Vote favors Academic Staff district size changes

Academic staff members voted 1,109 to 65 in favor of changing the Academic Staff Assembly district size, in a ballot that closed on Dec. 23. District sizes, which are now 35 to 75 members, would change to between 0.6 percent and 1.2 percent of the total number of academic staff. The Districting and Representation Committee plans to submit several proposals to the Academic Staff Assembly at the Feb. 13 meeting to adjust district configurations. The Assembly will need to vote on any proposed changes at a future meeting. The Academic Staff Assembly is an elected body made up of 112 districts that represent the interests of academic staff in governance and policy development. Questions regarding district size can be sent to

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