Appendix II - Bylaws of Colleges and Schools

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Part I.  Functions

 (A)The Faculty of the School of the Arts and Architecture shall conduct the government of the School in accordance with the rules of the Academic Senate of the University of California, the Standing Orders of the Regents and subject to the rules and coordinating powers of the Graduate Council respecting graduate study and higher degrees.
 (B)Membership of the Faculty is defined by Division Bylaws 50(A, B, C, and D.) [Am 26 May 2016]

Part II.  Chair of The Faculty

 The Chair of the Faculty will be elected in the spring every two years according to procedures prescribed in Divisional Bylaw 150. This person will serve on the Faculty Executive Committee (FEC) for three years, first year as Chair-Elect and the following two years as Chair of the FEC. In the interest of shared governance, all effort will be made to rotate the position of Chair among the SOAA departments. No department’s members may hold the Chair of the Faculty for more than one consecutive term unless there are extenuating circumstances. [Am 26 May 2016]

Part III.  Meetings of the Entire Faculty

 (A)Meetings of the entire Academic Senate Faculty of the School (as defined in Senate Bylaw 50) may be called by the Chair of the Faculty or at the written request of 20% of the Faculty of the School. The minutes of the meeting will be available 14 days after the meeting is held.
 (B)In all instances except those meetings specifically called by the Dean, the Chair of the Faculty shall preside.
 (C)A quorum shall be 35% of the Faculty to conduct official business at meetings of the entire Faculty. [Am 26 May 2016]

Part IV.  Faculty Executive Committee (FEC)

 (A)The Chair of the Faculty shall be the chair of the Faculty Executive Committee (FEC). In the absence of the Chair, the Chair-Elect shall serve as Chair, or in the absence of both, an FEC member shall be designated by the Chair or Chair-Elect to lead the meeting.
 (B)Membership
  (1)Faculty members. Each department in the School shall be represented by two faculty members. Members will be elected by their respective faculties according to Division Bylaw 150. Elections will be held in the spring quarter for the following academic year. Members shall hold office for a period of two years, beginning September 1st and ending August 31. Department representatives shall be elected in alternating years to ensure continuity. Equitable distribution of labor among ladder faculty should be considered by departments in the nomination or election process of FEC members in order to facilitate the full and active participation of all faculty in School governance. This includes faculty at all ladder ranks within the respective departments.
  (2)Ex-Officio Members. The Dean and the Associate Dean(s) of the School shall be ex-officio members of the Faculty Executive Committee; their attendance at meetings is without vote and not part of the quorum.
  (3)Student Members. One student from each department shall participate as a non3 voting member. Student members shall be elected or appointed by the students of the department. Student members shall be excluded from meetings, or portions of meetings, when personnel actions are considered.
  (4)Visitors. Visitors may attend the FEC meeting and hold the floor at the invitation of the Chair or by majority vote of those attending the meeting.
 (C)Meetings of the Faculty Executive Committee (FEC)
  (1)Meetings will be called at least twice each quarter or as necessary. The notice of meeting will be announced at least 5 working days before the meeting is scheduled and minutes of the meeting
shall be available for review to committee members within 30 days of meeting. Minutes will be distributed electronically within 30 days of the meeting.
  (2)A quorum shall consist of a majority of faculty members of the FEC. If a member cannot attend the meeting, a departmental substitute (with vote) may be permitted to attend, subject to the approval of the FEC Chair or by majority vote of the elected FEC members attending that meeting.
  (3)Items requiring FEC approval shall be passed by a majority of those attending and eligible to vote.
 (D)General function of the Faculty Executive Committee (FEC)
 The FEC does not administer Departmental affairs nor is it intended to replace Departmental Chairs, who continue to have the responsibility for administration of departmental budgets, academic and non-academic personnel, curriculum, and the management of day-to-day affairs. Whereas Departmental Chairs will be concerned with departmental interests, the Faculty Executive Committee will take a school-wide perspective.
 (E)Duties of the Faculty Executive Committee (FEC)
  (1)Provide general oversight of the academic programs in the School and bring before the School’s faculty any recommendation it
deems advisable.
  (2)Review and approve the academic requirements for the School of the Arts and Architecture set forth in Part II of the Regulations of the Division, UCLA Academic Senate Manual.
  (3)Approve School-wide requirements for writing, foreign language, quantitative reasoning, diversity, general education and others as applicable.
  (4)Review and approve requirements for majors (departmental and interdepartmental) and minors (departmental and free-standing), honors programs, capstone requirements, and any other graduation requirement specified by the faculty.
  (5)Review and approve all new courses or all changes in course descriptions, prerequisites, and grading. If these actions are deemed to be routine and noncontroversial, the Chair or the Chair’s designee may approve them.
  (6)Review and approve proposals for new departments, Centers for Interdisciplinary Instruction, and interdepartmental programs that directly impact the educational and research programs of the School.
  (7)Advise the Dean on the School’s priorities, allocation of educational and research resources, utilization of campus building space and facilities, budget and long term planning issues.
  (8)Review and approve requirements for majors (departmental and interdepartmental) and minors (departmental and free-standing), honors programs, capstone requirements, and any other graduation requirement specified by the faculty.
  (9)Appoint and, when appropriate, carry out recommendations made by ad hoc committees created to review specific issues. At least one FEC member should be appointed to each such committee, and when appropriate, at least one student shall be appointed.
  (10)Consult and advise on policy and relation to UCLA public arts organizations, programming, and initiatives.
 (F)Curriculum Sub-Committee of the FEC
  (1)Membership. The Chair will appoint three members, one from each of the SOAA departments without a member currently serving as FEC Chair, to serve on the Curriculum Committee. Two student representatives will be appointed.
  (2)Duties. Recommends action on all curricular proposals they deem noncontroversial and recommend further consideration to the full FEC of all other curricular proposals.

Part V.  The Departments [En 26 May 2016]

 (A)Each Department shall be responsible for the following matters:
  (1)The recruitment, supervision, and evaluation of departmental academic personnel.
  (2)The development of departmental curricula and the administration of its degree programs.
  (3)The admission and matriculation of departmental students in accordance with University rules and regulations.
  (4)The proper functioning of a grievance procedure for both Department personnel and students.
  (5)Elections of a Senate faculty representative and a student representative to the School FEC annually.
 (B)Each Department Chair will be responsible for the following departmental matters:
  (1)The proper administration of the budget according to the allocations and categories decided by the Dean in consultation with the Chair.
  (2)The periodic review and update of departmental Bylaws.
  (3)The staffing and supervision of the departmental curricula.
  (4)The recruitment, supervision, and evaluation of non-academic personnel in consultation with the Director of Academic Personnel.
  (5)The recruitment, supervision, and evaluation of non-ladder academic personnel.

Part VI.  The Dean [En 26 May 2016]

 (A)The Dean’s Duties. The Dean is responsible for the overall administration of the school, including (but not limited to):
  (1)Allocation of resources to the departments.
  (2)Administration of applicable system-wide and local rules and regulations.
  (3)Oversight of the admission and matriculation of students in the departments in ensure these processes are in accordance with University rules and regulations.
  (4)Maintenance of proper grievance procedures for students and staff.
  (5)Recommend the appointment of a new departmental chair after comprehensive consultation with the faculty.
 (B)Enfranchisement. The Dean of the School shall submit to the Faculty at the beginning of each year the names of all members of the Senate Faculty. Consistent with Standing Order 105, Senate Bylaw 55 and Legislative Rulings 5.67, 5.75B and 12.75, all Senate members of the School, including Emeriti, have the right to vote on substantial matters that concern the faculty of the School.
 (C)Any change in the allocation of FTE among departments or programs that would lead to a de facto disestablishment of a department will require a vote of the entire School of Arts and Architecture Faculty and an Academic Senate Appendix V action.
 (D)The Dean’s Cabinet. The Chair of the Faculty will serve on the Dean’s Cabinet, which is also comprised of the Chair of each department and the Director of each Public Unit (the Hammer Museum, the Fowler Museum, and the Center for the Art of Performance). The Public Unit representatives will not have voting rights on academic affairs. The advice and duties of the Dean’s Cabinet shall not interfere with the duties of the FEC as outlined under IV. F above.

Part VII.  Implementation and Amendment of the Bylaws

These Bylaws of the School of the Arts and Architecture may be amended by a 2/3 majority of the Faculty voting by electronic ballot, provided notice shall have been given 14 days prior to the electronic voting deadline. [Am 26 May 2016]

Adopted: April 1995
Revised: July 1, 1995
Revised: May 17, 1996
Revised: April 1998 
Revised: May 26, 2016. These Bylaws were revised by a two-thirds vote conducted by secret ballot according to procedures set forth in UC Senate Bylaw 95.The vote was 30 approve, 1 dissent, 1 abstain,1 disqualified (ballot return instructions not met) and was certified on May 4, 2016.

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Part I.  Function

1.The function of the Faculty of the School of Dentistry is to conduct the government of the School of Dentistry.  In matters respecting graduate study and higher degrees, the Faculty is subject to the authority of the Graduate Council and the Coordinating Committee on Graduate Affairs.

Part II.  Membership

2a.Membership in the Faculty of the School of Dentistry is defined by Divisional Bylaw 50(A).
2b.Full-time Clinical Faculty may serve on committees and participate in consideration of personnel actions.  Their votes on personnel actions shall be identified and reported separately.

Part III.  Officers

3.The Officers of the Faculty shall consist of a Chair, Chair-Elect, and Secretary.  The Chair-Elect shall be elected by the Faculty for a two-year term and shall serve the first year as Chair-Elect and the second year as Chair.  The Secretary of the Faculty shall be elected annually by the Faculty Executive Committee from its membership.

