If we are going to be reallocating Board positions away from BSCAA while keeping the total the same, Board clearly has a mandate to prioritize proportional representation of members above uncooperative representation of non-members. Board has a chance to make good on the so-far empty promises members accepted in exchange for our voting rights in 2015. We submit the following alternative Proposal:
- The President of the BSC Alumni Association may
appointnominate one member of the Alumni Associationformer BSC member as a Director, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors by simple majority. The term of office of the Alumni Association member shall be at the pleasure of the President of the BSC Alumni AssociationBoard of Directors of the BSC.
2.The BSC Employee Association contract may include a provision for the designation of a Director from among members of the Employee Association. If applicable, this Director will serve at the pleasure of the Employee Association.
3. The President may recommend to the Board for approval two additional non-student directors from the BSC Alumni Association and/or the University of California, Berkeley faculty.The remaining members of the Board of Directors shall be elected by the members of the several units. Each unit shall elect one director for each
seventysixty-four members, or fraction thereof, in the residential capacity of the unit. Only individuals with a current signed contract for the academic year in a specific unit are eligible to be Directors seated by that unit. A Director’s position will immediately become vacant upon the cancellation or termination of their contract or upon the transfer of their contract to another unit.
This would result in Rochdale and Cloyne, currently the most underrepresented by our electoral college-style apportionment - each getting an additional Board Rep.
If Board isn't going to amend the bylaws to be more democratic, we ask that you please at least don't double down on making them less so.