedure) in any of the disciplinary domains are entitled to vote and eligible for election. The seats are divided between the disciplinary domains based on the number of full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) within the group of individuals with academic qualifications.
Members appointed from the group of individuals with academic qualifications are appointed for three years at a time with the possibility of a total term of office of nine years.
- Eighteen members are selected by the University’s students. Doctoral students are included in this member category. Members appointed by the students are appointed in accordance with the provisions in the Student Union Ordinance (2009:769).
Members appointed by the students are appointed for a maximum period of one year at a time. Members can be re-elected.
- Eleven members are appointed from among the other employees following a nomination procedure decided by the University Board. These are selected by a group consisting of representatives of other employees. This group is appointed in a manner resolved by the University Board. The group must consist of six members and the composition must be representative of the other employees in the University’s internal organisation, based on FTEs.
The seats in the Electoral College are allocated based on the group of other employees in FTEs. Members appointed from the group of other employees are appointed for three years at a time with the possibility of a total term of office of nine years.
Staff associations are permitted to appoint four individuals with the right to be present and make representations at the Electoral College. The staff associations may decide how these individuals are appointed.
Representatives of the group that selects members within the group of other employees and those individuals appointed as members of the Electoral College from the group of other employees must be employed at Uppsala University and
- must not form part of the disciplinary domain’s body of individuals with academic qualifications, and
- must have a permanent employment contract that comprises at least 50% of a full-time role.
The Electoral College selects a Chair and Deputy Chair from the members who represent the individuals with academic qualifications. The Chair and Deputy Chair are elected for three years with the possibility of re-election for a further period of three years.