Part IV.  Meetings of the Faculty

4.The Faculty shall meet at least once quarterly after a call by the Chair with a minimum of one week's notice prior to each meeting.
5.The Faculty may meet at other times with at least two instructional days' notice:
 (A)After a call to meeting by the Chair;
  

After delivery of a written request for a meeting to the Secretary.  The request must be

  (1)Signed by at least three voting members of the Faculty.
  (2)Acted on within 48 hours by the scheduling of a meeting to take place within five calendar days from receipt of the request.
6.The Chair of the Faculty will preside at all Faculty meetings.  In the absence of the Chair, the Chair-Elect will preside at Faculty meetings.  Should the Chair-Elect also be absent, the Secretary will preside.
7.The agenda of the regular quarterly meetings shall include the following order:
 (A)Consideration of the Minutes of the preceding Faculty meeting;
 (B)Announcements by the President of the University of California;
 (C) Announcements by the Chancellor of the UCLA campus;
 (D)Announcements by the Dean of the School of Dentistry and/or his/her designees;
 (E)Announcements by the Chair of the Faculty;
 (F)Report of the Faculty Executive Committee;
 (G)Reports of Standing Committees;
 (H)Reports of Special Committees;
 (I)Petitions of Students;
 (J)Unfinished Business;
 (K)New Business.
8.Robert's Rules of Order (newest edition) shall govern Faculty meetings in all instances not covered by the Bylaws.
9.The order of the agenda of Faculty meetings may be altered by a vote of two-thirds of the voting Faculty present at the meeting.
10.Action or measures considered at a meeting of the Faculty must be submitted to a mail ballot when:
 (A)requested by 25% of the voting members present at a meeting of the Faculty;
 (B)requested in writing by 25 Faculty members within ten calendar days after distribution of the minutes of the meeting at which the action was taken or the measure considered.

Part V.  Quorum

11.A quorum shall consist of one-third of the full-time Faculty in the School of Dentistry.

Part VI.  Committees

12.The Dean or his/her designee is an ex officio member of all committees without vote except as herein designated.
13.The Dean shall appoint committees of the Faculty for which no other provision has been made or he/she may delegate that responsibility to other Faculty committees as appropriate.
14.Faculty Executive Committee (FEC)
 (A)Membership.
  (1)The Chair and Chair-Elect of the Faculty.
  (2)Six Faculty members shall be elected by the Faculty.  The term of elected members shall be three years and they shall be eligible for reelection to one immediately succeeding term on the Committee.
  (3)The Dean of the School of Dentistry, or an Associate Dean (that he/she designates as his/her representative), shall serve as ex officio member with vote.
  (4)A representative from the School of Medicine appointed by the Dean of the School of Dentistry.
 (B)Duties.
  (1)Advise the Dean and Faculty on matters concerning the school’s policies, programs, and budget.
  (2)Consider matters of general concern to the Faculty with respect to matters delegated to it by the Faculty in the Bylaws or by subsequent action.
  (3)Receive reports from the Standing Committees of the Faculty.
  (4)Appoint the Standing Committees of the Faculty established by these Bylaws.
  (5)Have general jurisdiction over the curricula and conduct of instruction and requirements for degrees as provided in Divisional Bylaw 50(D)(5).
  (6)Implement rules and regulations prescribed by the Faculty.
  (7)Report to the Faculty at least quarterly.
 (C)Meetings.  The Faculty Executive Committee shall meet at the call of the Chair, or at the written request of a majority of its membership.
 (D)Quorum.  A quorum of the Faculty Executive Committee shall consist of six members.
15.Standing Committees of the Faculty.
 (A)Appointment and tenure of Standing Committees.
  (1)The Chairs and the members of the Standing Committees established herein shall be appointed by the Faculty Executive Committee.
  (2)All Standing Committees of the Faculty with the exception of the Faculty Executive Committee, will be appointed each year prior to July 1, to serve three year terms.  Approximately one-third of the membership will be replaced each year to foster continuity of the membership.  As necessary, the Faculty Executive Committee may replace committee members during the course of the term to ensure a functioning committee.
  (3)Each Standing Committee may appoint such subcommittees, as it deems necessary to conduct its business.
16.Admissions.  This Committee shall consist of five Faculty members from the School of Dentistry, three faculty members from departments other than Dentistry, one predoctoral student each from the 3rd year and 4th year classes, and one Alumni Representative.  The Assistant Dean, Student and Alumni Officers shall be an ex officio member without the right to vote.  The responsibility of this Committee is to select students for admission to the predoctoral program.
17.Curriculum.  This Committee shall consist of nine Faculty members who are charged with the responsibility to evaluate programs and educational objectives, and to recommend to the Faculty Executive Committee changes in the curriculum.  In addition, there shall be the following ex officio members without the right to vote: Dean Designate, Alumni Representative, and one predoctoral student from each class.
18.Student Performance.  The Committee shall be composed of nine Faculty members.  In addition, there shall be the following ex officio members without the right to vote: Assistant Dean Student and Alumni Affairs, Associate Dean for Clinical Dental Sciences, Alumni Representative, and one predoctoral student from each class.  This Committee shall consider student performance of all students pursuing a DDS degree.  The responsibilities of this Committee shall include the review of student performance and recommendations of those students to be graduated, graduated with honors, placed on probation, promoted, dismissed and readmitted.
19.Appointments, Promotions and Appraisals.  The Committee shall be composed of nine tenured Faculty members.  Each year the Faculty Executive Committee shall replace three members of the Committee with tenured Faculty to serve three-year terms.  The responsibilities of this Committee shall include the review and recommendations to the Faculty of all professorial appointments, promotions, fourth year appraisals of Assistant Professors and Professor Step VI reviews.  The responsibility of the committee also includes Five Year Reviews, which shall be advisory only to the Dean.
20.Merits and Lectureship Appointments.  The Committee shall be composed of nine Faculty members.  The Faculty Executive Committee shall appoint three Faculty to the Committee each year to serve a three year term.  The responsibilities of this Committee shall include the review and recommendation to the Faculty of all lectureship appointments and merit increases except the advancement of Professors to Step VI.

Part VII.  Amendment to the Bylaws

21.The Bylaws may be amended at any regular or special meeting of the Faculty by two-thirds of those voting provided that written notice of the amendment shall have been sent to each member of the Faculty at least five days of instruction before the meeting at which the amendment is to be moved.
22.No amendment inconsistent with legislation of the Academic Senate shall be made.
Approved by Faculty 8 Feb 84; Am 9 Jul 86, 11 Dec 88, 1 Apr 97,  3 Jun 98, and 17 Sept 98
Approved by R&J 7 Jul  98 and 5 Oct 98

 

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[Am 5/25/2011]

Part I. Functions

1.The Faculty of the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, as defined and empowered by Bylaw 50, shall conduct the academic governance of the School.  Such governance shall be subject to the rules and coordinating powers of the Graduate Council.

Part II. Membership

2.Membership in the Faculty of the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies is defined in Divisional Bylaws 50(A) and 164.
3.Voting eligibility in the Faculty and on committees shall be as prescribed in Bylaw 50(B) and in UC Bylaw 35.

Part III. Officers

4.The Officers of the Faculty are the Chair and Chair‑Elect of the Faculty.
 (A)The Faculty Chair‑Elect shall be elected from among the voting members of the Faculty of the School for a one‑year term and automatically and successively shall become the Faculty Chair.  The Faculty Chair‑Elect shall be determined by simple majority of those Education and Information Studies Faculty voting for the Faculty Chair‑Elect.  The Faculty Chair-Elect’s responsibilities shall include coordinating the recording of minutes at Executive Committee and at All Academic Personnel meetings, and assuring that approved minutes are added to the archives.  The Faculty Chair-Elect shall substitute for the Faculty Chair in the Faculty Chair’s absence.  
 (B)The Faculty Chair shall serve for a one‑year term.  The Faculty Chair’s responsibilities shall include setting agendas for and chairing All Academic Personnel and Executive Committee meetings and representing the School in meetings of the Academic Senate Council of Faculty Chairs.  
 (C)Terms of service ordinarily shall begin September 1 and end August 31.  
 (D)Should the position of Faculty Chair become vacant, the Faculty Chair‑Elect shall assume the position immediately.  
 (E)Should the position of Faculty Chair-Elect of the Faculty become vacant on or before December 31, then a new election shall be called immediately and the newly elected Faculty Chair-Elect shall assume the position immediately, filling the remainder of the Faculty Chair-Elect term.  If the vacancy occurs between January 1 and the annual Spring Quarter elections, the position shall be left unfilled, unless the majority of Executive Committee members attending vote to fill the position immediately.  If the position is left vacant, the individual elected in the annual election shall assume the position immediately, not on September 1.  

Part IV. All Academic Personnel Meetings

5.All Academic Personnel meetings shall be held at least once a quarter during the three quarters of the academic year, unless the Faculty Chair and the Executive Committee determine that such meeting is not needed.  
6.The Faculty Chair, in consultation with the Dean, sets All Academic Personnel meeting agendas and chairs the meetings.  The agenda shall be distributed one week in advance of the All Academic Personnel meeting. 
7.The Faculty Chair is required to call an All Academic Personnel meeting at the written request of any 10 members of the Faculty as defined by Bylaw 50 (B), and such meeting shall be called within 10 instructional days after receipt of the request.
8.Personnel with academic titles and the two departmental student representatives (or alternates) to the Executive Committee shall be invited to attend All Academic Personnel meetings.  
9.By invitation of the Faculty Chair, GSE&IS students other than the representatives (or alternates) to the Executive Committee and non-academic staff may attend All Academic Personnel meetings. 
10.At the Faculty Chair’s discretion, an executive session of the Faculty may be called.  Only members of the Faculty as designated by Bylaw 50(B) shall be privileged to attend.  
11.One-third of the voting members of the Faculty shall constitute a quorum.  Voting members who are on leave or on sabbatical are not included in the quorum count, but they are eligible to vote.  
12.Voting is by secret ballot only when requested by a voting member.  

