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Rules and Elections (CRE)


The Committee on Rules and Elections (CRE) advises the Division on proposed legislation and on all matters of organization, jurisdiction, and interpretation of legislation. Upon formal request, CRE issues legislative rulings interpreting the Code of the Merced Division of the Academic Senate. CRE also reviews changes in Bylaws and Regulations submitted to the Divisional Assembly or to a Faculty of the Merced Division, and supervises all elections of the Division. 
For a complete description of CRE’s duties please see the committee’s bylaws.

2017-2018 Membership

  • Lin Tian, Chair, Secretary/Parliamentarian, School of Natural Sciences

  • TBD, Vice Chair

Ex-Officio (non-voting):

  • Susan Amussen, Senate Chair, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

  • Kurt Schnier, Senate Vice Chair, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

Corresponding System Committee:



Former Members:


Fatima Paul

Associate Director