By convention, a caucus meeting of the Senate is held late in the spring semester of each year (often, immediately prior to the last meeting of the year) to discuss candidacies for the election of the Officers of the Senate and the Chairs of Standing Committees from among the Senators who will serve during the upcoming academic year. Following the caucus meeting, an election is conducted, following recommendations of the By-Laws and Elections Committee at the last senate meeting of the year for uncontested elections, and through electronic elections for contested elections. This is done so that committee membership lists may be developed and presented to the Senate for approval at the September meeting, thus ensuring that no time is lost in pursuing governance issues in the fall.
2012 Caucus Meeting will be held on Friday May 11, 2012, at 12:30 in Butler 210, prior to the 2 p.m. Senate meeting. Officers for the 2012-2013 Academic year will be elected.