Part V. Committees

13.Executive Committee  
 (A)Chair.  The Executive Committee shall be chaired by the Faculty Chair.
 (B)Membership.  The Executive Committee shall consist of:
  (1)the elected Faculty Chair and Faculty Chair-Elect;
  (2)three Education Faculty elected by Department of Education Faculty;
  (3)two Information Studies Faculty elected by Department of Information Studies Faculty;
  (4)two Faculty members elected at large;
  (5)two professional faculty members1 (one from each department).  The professional faculty representatives will be nominated by and voted on by the professional faculty in each department, without vote.
  (6)Dean, ex officio, without vote;
  (7)Associate Dean(s), ex officio, without vote;
  (8)Education and Information Studies Department Chairs, ex officio, without vote, and
  (9)two student representatives. Students in each department separately shall themselves determine the appropriate mechanism to designate a representative and an alternate to serve for the entire year and so inform the Faculty Chair.  For each department, the designated student representative or alternate, but not both, shall attend Executive Committee meetings, without vote.
 (C)Elections.  Balloted elections shall take place annually in Spring Quarter with those elected taking office on September 1.  Faculty Executive Committee members elected by their department or at-large (2, 3, and 4 above) shall hold two-year terms with staggered elections.  In the event that more than one position (2, 3, or 4 above) is open in the same election, in the balloting for these positions each Faculty member in the relevant voting unit shall be able to cast one and only one vote for any one candidate. Vacancies in these positions shall be handled in the same manner as vacancies for the Faculty Chair-Elect (III.4.e above).
 (D)Meetings.  Executive Committee Meetings shall be called once a month October through May or as determined necessary by the Faculty Chair or a majority of the voting members of the Executive Committee.  The Faculty Chair, in consultation with the Dean, shall set the agenda. Agendas for each Executive Committee meeting shall be sent by email to all Faculty at least one week before the scheduled meeting.  Any attachments may be obtained by request from the responsible staff person, if they were not included with the email. Any faculty member may attend any Executive Committee meeting and always has privilege of the floor.  Minutes of the meetings shall be approved by the Executive Committee and distributed to all Faculty of the School, and retained by the Assistant to the Dean in the School’s archives.
 (E)Quorum. A simple majority of voting members shall constitute a quorum.
 (F)Duties.
  (1)Provide general oversight of the welfare of the students, faculty, and staff of the School, and bring before the faculty any recommendations that the Executive Committee may deem advisable;
  (2)Advise the Dean on academic policies of the School;
  (3)Advise the Dean on long‑range planning and future direction of the School;
  (4)Advise the Dean on budget considerations;
  (5)Advise the Dean on the allocation of ladder Faculty positions to departments and programs;
  (6)Review proposed University policies and advise the Faculty Chair and/or Dean on GSE&IS’s response;
  (7)Advise the Dean on policy and external relations with public and private organizations in the fields of education and information studies; and
  (8)Establish ad hoc committees as may be deemed necessary to the functioning of the Executive Committee or as requested by vote of the Faculty at an All Academic Personnel meeting.  Such ad hoc committees shall be appointed and charged by the Faculty Chair in consultation with the Executive Committee.  Such committees shall make reports to the Executive Committee, as requested.
 (G)Voting.  Voting is by secret ballot only when requested by a voting member.

1Professional faculty are non-tenure track faculty who participate in the core work of the department (titles include adjunct professors, lecturers, librarians, academic administrators, for example).  Ideal candidates would have a sustained commitment to the department, know about the various aspects of work of professional faculty in the department, engage in teaching and be substantively engaged in the department.  The department chairs will identify all eligible professional faculty annually.

Part VI. Suspension of Rules

14.At All Academic Personnel meetings, rules may be suspended by majority vote of the Faculty attending. At Executive Committee meetings, rules may be suspended by majority vote of the Executive Committee Faculty members attending.  In both cases, suspension of the rules cannot occur if at least 30% of those present and eligible to vote actually vote against the proposed suspension.

Part VII. Amendment of Bylaws

15.The Bylaws may be added to, amended, or repealed at any regular or special All Academic Personnel meeting by a simple majority, provided that written notice of amendment shall have been sent to each member of the faculty at least five instructional days previous to the meeting at which the amendment is to be moved.  No amendment shall be made that is inconsistent with legislation of the Academic Senate.  A waiting period of 30 calendar days shall be in effect upon the approval of any amendment.   
Approved by Faculty 8/1/00
Approved by R&J 10/2/00
Approved by LgA 11/14/00

 

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Part I.  Functions

1.The Faculty of the School of Engineering and Applied Science shall conduct the government of the School of Engineering and Applied Science in accordance with all applicable rules of the Academic Senate of the University of California.

Part II.  Membership

2.Membership in the Faculty of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is defined by Divisional Bylaws 50(A) and 166.

Part III.  Officers

3.The officers of the Faculty shall consist of a Chair and Vice Chair/Secretary. The Chair shall be elected by the Faculty for a two-year term and shall be Chair of the School of Engineering and Applied Science Executive Committee. The Chair cannot serve more than two consecutive terms. The Vice Chair/Secretary shall be elected annually by the School of Engineering and Applied Science Executive Committee from its faculty membership. If the Chair is unable or unwilling to complete a term of office the Faculty shall elect a new Chair to serve the remaining portion of the term.  The Vice Chair/Secretary shall serve as Acting Chair whenever the Chair is absent.
4.Administrative officers of the School of Engineering and Applied Science cannot serve as officers of the Faculty.

Part IV.  Elections

5.The term of office of the Chair of the faculty shall commence on July 1 and end on June 30.  Election of the Chair shall be concluded prior to July 1 preceding the term of office. The Vice Chair/Secretary of the Faculty shall have the responsibility for conducting the election for the Chair and for the faculty representatives to the Executive Committee. Ballots shall be counted in the presence of the Chair and the Vice Chair/Secretary.
Part V.  Meetings of the Faculty
6.The Faculty shall meet at least once annually after a call by the Chair with a minimum of one week's notice prior to the meeting. The agenda of regular meetings shall include the following:
 (A)Consideration of the Minutes of the preceding Faculty meeting;
 (B)Announcements by the President of the University of California;
 (C)Announcements by the Chancellor of UCLA;
 (D)Announcements by the Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science;
 (E)Announcements by the Chair of the Faculty;
 (F)Report of the School of Engineering and Applied Science Executive Committee;
 (G)Reports of Standing Committees;
 (H)Reports of Special Committees;
 (I)Petitions of students;
 (J)Unfinished business;
 (K)New business.
7.Special meetings of the Faculty may be held at other times with at least three instructional days' notice:
 (A)After a call to meeting by the Chair, or
 (B)After delivery of a written request for a meeting to the Chair. The request must be signed by at least 10 voting members of the Faculty and the meeting must be scheduled to take place within five instructional days of receipt of the request. Meetings scheduled in response to such a written request shall be limited to consideration of the matters of business specified in the request.
8.The Chair of the Faculty will preside at all meetings of the Faculty. In the absence of the Chair, the Vice Chair/Secretary will preside.
9.Robert's Rules of Order (current edition) shall govern Faculty meetings in all instances not covered by the Bylaws.
10.The order of the agenda of a Faculty meeting may be altered by a two-thirds vote of the voting members present at the meeting.
11.Motions considered at a meeting of the Faculty must be submitted to a mail ballot when:
 (A)requested by 10 or more of the voting members present at the meeting;
 (B)requested in writing by 10 voting members of the Faculty within ten instructional days after distribution of the Minutes of the meeting at which the motion was considered. The written request must be submitted to the Chair of the Faculty. Mail balloting shall be conducted in accordance with procedures established by the Academic Senate.
12.The student representatives to the School of Engineering and Applied Science Executive Committee shall be invited to attend all meetings of the Faculty, and they shall receive the courtesy of the floor. Student representatives shall be permitted to vote, but shall have their votes recorded separately.
Part VI. Quorum
13.One-fifth of the members of the Faculty of the School of Engineering and Applied Science who are voting members of the Academic senate, rounded to the next highest integer, shall constitute a quorum at all meetings of the Faculty.

Part VII. Committees

14.Charges and duties of Committees shall be broadly interpreted in order to allow regular activities without modifications of these Bylaws.
15.The Dean is an ex officio member of all committees without vote except as may be herein designated.
16.Except as may be herein designated, administrative officers of the School of Engineering and Applied Science cannot serve as members of the committees established by these Bylaws.
17.Executive Committee
 (A)Composition:  The voting members of the Executive Committee shall consist of:
  (1)the Chair of the Faculty;
  (2)the Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science;
  (3)faculty representatives duly elected by the faculty of each Department of the School of  Engineering and Applied Science.  The number of faculty representatives from a Department shall be one-twelfth of the total regular faculty of that Department at the time of regular annual elections, rounded to the next highestinteger.  A faculty member with joint appointments in more than one Department shall be counted only in his/her Department of primary affiliation.  The Executive Committee shall include two student representatives:  one undergraduate student representative duly elected annually by the members of the Engineering Society of the University of California, Los Angeles, and one graduate student representative duly elected annually by the members of the Engineering Graduate Students Association of the School of Engineering and Applied Science.  Student representatives shall be permitted to vote, but shall have their votes recorded separately.
   The Executive Committee may, at its discretion, also invite Associate and Assistant Deans of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, or other guests, to its meetings and, if invited, they shall receive the courtesy of the floor.
 (B)Election and Tenure:  Terms of office of faculty representatives shall be three years, and shall begin and end on July 1 and June 30, respectively.  The Vice Chair/Secretary of the Faculty shall conduct regular elections of the faculty representatives once annually, usually in the Spring Quarter prior to July 1 preceding the terms of office.  Elections of faculty representatives from each Department shall be staggered.  During the first year under these Bylaws each Department shall elect its first representative for a term of three years, its second representative for a term of two years, and its third representative, if any, for a term of one year.  [The preceding sentence shall be deleted from these Bylaws immediately after implementation.]  Any vacancy occurring because of the inability or unwillingness of an elected representative to complete a term of office will be filled by special election.
 (C)Meetings:  The Executive Committee shall meet at least once each Quarter of the Academic Year at the call of the Chair, or in response to the written request of three or more members.  Meetings shall be held with a minimum of three instructional days' notice.
 (D)Quorum:  A quorum shall consist of a majority of voting members.
 (E)Charges and Duties:
  (1)The Executive Committee shall consider all matters of general concern to the Faculty and to the welfare of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and its students, including courses and curricula.  The Executive Committee shall act for the Faculty in all matters, excepting those matters reserved to the Faculty as a whole by rules of the Academic Senate or by these Bylaws or subsequent action.
  (2)Substantive matters considered by the Executive Committee shall be submitted to the Faculty for mail ballot on request of a majority of the members present at the meeting when the matter is considered, or if requested in writing by 10 voting members of the Faculty within ten instructional days after distribution of the Minutes of the meeting at which the matter was considered.
  (3)The Executive Committee shall appoint the Standing Committees of the Faculty established by these Bylaws, receive reports from these Committees and, when appropriate, take and/or recommend action based on these reports.
  (4)Prior to elections, the Vice Chair/Secretary shall solicit nominations from the Faculty for candidates for Chair.
  (5)Approved Minutes of meetings of the Executive Committee shall be distributed to the Faculty within five instructional days of approval.  The Chair of the Executive Committee shall report to the Faculty at the regular meetings of the Faculty and shall present an annual report of Committee activities at the last regular Faculty meeting of the academic year.
18.Standing Committees
 (A)Appointment, Composition, and Tenure:
  (1)The members of the Standing Committees established herein shall be appointed by the Executive Committee.
  (2)Faculty representatives to the Executive Committee may be appointed as Departmental members of Standing Committees.
  (3)The Chair of the Executive Committee shall be an ex officio member, without vote, of each Standing Committee.
  (4)Each Standing Committee shall elect its Chair from among the designated members.  The Executive Committee may appoint a Chair pro tem.
  (5)Members of all Standing Committees will be appointed for two-year terms, after July 1, to serve for terms extending from October 1 to September 30.
  (6)Each Standing Committee may invite non-voting participation by Associate and/or Assistant Deans of the School of Engineering and Applied science, faculty, consultants and/or student representatives, as it deems appropriate, and may appoint such subcommittees and/or task forces as it deems necessary to conduct its business.
 (B)Reports:  Each Standing Committee shall submit a written report of activities to the Executive Committee, which shall be made available to the Faculty, prior to the last regular Faculty meeting of the academic year.  The Chair of each Standing Committee shall make other reports as appropriate or requested, including reports at regular Faculty meetings.
 (C)Admissions Policy Committee
  (1)Composition: The Committee shall be composed of one faculty member from each Department of the School of Engineering and Applied Science.  The Associate Dean for Student Affairs and the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Students shall be non-voting members of this Committee and cannot serve as Chair.
  (2)Charges and Duties:  The Committee shall make recommendations concerning policy matters related to student admissions.
 (D)Honors and Awards Committee
  (1)Composition:  The Committee shall be composed of one faculty member from each Department of the School of Engineering and Applied Science.  The Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science shall also be a voting member of this Committee but cannot serve as Chair.
  (2)Charges and Duties:  The Committee shall nominate and/or select candidates for honors and awards conferred on faculty and students by the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
 (E)Student Conduct Committee
  (1)Composition:  The Committee shall be composed of one faculty member from each Department of the School of Engineering and Applied Science.  The Associate Dean for Student Affairs, the Associate Dean for Faculty Relations, and the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Students shall also be voting members of this Committee but cannot serve as chair.
  (2)Charges and Duties:  The Committee shall recommend policy related to student conduct, may consider individual cases of alleged student misconduct and, if appropriate, may recommend disciplinary action to the Dean of Students.
19.The Executive Committee may appoint such subcommittees, ad hoc Committees and/or task forces, as it deems necessary to conduct the government of the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Part VIII.  Suspension of Rules

