A message from Local 243 President Marie Dusio:
Shared Governance arrived at Madison College on Monday, September 15, 2014. It is “an important first step in the move toward the formal creation of a new organizational model that will draw upon the expertise and practical experience of Madison College faculty, staff, and administrators is the election of seven at-large members to serve on the college’s inaugural College Assembly.”
An e-mail that includes a Call for Nominations to serve on the College Assembly was sent to Madison College employees at our Madison and regional campuses. This form, as its name implies, allows employees to nominate themselves or others for an at-large seat on this important committee.
Some of the language used by the Administration in conjunction with this nomination has been confusing; in particular, this paragraph:
“The call for nominees is a process open only to members of the at-large represented employee groups. The initial voting is also limited only to those being represented. Once the final nominees are determined, all employees may vote for one nominee from each at-large group.”
What follows is an explanation of the nominations and elections process for Shared Governance that should clarify this language, as well as provide a “big picture” of how this process will unfold: