Before casting your vote, faculty may view the mission of the Faculty Senate, the positions descriptions and candidate statements (available on the voting webpage, if submitted, see Candidate Statements tab on the voting page).

Approval Voting: The Faculty Senate elections uses the process of approval voting, so that voters may vote for/approve of as many candidates as he/she wants to, for each position. Each vote is a "yes/I approve of" that candidate. The candidate with the most approval-votes is elected to serve in the seat/position. Based on the number of votes, the Senator positions are filled first, then the candidates with the next-highest number of votes will serve in the Alternate Senator seat(s). All remaining nominees (based on number of votes received) are placed next-in-line, for service in the event of an elected Senator and/or Alternate Senator becoming no longer able to complete their elected term of office.

For faculty in Medicine and Joint Health Sciences: Joint Health Sciences has its own Senator seats, separate from the School of Medicine. The voting webpage recognizes your primary department and will display the applicable Senator candidates.

Click the button below to begin the voting process:

Vote for Faculty Senators/Senate Officer

You may contact your school’s current Senate members or, Claudio Busettini This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., the Faculty Senate Elections Committee Chair, if you have any questions regarding the Faculty Senate.

If you encounter problems accessing or voting on the webpage, then please contact the Faculty Senate Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Alternatively, you can contact Claudio Busettini This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., the Faculty Senate Elections Committee Chair) Note: The website may have problems determining some faculty’s “primary appointment school”- if this happens, the voting webpage will not include a Senator for your school voting step. If this occurs, then contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a fix.

Mission of the UAB Faculty Senate:

  • A community of scholars who have come together to consider their responsibilities and needs and to represent them to the university’s administration
  • To provide advice to Administration, the President, and the Provost
  • Committed to the principles of shared governance and inclusive and transparent decision making
  • Facilitating open communication among all members of UAB
  • Working collaboratively with administration to help UAB achieve excellence in all its activities

*Defined in the UAB Faculty Handbook 2.5.1 The voting webpage is connected to Oracle, based on your Blazer ID. If you are eligible to vote, the webpage should automatically allow you to do so. If your primary appointments is “faculty” as defined in UAB Faculty Handbook 2.5.1. and the webpage does not allow you to vote (and you have not already voted), then contact the Faculty Senate Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..