20.The rules of the Faculty may be suspended by vote of the Faculty, provided that not more than two voting members present object to such suspension.
Part IX.  Amendment of Bylaws
21.The foregoing Bylaws may be added to, amended, or repealed at any regular or special meeting of the Faculty by two-thirds vote of all the voting members present, provided that written notice of amendment shall have been sent to each member of the Faculty at least five instructional days prior to the meeting at which the amendment is moved.  If the amendment is voted upon by mail ballot, a two-thirds vote of the Faculty is required for approval.  No amendment shall be made that is inconsistent with legislation of the Academic Senate.

Part X.  Implementation

22.[This section shall be deleted from the Bylaws immediately after implementation.] These Bylaws shall become effective immediately after approval by two-thirds of the Faculty.  Initial elections for the Chair of the faculty and for the faculty representatives to the Executive Committee shall be conducted immediately after approval of these Bylaws.  These initial elections shall be conducted by the outgoing Executive Committee and Officers of the Faculty.  Dates and deadlines specified in these Bylaws may be relaxed for purposes of conducting initial elections. 
AUGUST 1, 1994

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Part I. Functions

1.The Dean and Faculty shall conduct the government of the School of Law, subject to such rules and coordinating powers of the Board of Regents and the Academic Senate as may be applicable.
Part II. Membership
2.Membership in the School of Law is defined by Divisional Bylaw 50(A) of the Academic Senate.

Part III. Officers

3.The Chancellor at Los Angeles is ex officio permanent Chair of the Faculty.
4.The Dean of the School of Law is ex officio Vice Chair of the Faculty.
5.The Secretary of the Faculty shall be elected, and shall hold office for such term as shall be determined by the faculty.

Part IV. Committees

6.The Elected Committee described in paragraph 7 shall be elected as follows
 At the May meeting of the faculty, a list of five nominees for positions on the Advisory Committee will be compiled as follows.  Faculty on leave, or those unable to attend the meeting will submit lists of three names prior to the meeting.  At the meeting, those present will submit ballots containing three names.  If additional ballots are required to compile a list of five names, votes of absentees will continue to be counted if relevant.
 A mail ballot will be used to choose the three members of the Advisory Committee.  A candidate is elected if he or she receives a majority of the votes of those voting.  A runoff ballot will be used to fill places on the committee if three candidates do not receive a majority on the first ballot.
 The appointed Committees described in paragraph 8 shall be appointed by the Vice Chair.  Other Committees may be appointed from time to time by the Chair or Vice Chair for any purpose not included within the scope of authority of a committee described in paragraph 7 or 8.  Unless the Faculty determines otherwise, members of all committees described in paragraphs 7 and 8 shall be elected or appointed prior to the commencement of the academic year during which they will serve, and shall hold office until their successors are elected or appointed.
7.The Elected Committee of the School of Law shall be:
 (A)Advisory Committee.  This Committee shall be composed of the Dean, as Chair, and three elected members of the Faculty.  It shall be the duty of this Committee to advise the Dean on matters concerning appointments, promotions, and the budget; to aid the Dean in the administration of the School; and to recommend to the Faculty such matters as it deems advisable for the promotion and development of the program of the School.
8.The Appointed Committees of the School of Law shall include:
 (A)Curriculum Committee.  The duties of the Curriculum Committee shall be to study the curriculum and any proposals for changes therein, and to make recommendations with respect thereto to the Faculty.
 (B)Faculty Appointments Committee.  The duties of the Committee are to recommend candidates for appointment to the Faculty and to review the records of Faculty members holding temporary appointments and make recommendations concerning their advancement to tenure status.
 (C)Faculty-Student Relations Committee.  This Committee shall act as a liaison agency between students and Faculty, and shall seek to develop ways and means to improve such relationships and promote effective participation of students in the conduct of the School.
 (D)Graduate and Continuing Education Committee.  This Committee shall assist the Dean and the other authorized agencies in the University in administering the post J.D. program of the School, and shall make recommendations to the Faculty with respect to post J.D. education and continuing education of the Bar.
 (E)Library Committee.  This committee shall study the operations of the Law Library, make recommendations to the Faculty with respect to Library plans, operations, and policies; and shall implement such rules, regulations and policies for the Library as may be approved by the Faculty.  The Law Librarian shall be, ex officio, a member of the Committee.
 (F)Admissions Committee.  It shall be the duty of this Committee to examine and pass upon the qualifications of students seeking admission to the School, in accordance with the policies and standards approved by the Faculty, and to study and make recommendations to the Faculty with respect to policies and standards of admission.
 (G)Law Review Committee.  This Committee shall act as liaison between the Law Review staff, the Faculty and the Dean.
 (H)Moot Court Committee.  This Committee shall act as liaison between the Moot Court Student Committee, the Faculty and the Dean.
 (I)Standards Committee.  It shall be the duty of this Committee to make recommendations to the Faculty with respect to the petitions of students relating to scholarship deficiencies and exceptions to the rules of the Faculty pertaining to academic programs and to make recommendations to the Faculty with respect to policies and standards of academic performance.

Part V. Faculty Meetings

9.The Faculty shall meet at such times as it may determine, or at the call of the Chair or Vice Chair.  Special meetings of the Faculty may be called by written notice signed by three members of the Faculty, posted to all members thereof not less than forty-eight hours prior to the time of meeting stated in such notice; but a special meeting shall be limited to consideration of the matters of business specified in the notice.
10.Other instructional officers, including Lecturers, Visiting Associate Professors, and Visiting Professors may be invited to attend Faculty meetings and receive the courtesy of the floor.
11.One elected officer of the Student Bar Association, one student member of the Admissions and Standards Committee, one student member of the Curriculum Committee, one student member of the Faculty-Student Relations Committee, and, where the Faculty agenda includes a matter within the province of another committee on which students sit, one student member of such committee shall be invited to attend all Faculty meetings except those at which personnel matters are to be discussed, and shall receive the courtesy of the floor.  Reporters from newspapers which are primarily concerned with the affairs of the Law School are permitted to be present at Faculty meetings except those at which personnel matters, readmission, and other items involving personnel matters in individual students are being discussed; however, any student who is the subject of such discussion is to be advised of his or her right to have the media present.
12.One-half of those in residence and entitled to vote at Faculty meetings shall constitute a quorum.
13.Except as provided in Part VI.
 (A)All members of the Faculty in attendance may vote at Faculty Meetings.
 (B)Voting is by secret ballot only when requested by a voting member.
  Comment:  "Faculty" means members of the Academic Senate.
14.Not less than five days prior to any regular meeting of the Faculty, the Secretary shall post to all members a written agenda of such meeting.  The agenda shall include all matters delivered to the Secretary not less than six days prior to the meeting.  Matters of business not included on said written agenda will not be considered at the meeting over the objection of two members present.
15.Within ten days after every regular or special meeting of the Faculty, the Secretary shall post to all members a copy of the proposed minutes of the meeting.  The proposed minutes shall be presented at the next meeting for final approval by the Faculty.  Prior to final approval, the proposed minutes shall be subject to revision, amendment, or correction by majority vote.  When required by the Faculty as a prerequisite to final approval, a copy of the minutes as revised, amended, or corrected shall be circulated to the Faculty by the Secretary and shall be regarded as finally approved, when approved in writing by a majority of the Faculty.  Minutes shall be entered in the official records of the School only after final approval.

