Announcement of the election of Rector at the University of Agder
The function period for the Rector of the University of Agder expires 31 July 2019. The University Board has determined that the election of a new rector for the following four years is to be held in the period spanning 11 – 18 February 2019.
19 November 2018: The census records/election roll is published. (You check the election roll on the electronic voting page, here: https://valg.usit.no/valg/login.do. NB: If you are not on the election roll, you will not be able to vote.)
2 January 10 AM – 14 January 2 PM: Candidate proposal period. (A separate form must be used, signed by the 10 proponents and the candidate, scanned and sent electronically by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org within the deadline. The form may also be hand delivered to the election Committee’s secretary Elin Gauslaa at A6, Campus Kristiansand, within the proposal period.)
7 January 2 PM: Appeal deadline on the election roll.
(Complaints must be forwarded as soon as they are discovered to the Election Committee’s secretary, e-mail email@example.com.)
11 February 10 AM – 18. February 2 AM: Voting period.
Anyone running for the office of Rector must be proposed by a group of at least 10 people with voting rights (as stated above). According to the university’s election regulations he or she must also
• have academic qualifications at least at Associate Professor level
• demonstrate leadership experience as Dean or Head of Department of an academic institution, or from other management positions within or outside academia, which includes financial and personnel supervision and responsibility • demonstrate oral and written proficiency in a Scandinavian language
Anyone who is employed or engaged by the university’s Appointments committee or Appointments advisory board for at least a half-time position, and who has started working in the position no later than on the day of the election, has a right to vote.
Anyone whose employment period lasts less than one year from the election day can only claim voting rights if employment has lasted continuously at least one year prior to the election day.
If the university is registered as the employer, anyone employed has a voting right regardless of funding source.
Anyone employed in a less than 50 per cent position has a right to vote if he or she has been employed continuously for at least two years leading up to the election day.
Students who have registered and paid tuition fees for the semester in which the election is held, have a right to vote.
If in doubt about which constituency a person belongs to, the issue will be decided by the University Director. If in doubt about voting rights, the issue will be decided by the university’s Election Committee.
What if I am denied access to the voting page and thus unable to vote?
Whoever is denied voting rights, may still be given the opportunity to submit his or her vote. Any such ballots must be placed in a sealed envelope, labelled with the elector's name and address, and delivered to the Election Committee’s secretary Elin Gauslaa in A6 at Campus Kristiansand, by hand no later than at the end of the voting period. The ballot will then be kept safe considering appeals.
Any questions about the election? Please contact the Head of the university election committee Anne Elizabeth Stie (firstname.lastname@example.org) or her substitute Veslemøy Rabe (email@example.com)