Senate elections in spring 2017
All academic staff members, whose workload in the university as a teaching and/or research staff member is at least 20 hours per week, have the right to vote in the election of academic staff representatives to the senate. The teaching and research staff members who, based on an agreement valid as of the moment the voters’ list is approved, are on unpaid leave on the election date, are not eligible to vote in the election. The rector will approve the list of voters as of 2 May 2017.
Senate election is organised via electronic voting
The elections are carried out by secret ballot. Each voter has two votes. Each voter may vote for any candidates, regardless of which faculty’s list the candidates belong to. Together with representatives of the academic staff, substitute members are elected.
Student representatives are nominated to the senate by the Student Council for one year, taking into consideration that students of all study levels and all faculties are represented. The Student Council submits the names and the written consent of the representatives of students to the senate on 18 May 2017 at the latest. The authority of the elected senate members shall commence as of the beginning of July. If a student representative drops out, the Student Council appoints a substitute member proceeding from the same principles.
Senate elections are governed by the Statutes of the University of Tartu and Rules for senate election. The elections are organised by the election commission comprising:
- Andres Soosaar, academic secretary (chair of the election commission);
- Vivian Bohl, research fellow in theoretical philosophy, Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics;
- Taavi Unt, junior research fellow, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies;
- Aavo Lang, associate professor in human physiology, Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine;
- Mark Fišel, associate professor in natural language processing, Institute of Computer Science;
- Aliis Liin, legal counsel.