Part VI. Academic Personnel

16.Except as provided in this Part, all Faculty may vote on academic personnel matters.
  Comment:  Carries on our practice of allowing Lecturers SOE and Acting Professors to vote on outside tenure appointments.  This broad catchall provision should give faculty the right to vote in all cases covered by By-Law 188 (B)(1)-(5).
17.Only Professors and Lecturers with Security of Employment may vote on the promotion of tenured Faculty to Professor or Lecturer with Security of Employment, or on interim appraisals of nontenured faculty.
  Comment:  Continues the bar against our acting professors voting on tenure decisions regarding their colleagues.
18.The Advisory Committee has exclusive authority to recommend to the Chancellor salaries for academic personnel with respect to initial appointment and subsequent advancement.
  Comment:  Delegation of authority to the Advisory Committee pursuant to By-Law 188(B)(7) to pass on merit increases and accelerations for existing faculty as well as beginning salaries for new appointees.
19.The Appointments Committee may recommend visiting appointments to the Faculty by circulation of a list of names.  If any member of the Faculty so requests, the name of a prospective visitor on the list shall be removed and placed on the Faculty agenda for discussion.  If there is no objection within 24 hours after circulation of the list, the recommendation is deemed approved.
  Comment:  Delegation of authority pursuant to By-Law 188(B)(7).  This is the visiting appointment rule previously adopted by the faculty.
20.In the event it becomes necessary or desirable to make an appointment in the summer interim to the ranks of Lecturer, Adjunct Professor, or Visiting Professor, the following procedures shall be employed:  The Appointments Committee may recommend to the Dean that the appointment be made.  The Faculty shall be given one week's notice of the intended appointment.  If no Faculty member objects, the appointment shall be authorized.  If there is objection, a Faculty meeting shall be scheduled on not less than three days notice.  Those Faculty members attending the meeting, whether or not they would otherwise constitute a quorum, shall be empowered to act on the recommendation for appointment.
  If the appointment is one of necessity and the appointment issue arises within two weeks of the commencement of the fall term, the above procedures shall be followed, except that the first notice period (notice of intended appointment) shall be two days, and the notice period for calling the Faculty meeting shall be two days.
  Comment:  Delegation of authority pursuant to By-Law 188(B)(7).  These are the summer appointment powers adopted by the faculty.
21.Voting on academic personnel matters is by secret ballot unless the Faculty votes to waive the secret ballot by the following procedure: The Faculty may decide on an annual basis to waive the secret ballot with respect to a given class of personnel actions, provided that this be decided unanimously in a secret ballot of Faculty entitled to vote on that class of personnel action, and provided further that a secret ballot shall be taken on a specific vote at the request of one or more voting member.
  Comment:  In 1978 Privilege and Tenure extended this means of waiving secret ballots on personnel matters the faculty believes to be minor where secret voting may be considered to be too time consuming.

Part VII. Amendment of By-Laws

22.The foregoing By-Laws may be added to, amended, or repealed at any regular or special meeting by a simple majority vote of the members present.
23.Not less than five days prior to any regular or special meeting at which addition to, amendment of or deletion of all or any portion of the By-Laws is considered, the Secretary shall post to the Faculty a written notice of any such proposed addition, amendment, or deletion.
   Comment:  Old Part VI becomes Part VII.
AUGUST 1, 1994

 

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Part I.  Functions

1.The Faculty of the College of Letters and Science shall conduct the government of the College.

Part II.  Membership

2.Membership in the Faculty of the College of Letters and Science is defined by Divisional Bylaws 50(A) and 184.

Part III.  Officers

3.Chair.  The Faculty shall elect a Chair every two years in odd-numbered years, according to procedures prescribed in Divisional Bylaw 150.  The chair shall serve a two-year term beginning September first. [Am 02 June 11]
4.Vice Chair.  The Faculty shall elect a Vice Chair every two years, according to procedures prescribed in Divisional Bylaw 150.  The Vice Chair shall serve a two-year term beginning September first.  The two-year terms of the Vice Chair and Chair shall begin in alternate years. [Am 02 June 11]

Part IV.  Business of the Faculty of the College [EC 24 Oct 06, Am 02 June 11]

5.The Faculty as a whole shall meet at such times as it may determine or at the call of the Chair or the Vice Chair. Upon the written request of fifty voting members, a special meeting must be called by the Chair or, in her or his absence or disability, by the Vice Chair of the Faculty. Special meetings shall be limited to consideration of the matters of business specified in the request. The call to meetings must be announced to all Faculty of the College at least ten days of instruction prior to the meeting. [Am 02 June 11]
6.Matters requiring a vote of the Faculty shall be submitted to an electronic ballot conducted in accordance with Senate Bylaws 95 and 340. 

Part V.  Faculty Executive Committee

7.

The Faculty of the College delegates to the Faculty Executive Committee its power to act under Divisional Bylaw 50(D)(3).

 (A) The Chair and Vice Chair of the Faculty shall be Chair and Vice Chair of the Faculty Executive Committee.
 (B) The Chair shall appoint committees to conduct the business of the Faculty of the College that are not otherwise provided for, and shall be an ex-officio members on all such committees.

Part VI.  Membership of the Faculty Executive Committee [Am 02 June 11]

8.The membership of the Faculty Executive Committee shall consist of elected College faculty, student members, and ex-officiomembers. 
 (A) Faculty Members.  The Faculty Executive Committee has thirteen voting members: the Chair and Vice Chair of the Faculty and eleven faculty members, one elected from each of the academic groups below.
  (1)English; Comparative Literature; Gender Studies. [Am 02 June 11; Am 10 Nov 16]
  (2)Art History; Classics; Asian Languages and Cultures; Linguistics; faculty with Humanities Division appointments (w/o departmental assignment). [Am 23 Aug 06; Am 10 Nov 16]
  (3)French and Francophone Studies; Germanic Languages; Italian; Near Eastern Languages and Cultures; Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Languages and Cultures; Spanish and Portuguese. [Am 10 Nov 16]
  (4)Integrative Biology and Physiology; Psychology.
  (5)Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics; Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. [EC 24 Oct 06]
  (6)Mathematics; Philosophy; Society and Genetics; Statistics.
  (7)Chemistry and Biochemistry; Earth and Space Sciences; Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. [Am 23 Aug 06, 02 June 11]
  (8)Aerospace Studies; Atmospheric Sciences; Military Sciences; Naval Sciences; Physics and Astronomy.    
  (9)Asian American Studies; Chicana and Chicano Studies; History; Communication Studies. [EC 24 Oct 06]
  (10)Economics; Political Science. 
  (11)Anthropology; Geography; Sociology.
 (B) Student Members.  Two undergraduate and two graduate students appointed by the governing bodies of the Undergraduate Student Association (USA) and Graduate Student Association (GSA) shall participate as non-voting members of the Faculty Executive Committee and shall be appointed annually.  The student votes shall be recorded separately and reported. [EC 02 June 11]
 (C) Ex-Officio Members.  The College deans shall serve as non-voting ex-officio members. [EC 02 June 11]

Part VII.  Terms for Elected Members of the Faculty Executive Committee [Am 02 June 11]

9.Term.  The term of the elected members shall be two years, beginning on September first.  Members representing even numbered groups shall be elected in even numbered years.  Members representing odd numbered groups shall be elected in odd numbered years.  Interim appointments shall be made by the Chair of the Faculty and shall extend through the remainder of the elected term. [Am 20 Nov 97, Am 02 June 11]  

Part VIII. Elections of the Faculty Executive Committee

10.Elections of members shall follow the procedures for electronic ballots set forth in Senate Bylaw 340 and Divisional Bylaw 150 (G). [EC 02 June 11]

Part IX. Duties of the Faculty Executive Committee

11.The Faculty Executive Committee shall:
 (A) Provide general oversight of the academic programs in the College and bring before the Faculty of the College any recommendations that the Faculty Executive Committee may deem advisable using procedures set forth in Senate Bylaw 95. [EC 02 June 11]
 (B) Serve as an advisory body on matters concerning the welfare of students in the College. [EC 02 June 11]
 (C) Designate the specific courses (including prerequisites and limitations) which shall be accepted in fulfillment of graduation requirements of the College. [EC 02 June 11]
 (D) Review and approve requirements for College majors, minors, honors programs, and other curricular requirements of the College. [EC 24 Oct 06; 02 June 11]
 (E) Review and propose for faculty vote changes to College regulations. [EC 02 June 11]
 (F) Review and approve proposals for new departments, Centers for Interdisciplinary Instruction, and interdepartmental programs. [EC 02 June 11]
 (G) Consult with concerned faculty members and members of the administration and make recommendations to the Deans based on established Senate policies about the College's allocation of educational resources, academic priorities, and planning and budget issues.  [Am 20 Nov 97; EC 24 Oct 06, 02 June 11]

Part X. Meetings of the Faculty Executive Committee

12.The Faculty Executive Committee shall meet at least once each quarter. [EC 24 Oct 06, Am 02 June 11]
13.A quorum of the Faculty Executive Committee shall consist of seven voting members. [EC 02 June 11]
14.If no quorum is present at a scheduled meeting of the Faculty Executive Committee, all matters on the agenda requiring a vote of the Committee may be carried over to the next scheduled meeting or may be submitted to an electronic ballot to the Committee members. [EC 07 May 80; Am 24 Oct 06; Am 02 June 11]

Part XI.  Amendment of Bylaws

15.These Bylaws may be amended by 2/3 affirmative vote of the Faculty voting by electronic ballot, provided notice shall have been given fourteen calendar days prior to the electronic voting deadline. [Am 02 June 11; Am 10 Nov 16]
Revised:  November 20, 1997; August 23, 2006; October 24, 2006; and June 2, 2011.

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Part I.  FACULTY FUNCTION AND MEMBERSHIP

Ratified by the Faculty of the School of Music 03.9.2016

Revised by the Faculty of the School of Music 01.19.2018

APPROVED by LgA 06.07.2018

1.The Faculty of the Herb Alpert School of Music shall conduct the government of the School.
2.Membership of the Faculty is defined by UCLA Divisional Bylaws 50(A).
Part II.  CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR OF THE FACULTY
3.Election and Service
 (A)The Chair of the Faculty shall be elected in the spring every two years according to procedures prescribed in UCLA Divisional Bylaw 150.
 (B)No single department’s members may hold the Chair of the Faculty for more than four (4) consecutive years.
 (C)The Vice Chair of the Faculty shall also serve as Secretary of the Faculty, shall be elected by the voting members of the Faculty Executive Committee (FEC) at their first meeting of the academic year, and shall not be a member of the same department as the Chair.
 (D)If at any time the Chair is not able to continue, the post shall be filled by the Vice Chair (see Section 9a), or if necessary, another member of the Faculty Executive Committee, elected by majority vote of the FEC members. In such cases, an election to replace the office(s) left vacant shall be held by the beginning of the following academic term.
 (E)Administrative officers of the School of Music cannot simultaneously serve as officers of the Faculty.
4.Compensation and Summer Consultation
 The Chair of the Faculty shall receive a stipend (up to a summer ninth) from the Dean and is expected to be available for summer consultation and to represent the Faculty of the School during emergencies or other situations arising that require the immediate input of the Faculty. Such actions shall be summarized by the Chair to the FEC in the fall at the first meeting of the year.

