Apportionment of Senate Seats
AS-2589-02/Floor - November 7-8, 2002
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State
University create a 9th Bylaw, as follows:
- The Executive Committee shall be responsible for recommending the
apportionment and reapportionment of Senate seats using the formula listed
in Article II Section 1 of the Constitution. Each year it shall conduct a
"census" using the most recent and reliable Fall FTEF data to determine
whether reapportionment of seats among campuses is necessary. The results
shall be presented to the Senate for its approval at its first meeting in
the calendar year for its approval.
- When new seats are added to the Senate due to the addition of campuses
or constitutional revisions, these seats shall be filled in the next spring
election cycle following the Executive Committee's completion of the
- Whenever reapportionment results in a campus losing a seat, the seat
lost shall be the first seat to complete its three-year term following the
announcement of the reapportionment, and the seat shall not be lost until
the three-year term expires.
- Whenever a campus is entitled to a new seat, the Executive Committee
shall determine whether the length of the first term for that seat shall be
1, 2, or 3 years. In making this determination, the Executive Committee
shall attempt to stagger the years in which that campus's seats expire, so
as to maximize continuity in representation from that campus.
RATIONALE: This Bylaw concerns apportionment of Senate seats,
prepared by the special committee appointed for this task. The purpose of
this bylaw is to give the Senate a transparent procedure for implementation
of the new constitutional amendment and for keeping apportionment up to date
in the future.
APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY - January 23-24, 2003