An unexpected resemblance between the faculty senate and little league

1. At meetings of each, there can frequently be more passionate discussion of the by-laws governing the election than the candidates for election or actual issues.

2. At both, it’s hard to find people willing to hold office.

Thus, 3.  The happiest parliamentary maneuver of all, which I am forever grateful to a past senate president for showing to us, and which came into play at a league meeting tonight: Once the # of candidates = the # of vacant seats, “I move that we adopt the ballot as a slate.”  Followed immediately by adjournment!

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