Part III.  MEETINGS OF THE ENTIRE FACULTY

5. Meetings of the entire Faculty of the School may be called by the Chair of the Faculty or at the written request of 25% of the Faculty of the School. Such meetings shall be limited to matters of business specified in the call to meeting, which must be sent to the Faculty at least 5 working days before the meeting. The minutes of the meeting will be available 10 working days after the meeting is held.
6. The Chair shall preside at all meetings of the Faculty. In the absence of the Chair, the Vice Chair, or if necessary, a member of the Faculty Executive Committee, elected by majority vote of the FEC, will preside. Sturgis' Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure (current edition) shall govern Faculty meetings in all instances not covered by the Bylaws. Voting shall be without secret ballot, except that a secret ballot shall be taken whenever requested by a majority of the voting members present.
7. A majority of the members of the Faculty who are voting members of the Academic Senate shall constitute a quorum.

Part IV.  FACULTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

8.The Chair of the Faculty shall be the chair of the Faculty Executive Committee. In the absence of the Chair, the Vice Chair of the Faculty shall serve as Chair, or in the absence of both, an FEC member shall be designated by the Chair to lead the meeting.
9. Membership
 (A)Faculty Representatives. Inclusive of the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Faculty, two faculty members elected by their respective departments according to UCLA Divisional Bylaw 150 shall represent each department in the School. The necessary departmental elections shall be held in the spring for the following academic year, subsequent to any year’s election of the Chair of the Faculty. Members shall hold office for a period of two years. Department representatives shall be elected in alternating years to ensure continuity. No representative shall serve more than two consecutive terms.
 (B)Ex-Officio Members. The Dean and the Associate Dean(s) of the School shall be ex-officio members of the Faculty Executive Committee; their attendance at meetings is without vote and not part of the quorum.
 (C)Student Members. One student enrolled in its degree programs shall participate as a non-voting member representing each department and interdepartmental program. In a duly constituted election, the students’ associations or students at large shall elect representatives on an annual basis. If necessary, the Chair of any department or interdepartmental program may appoint a student representative, in consultation with the faculty, until an appropriate election is held. Student members shall be excluded from meetings, or portions of meetings deemed confidential by a majority of the present and voting members of the FEC. [Am 07 Jun 18]
 (D)Staff. After consulting the Chair of the Faculty, the Dean shall appoint a staff member to assist the Chair in administering the FEC.
 (E)Visitors. Visitors may attend the FEC meeting and hold the floor at the invitation of the Chair or a majority of voting members attending the meeting.

Part V.  MEETINGS AND DUTIES OF THE FACULTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

10.Meetings of the FEC
 (A)Meetings will be called at least twice each quarter or as necessary. The call to meeting will be announced at least 5 working days before the meeting is scheduled and minutes of the meeting shall be available at least 10 working days after the meeting is held.
 (B)A quorum shall consist of a majority of elected faculty members of the FEC. If a member cannot attend the meeting, a departmental alternate (with vote) may be permitted to attend, subject to the approval of the FEC Chair or by majority vote of the elected FEC members attending that meeting.
 (C)Except as specifically noted below, items requiring FEC approval shall be passed by a majority of those attending and eligible to vote.
 (D)Meetings shall be governed by procedures specified in Senate Bylaw 120(C).
11.The Faculty Executive Committee shall:
 (A)Provide oversight of the academic programs in the School and bring before the School’s faculty any recommendation it deems advisable using the balloting procedures set forth in UC Senate Bylaw 95.
 (B)Review and approve the academic requirements for the Herb Alpert School of Music set forth in Part II of the Regulations of the Division, UCLA Academic Senate Manual.
 (C)Approve School-wide requirements for writing, foreign language, and quantitative reasoning, as well as the diversity requirement and the requirements for General Education. Changes to School-wide requirements must be approved by a majority of the elected members of the FEC.
 (D)Review and approve requirements for majors (departmental and interdepartmental) and minors (departmental and free-standing), honors programs, capstone requirements, and any other graduation requirement specified by the faculty. Normally a Curriculum Subcommittee of two members, designated by the Chair, will review proposed actions before each meeting and present them to the FEC.
 (E)Review and approve all new courses or all changes in course descriptions, prerequisites, and grading. Normally a Curriculum Subcommittee of two members, designated by the Chair, will review proposed actions before each meeting and present them to the FEC. If the actions are deemed to be routine and non-controversial, the Chair or the Chair’s designee may place such actions directly on the consent calendar for approval.
 (F)Review and approve proposals for new departments, Centers for Interdisciplinary Instruction, and interdepartmental programs that directly affect the educational and research programs of the School. Any proposal that affects the number of departments in the School must be approved by a majority of the elected members of the FEC.
 (G)Advise the Dean yearly in writing on the School’s priorities, allocation of educational and research resources, utilization of building space and facilities, and budget and planning issues. This yearly Advisory Report must be approved by a majority of the elected members of the FEC; minority reports may be submitted as well.
 (H)Review the Program Review Reports completed by the Academic Senate in the course of the eight-year reviews for the departments and interdepartmental programs in the School, as well as free-standing minors offered by the School and reviewed by the Academic Senate. [Am 07 Jun 18]
 (I)Serve as an advisory body to the Dean on matters concerning the welfare of faculty, staff and students in the School.
 (J)Appoint and, when appropriate, carry out recommendations made by ad hoc committees created to review specific issues. At least one elected FEC member should be appointed to each such committee, and when appropriate, at least one student shall be appointed.
12.Dean’s Annual Presentation. At the first FEC meeting of the year (unless otherwise scheduled), the Dean will give a “State of the School” presentation to the FEC, including (but not limited to) the fiscal health of the School, priorities for the coming year, and an update on the School’s development (fundraising). This meeting shall normally be open to the Faculty of the School, but may be closed at the request of the Chair.
Part VI.  THE DEPARTMENTS
13.Each Department shall be responsible for the following matters:
 (A)The recruitment, supervision, and evaluation of departmental academic ladder personnel.
 (B)The development of the departmental curricula and the administration of its degree programs.
 (C)The admission and matriculation of departmental students.
 (D)The proper functioning of grievance procedures for both Department personnel and students.
 (E)The election of representatives to the FEC and support of students to ensure that a student representative is duly elected or appointed annually.
14.Each Department Chair shall be responsible for the following departmental matters:
 (A)The proper administration of the budget according to the allocations and categories decided by the Dean in consultation with the Chair.
 (B)Ensuring that departmental Bylaws are updated and reviewed regularly.
 (C)The staffing and supervision of departmental curricula.
 (D)The recruitment, supervision, and evaluation of non-academic personnel.
 (E)The recruitment, supervision, and evaluation of non-ladder academic personnel.
Part VII.  THE DEAN
15.The Dean’s Duties. The Dean shall be responsible for the overall administration of the school, including (but not limited to) the following duties:
 (A)Ensuring equitably balanced allocation of resources to the departments.
 (B)Managing and accounting for all School endowments and restricted funds to the departments and Faculty.
 (C)Administration of applicable system wide and local rules and regulations.
 (D)Ensuring that the admission and matriculation of students in the departments are in accordance with University rules and regulations.
 (E)Maintaining proper grievance procedures for students and staff.
 (F)Recommending the appointment of new departmental chairs after comprehensive consultation with the faculty.
16.The Dean’s Cabinet
 (A)The Dean of the School shall convene and be advised by a Dean’s Cabinet comprising the Chair of each department. (A Vice Chair or other departmental officer may represent the department if the Chair cannot attend.) Cabinet meetings may include staff members, Faculty Advisory Committee Chairs, heads of Centers, or other guests as deemed necessary by the Dean.
 (B)The Dean’s Cabinet shall meet at the request of the Dean, or of two departmental Chairs, or in any case no less than twice per quarter. Agendas for Cabinet meetings shall be distributed at least 5 working days before the meeting is scheduled.
 (C)The Cabinet shall coordinate departmental and interdepartmental activities and be a clearinghouse for the physical scheduling of classes. It shall also advise the Dean on space allocation, departmental budgets, graduate student funding priorities, and new academic initiatives, as well as longer-term priorities for development and outreach.
Part VIII.  IMPLEMENTATION AND AMENDMENT OF BYLAWS
17.These Bylaws of the Herb Alpert School of Music and any subsequent amendments to them must be approved by a two-thirds vote, and a majority vote in each department, using the secret balloting procedures set forth in UC Senate Bylaw 95.

These Bylaws were approved by a two-thirds vote conducted by secret ballot over a twoweek period according to the procedures set forth in UC Senate Bylaw 95. The vote (29 approve, 2 dissent, 3 abstain) was certified and announced to the Faculty by the Secretary protem on March 9, 2016.

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Composition and Scope
1.1. The Faculty Executive Committee will provide advice, counsel, and recommendations to the Dean and Department Chair on all matters of school wide significance including but not limited to:
 1.1.1.The allocation of FTE to Academic units and programs, authorizations to recruit, and the appointment of search committees.
 1.1.2.

The criteria for appointment of ad hoc committees for all academic personnel reviews and appointments.

