Judicial Review Board Election

Board Membership

Spring 2019 Election 

Nomination Period:  
April 2 through April 15, 2019

Nomination Petition Deadline:
April 15, 2019 at 12 noon

Election Period:
April 17 through May 1, 2019

Election results announced:
Week of May 6, 2019

Kathy Garcia, Senate Analyst
(916) 278-6847

The information below has been provided for quick reference.

Constitution of the Faculty Senate of California State University, Sacramento: Article III. Judiciary 

The Judicial Review Board is a sub-unit of the faculty, constituted to decide disputes relating to the interpretation of the Constitution of this organization and By-Laws of the Faculty Senate. The departments, electing units, sub-units of the faculty, or combinations thereof, acting by a majority of the members of each, may seek its decision. Faculty members may also seek its decision by a petition containing the signatures of fifteen (15) members eligible to vote in the elections of this organization.

Rulings made by the Judicial Review Board shall be final and binding, unless (under the rules provided) appealed to and reversed by the faculty.


A. Membership on the Board shall be open to probationary and tenured instructional faculty and Library faculty.

B. Membership on the Board shall not be open to members of other sub-units of the faculty.

C. The Board shall be composed of nine (9) members elected at-large.  The Board shall determine its own method of paneling for hearings, but no hearings shall be conducted with fewer than three (3) Board members.

D. No more than four (4) membrs of the Board may be from the LIbrary or the same school.

Term of Office

A. Board members shall serve for a term of three (3) years, with terms so arranged that one-third of the membership of the Board shall be elected each year.  A member who has served for six (6) consecutive years shall not be eligible for re-election to the Board until at least one (1) academic year has elapsed between the conclusion of his or her sixth consecutive year of service and the beginning of his or her next term.

B. The membership of the Board shall be chosen by annual election only.  If in any instance the office of a member becomes vacant between annual elections, it shall remain vacant until the next annual election.

Nomination and Election Process

Each candidate needs to complete a Nomination Petition and submit to the Faculty Senate Office by the by the posted deadline.  Candidates are encouraged, but not required, to submit a statement of interest to be included on the election ballot.  Voting will be conducted electronically. 


A member of the Board may be removed from office by a two-thirds (2/3) majority of those voting in a recall election.  A recall election shall be conducted within ten (10) instructional days following presentation to the Chair of the Faculty Senate of a recall petition signed by twenty-five (25) percent of the members of the faculty eligible to elect members of the Board.  No member of the Board shall be subject to recall more than once in any academic year.