 1.1.3.The adoption, modification, or elimination of degree programs, area concentrations, executive education programs, and interdisciplinary or area study centers.
 1.1.4.Criteria and procedures for faculty promotions and tenure.
 1.1.5.Oversight of all degree and executive programs to be achieved by reviewing and approving appointments to all standing committees of the school, i.e., the MBA Policy committee, Doctoral Board, Executive Education Program Faculty Oversight Committee (to be established), Research Committee, and Teaching Improvement Committee, and by coordinating the activities of these committees.
 1.1.6.The appointment of Department Chairs, academic and research unit chairs, and other administrative appointments involving faculty activities.
 1.1.7. Other matters deemed appropriate for discussion by the Committee.
1.2.  The Faculty Executive Committee will be composed of six elected tenure-track faculty members, the Dean and the Department Chairman.
1.3.  The elected faculty members will serve (staggered) three year terms.
1.4.  The Dean and Department Chairman will serve as non-voting ex-officio members.
1.5.  The Committee will be chaired by an elected faculty member (chosen by the other elected faculty members on the Committee).
1.6.  The FEC is not intended to replace other standing School committees, but rather is intended to be a mechanism for directing and integrating their work. It is not intended to replace the area chairs, who should continue in place and exercise responsibility for course scheduling and staffing as well as for the day-to-day management for their areas.  Whereas area chairs most properly will be concerned with area-specific interests, the FEC will take a schoolwide perspective.
1.7.  This committee may request delegation of some authorities from Academic Senate units, i.e., Graduate Division/Graduate Council.
Nominations and Elections
2.1.The Department Chairman will distribute nomination forms to all members of the Academic Senate one month prior to the annual election of Executive Committee members.  Nominations should normally occur in April, with elections to follow in May.  In all years subsequent to the first election, newly elected members will take office on July 1 following their election.
2.2.Because this is a committee of the Academic Senate, only Senate members will be eligible to run for election.  A Senate member must be nominated by at least one other Senate member in order to appear on the ballot.  Consent of the candidate must be obtained in order to validate the nomination.
2.3.Nominations will be tabulated and ballots distributed by the Department Chairman.  Voting will be done by secret mail ballot of all eligible voters (i.e., all members of the Academic Senate), with one week allowed for voting.
2.4.Staggered terms implies that, after the first election, there would normally be two vacancies per year, with the number occasionally being larger due to sabbaticals, resignations, and the like.  For the first election, nominations will be for two one-year, two two-year, and two three-year terms.  In subsequent years, nominations will be for two three-year term positions, plus remainder terms for any current member unable to continue to serve.
2.5.For the first election, members will assume office immediately, and will serve for the remainder of the 1992-1993 academic year in addition to the terms for which they are elected.
2.6.Voters may vote for as many candidates as positions to be filled with the stipulation that only one vote may be cast per candidate per voter, i.e., voters may not cast multiple votes for a single candidate.
Operating Procedures
3.1.The Executive Committee will meet at least twice per quarter.
3.2.The agenda for each meeting will be distributed to all faculty in advance.
3.3.Minutes summarizing the Committee's discussions, actions, and recommendations will be distributed to all faculty subsequent to each meeting within a reasonable period of time after each meeting.
3.4.Meetings may be called by the Dean, the faculty co-chair, or a majority of the voting members of the committee.
3.5. Faculty may request any member of the Executive Committee to place an item on the Committee's agenda, and Committee members may individually place items on the Committee's agenda.
3.6.The Departmental administrative assistant will assist the faculty co-chair of the Committee in distributing notices, calling meetings, etc.  Under the Executive Committee arrangement, it is envisioned that the AGSM faculty and administration will work in partnership to provide strategic direction and operational oversight to the School.
3.7.A majority of the Faculty Executive Committee will have the power to call a Department or School meeting upon two weeks notice. 
August 1, 1994; Updated on April 21, 2011

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The University of California has a long tradition of shared governance.  Faculty and Administration share responsibility for the conduct of activities within the University.  Specific responsibilities for the academic program of courses and curriculum are reserved to the Faculty and planning of resource allocation is determined primarily by the Administration.  Shared governance generates consensus with regard to significant changes in policy, procedures and organization.
The UCLA School of Medicine, as part of the University of California, is subject to this same spirit and process of shared governance. These Faculty Bylaws define the mechanisms through which the School of Medicine Faculty fulfills their obligations to the governance of the School.

ARTICLE I
GENERAL

Section 1:     Purpose

The Faculty shall conduct the government of the School of Medicine, subject to the rules and coordinating powers of the Board of Regents and the Academic Senate as may be applicable.
Section 2:     Source of Authority
The membership, duties, powers and privileges of the Academic Senate are defined by the Standing Orders of the Regents of the University of California.
The Los Angeles Division is a Committee of the Academic Senate of the University of California and is subject to the Bylaws of the University Academic Senate.
The Faculty of the University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine is a Committee of the Los Angeles Division and is directly responsible to the Division and subject to its Bylaws.  Except as otherwise provided, the governance of the School of Medicine is vested in its Faculty, which is authorized to organize, to select its own officers and committees, and to adopt rules for the conduct of its business.

ARTICLE II
MEMBERSHIP

Membership in the Faculty of the School of Medicine is defined by Regent Standing Order 105.1(a) and Division Bylaw 50 (A)(1-4).

ARTICLE III
DUTIES

Section 1:      Curricula
The Faculty of the School of Medicine shall authorize and supervise all courses and curricula offered in pursuit of the degree of Doctor of Medicine (Regent Standing Order 105.2b). 
No change in the curriculum of the School of Medicine may be made by any agency, including the Faculty Executive Committee, until the proposed change has been submitted to the formal consideration of the Faculty (Academic Senate Protected Bylaw 51; Division Bylaw 10B).
The Faculty's control over curriculum does not extend to courses and curricula that lead to other degrees, such as the Ph.D., since review and authorization of these programs remain under the jurisdiction of the Graduate Council of the Los Angeles Division.
Section 2:      Admission of Candidates
The Faculty of the School of Medicine shall set policies for the admission of candidates for the degree of Doctor of Medicine and for completion of the degree. 
The Faculty shall determine whether students are making satisfactory progress or shall be required to repeat courses or leave the School.[1]
The Faculty shall recommend candidates for the M.D. degree to the President of the University through the Academic Senate.
Section 3:      Educational and Budgetary Resources
The Faculty of the School of Medicine may form a Committee on Planning and Budget analogous to the Los Angeles Division's Council on Planning and Budget (Division Bylaw 65.3).  The Faculty has the authority to investigate and make recommendations concerning the allocation of educational and budgetary resources, academic priorities, and the planning and budgetary process within the School of Medicine.  These recommendations may be made to the Dean, to the Los Angeles Division, and/or to the Chancellor.
Section 4:      Other
The powers and duties of the Faculty shall not be construed as limited to those explicitly considered in these Bylaws.

ARTICLE IV
OFFICERS

The officers of the Faculty shall consist of a Chair and a Vice-Chair.
The Vice-Chair, who serves as chair-elect, will be elected annually by the Faculty and shall serve for three years: the first year as Vice-Chair, the second year as Chair, and the third year as Immediate Past-Chair.
The Chair shall serve as Chair of the Faculty Executive Committee.

ARTICLE V
COMMITTEES

Section 1:      Faculty Executive Committee
 (A)Membership
  Voting Members:
  (1)Four Faculty members (Regular, In-Residence, or Clinical X series of the rank of Assistant Professor or higher) who have primary appointments in the Pre-Clinical Sciences (Biological Chemistry, Biomathematics, Microbiology & Immunology, Neurobiology, Pharmacology & Molecular Medicine, Physiology).
  (2)Three Faculty members (Regular, In-Residence, or Clinical X series of the rank of Assistant Professor or higher) who have primary appointments in the Medical Sciences (Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences); one Medical Sciences Faculty member shall be based at an affiliated hospital.
  (3)Three Faculty members (Regular, In-Residence, or Clinical X series at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher) who have primary appointments in the Surgical Clinical Sciences (Anesthesiology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic Surgery, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Radiation Oncology, Radiological Sciences, Surgery, Urology); one Surgical Clinical Sciences member shall be based at an affiliated hospital.
  (4)One Faculty member (Regular, In-Residence, or Clinical X series at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher) from the Charles R. Drew Postgraduate Medical School.
  (5)One Faculty member with a full-time appointment in the Clinical Compensated series.²
  (6)One Volunteer Clinical Faculty member recommended by the Clinical Sciences departments and confirmed by the Faculty Executive Committee.[2]
  (7)The Chair of the Faculty (Regular, In-Residence, or Clinical X series).
  (8)The Vice-Chair of the Faculty (Regular, In-Residence, or Clinical X series).
  (9)The Immediate Past Chair of the Faculty (Regular, In-Residence, or Clinical X series).
  (10)The Dean of the School of Medicine, or an Associate Dean, shall serve as an ex-officio member.
  Consultants shall serve without vote and consist of:
  (1)One Graduate Student nominated by the Graduate Student Council.  This student shall be enrolled in a Ph.D. granting program in a Departmental or Interdepartmental Program of the School of Medicine.
  (2)Four Medical Students elected annually by each medical student class.
 (B) Term of Office
  (1)Pre-Clinical Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Surgical Clinical Sciences members shall serve for three years.  One or two members from each group will be elected each year.
  (2)The Charles R. Drew Postgraduate Medical School member shall serve three years.
  (3)The Clinical-Compensated Faculty member shall serve three years.
  (4)The Volunteer Clinical Faculty member shall serve two years.
  (5)The Graduate Student and Medical Students shall each serve up to four years depending upon their reelection by their respective bodies.
 (C)Nominations and Elections
  (1)Procedures for nominations and elections are outlined in the Divisional Manual.
  (2)Nominations and elections are to be conducted separately for each of the Faculty groups.
  (3)The Vice-Chair, i.e. chair-elect, shall be elected by the entire Faculty.
  (4)Communications regarding nominations for Faculty Executive Committee positions shall be sent in a timely manner to each eligible Faculty member.
 (D)Meetings
  (1)The Faculty Executive Committee shall hold a regularly scheduled meeting monthly.  A meeting notice and agenda shall be circulated to members at least one week in advance of the meeting and also made available to every member of the Faculty.
  (2)Special meetings may be called by the Chair, or in the Chair's absence, the Vice-Chair, or by any three members of the Faculty Executive Committee.  A meeting notice and agenda shall be circulated at least one week prior to the meeting.
  (3)Emergency meetings may be called by the Chair, or in the Chair's absence, the Vice-Chair, or by any three members.  The meeting notice and agenda shall be circulated at least 48 hours in advance.  An effort shall be made to contact every Faculty Executive Committee member.
  (4)The Chair may cancel a meeting for lack of business.
  (5)Any Faculty member may attend a Faculty Executive Committee meeting and participate in its deliberations without the right to vote.  However, all or part of a particular meeting may be declared "closed" by a majority vote of the Faculty Executive Committee in order to discuss items of a confidential nature.
  (6)Approval by two-thirds of the voting members of the Faculty Executive Committee is required for final action on any item not included in the agenda.  No final action may be taken on any legislative item not announced in the agenda.
 (E)Quorum
  A quorum shall consist of any eight voting members.
 (F)Duties
  (1)Consider matters of general concern to the Faculty, and matters delegated to it by the Faculty in the Bylaws or by subsequent action.
  (2)Consider special problems pertinent to the Faculty in any academic title series, whether members of the University of California Academic Senate or not.
  (3)Advise and assist the administration regarding budgetary matters including, but not limited to, the distribution and allocation of space and resources necessary to achieve academic goals, departmental mergers, and the establishment or disestablishment of programs or departments.
  (4)Receive reports from the Standing Committees of the Faculty.
  (5)In the exercise of its jurisdiction over scholastically disqualified students, may suspend regulations regarding dismissal or specify conditions for such suspension and may permit students who are dismissed under these regulations to return to the University.
  (6)Appoint the Standing Committees of the Faculty established by these Bylaws.
  (7)Report to the Faculty at least once a year.
  (8)Submit substantive questions considered by the Faculty Executive Committee to the entire Faculty for mail ballot, on request of five members of the Faculty Executive Committee or 35 members of the Faculty.  This shall be accomplished within ten calendar days following distribution of the minutes of the last meeting at which the action was considered.
Section 2: Standing Committees of the Faculty
 (A)There shall be four Stan ding Committees:
  (1)Admissions Policy Committee shall review and recommend requirements, standards and criteria for admission to the UCLA School of Medicine, including technical standards for the admission of students with disabilities.
  (2)Medical Education Committee shall formulate and periodically review the mission statement for undergraduate medical education; shall review and recommend revisions of the Medical School curricula, including scheduling of courses; and shall evaluate existing courses and clerkships.
  (3)Medical Student Thesis Committee shall, through a thesis program, encourage scholarship and provide an opportunity for students to carry out original research with UCLA faculty members.
  (4)Volunteer Clinical Appointments and Promotions Committee shall review dossiers submitted by departments for initial appointment and promotion of volunteer clinical faculty at the level of Associate Professor or above.
 (B)Appointment and Term of Service
  (1)The Chair and members of standing committees shall be appointed by the Faculty Executive Committee.
  (2)Standing committee members shall serve three-year terms, renewable with the consent of the Faculty Executive Committee.
  (3)The Faculty Executive Committee Chair and Vice-Chair shall be ex-officio members of all standing committees without vote.
  (4)The Dean of the School of Medicine, or the Dean's designate, shall be an ex-officio member of all standing committees without vote.
  (5)Standing committees may appoint ad hoc committees as necessary.  Ad hoc committees shall disband on completion of their charge.
 (C)General Procedures
  (1)Standing committees shall submit Bylaws and Guidelines for approval to the Faculty Executive Committee.  These shall be reviewed annually and any changes referred to the Faculty Executive Committee for approval.
  (2)Standing committees shall circulate a meeting agenda and the previous meeting minutes to members at least one week prior to a meeting.
  (3)Standing committees shall submit an annual report to the Faculty Executive Committee
  (4)  Standing committees shall present recommendations to the Faculty Executive Committee for approval.  Recommendations shall be presented in writing to the Chair at least two weeks prior to the meeting so that they may be circulated to the Faculty Executive Committee members.
Section 3: Ad Hoc Committees of the Faculty
The Faculty Executive Committee may appoint ad hoc committees to research, study and develop recommendations regarding an issue. An ad hoc committee shall consist of as many members as may be appropriate, plus a Chair.  All members and the Chair shall serve only as long as the committee is constituted as determined by the Faculty Executive Committee.

ARTICLE VI
MEETINGS OF THE FACULTY

 (A)The Faculty shall meet at least once annually after a call by the Chair.  The notice shall be circulated at least one week prior to the meeting.
 (B) The Faculty may meet at other times with at least two instructional days notice:
  (1)After a call by the Chair.
  (2)After delivery to the Chair or Vice-Chair of a written request for a meeting signed by at least 25 voting members of the Faculty.  The request shall be acted on within 48 hours by scheduling a meeting to take place within five calendar days.
 (C)The Chair of the Faculty shall preside.  In the absence of the Chair, the Vice-Chair shall preside. Should the Vice-Chair also be absent, a Faculty Executive Committee member designated by the Chair shall preside.
 (D)Voting members shall consist of School of Medicine Faculty in any Academic Senate series and full-time Clinical Compensated faculty.[3]  Other non-Academic Senate faculty members have the right to attend and participate, but shall not vote.
 (E)The agenda shall include the following, in the stated order:
  (1)Consideration of the preceding Faculty meeting minutes.
  (2)Announcements by the President of the University of California.
  (3)Announcements by the Chancellor of the UCLA campus.
  (4)Announcements by the Dean of the School of Medicine.
  (5)Announcements by the Chair of the Faculty.
  (6)Report of the Faculty Executive Committee.
  (7)Reports of the standing committees
  (8)Reports of special committees.
  (9)Petitions of students.
  (10)Unfinished business.
  (11)New business.
 (F)The order of the agenda may be altered by vote of two-thirds of the voting Faculty present at the meeting.
 (G)Thirty members of the voting Faculty shall constitute a quorum.
 (H)Actions or measures considered must be submitted to a mail ballot in the following circumstances:
  (1)Requested by 25% of the voting members present, or 15 members, whichever is smaller.
  (2)Requested in writing by 35 Faculty members within 10 calendar days after distribution of the minutes of the meeting at which the action was taken or the measure considered.
 (I)The latest edition of Robert's Rules of Order shall be used as a guide in proceedings of Faculty meetings when not in conflict with these Bylaws.

ARTICLE VII
AMENDMENTS

 (A)New Bylaws may be adopted, or these Bylaws may be amended or repealed, at a regular or special meeting of the Faculty by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the Faculty voting, provided that a written notice of the proposed change is mailed to each member of the Faculty at least five days of instruction before the meeting at which the action is taken.
 (B)No change in these Bylaws may be made that will be in conflict with the Bylaws, Regulations, or Legislative Rulings of the Academic Senate.
(Revised 12/2/96)
    [1]On the advice of University Counsel, the Dean of the School of Medicine is a student's last "court of appeal" from a decision by the Faculty (Faculty Executive Committee).
   [2] The Clinical Compensated member and the Volunteer Clinical Faculty member shall not vote on Academic Senate issues per Regent Standing Order 105.1(a) and Divisional Bylaw 50(A)(1-4).
    [3]The Clinical Compensated member shall not vote on Academic Senate issues per Regent Standing Order 105.1(a) and Division Bylaw 50(A)(1-4).

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Part I.  Functions

1.The Faculty of the School of Nursing shall conduct the government of the School of Nursing subject, however, to the rules and coordinating powers of the Academic Senate of the University of California, and the Standing Orders of the Regents respecting undergraduate and graduate study.
Part II.  Membership
2.Membership in the Faculty of the School of Nursing is defined as members of the Academic Senate by Divisional Bylaw 50(A).  [Am 24 Feb 95, 08 Apr 03]
Part III.  Officers
3.The Officers of the Faculty shall consist of a Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary.  The Chair shall be elected by the voting members of the Faculty Spring Quarter for a two-year term commencing July 1 and shall be Chair of the Faculty Executive Committee.  This election shall precede the appointment of the Standing Committees. Should the position of Faculty Chair become vacant (e.g. due to illness or resignation) the Faculty shall elect a new Chair to serve out the term of the vacated Chair.  The Vice Chair and Secretary of the Faculty shall be elected for a two-year term by the Faculty Executive Committee from its membership. [Am 08 Apr 03, 04 June 15]

Part IV.  Meetings of the Faculty

4.The Faculty shall meet at least once quarterly after a call by the Chair with a minimum of one week's notice prior to each meeting.
5.The Faculty may meet at other times with at least five instructional days' notice, except as provided for in Bylaw 16 of this document: [Am 28 Apr 89, 08 Apr 03]
 (A)After a call to meeting by the Chair.
 (B)After delivery of a written request for a meeting to the Secretary.  The request must be
  (1)Signed by at least three voting members of the Faculty.
  (2)Acted on within 24 hours by the scheduling of a meeting to take place within five calendar days from receipt of the request.
6.The Chair of the Faculty will preside at all Faculty meetings.  In the absence of the Chair, the Vice Chair will preside at Faculty meetings.  Should the Vice Chair also be absent, the Secretary will preside.
7.Robert's Rules of Order (newest edition) shall govern Faculty meetings in all instances not covered by the Bylaws. [Am 08 Apr 03]
8.The order of the agenda of Faculty meetings may be altered by vote of two-thirds of the voting Faculty present at the meeting.
9.Actions or measures considered at a meeting of the Faculty must be submitted to a mail ballot when
 (A)requested by 25% of the voting members present at a meeting of the Faculty, or five members, whichever is smaller;
 (B)requested in writing by five Faculty members within ten calendar days after distribution of the minutes of the meeting at which the action was taken or the measure considered.
Part V.  Quorum
10.One-third of the voting members of the Faculty shall constitute a quorum.

Part VI.  Committees

11.The Dean or his/her designate is an ex officio member of all committees without vote except as herein designated.
12.The Chair of the Faculty in consultation with the Faculty Executive Committee shall appoint committees of the Faculty for which no other provision has been made or he/she may delegate that responsibility to other faculty committees or subcommittees as appropriate.  Recommendation for committee membership will be obtained from the faculty. [Am 04 Jun 15]
13.Faculty Executive Committee
 (A)Membership
  (1)Voting membership on the Faculty Executive Committee shall be in conformity with Divisional Bylaw 50(B). [Am 08 Apr 03]
  (2)The Chair of the Faculty.
  (3)Chairs of the following Standing Committees:  Undergraduate Master's, and Doctoral Program Committees, Faculty Research and Professional Affairs Committee, and Student Affairs Committee elected by the full Academic Senate Faculty for two-year staggered terms. [Am 08 Apr 03]
  (4)Two Academic Senate faculty representatives will be elected by the Academic Senate faculty in the spring qurter for the following academic year, serving one year terms.  [En 24 Feb 95; Am 08 Apr 03; 04 June 15]
  (5)The Chair of CAPAM shall serve as an ex officio member without vote.
  (6)The Dean of the School of Nursing or an Associate Dean (that he/she desig­nates as his/her representa­tive and who is a member of the Academic Senate Faculty) shall serve as an ex officio member with vote.
  (7)One represen­tative from the School of Nursing non-Academic Senate Faculty elected annually from among them shall serve as member with a recorded (advisory) vote.
  (8)One student representative from each of the undergraduate and graduate programs (B.S., M.S.N. and Ph.D.) elected by the student body shall serve as members with a recorded (advisory) vote.
 (B) Duties
  (1)Advise the Dean on matters concerning the budget.  [En 24 Feb 95]
  (2)Consider matters of substantial departmental concern to the Faculty with respect to matters delegated to it by the Faculty in the Bylaws or by subsequent action.
  (3)Coordinate and oversee the business of the Faculty as carried out by the Standing Committees.
  (4)Receive reports from Standing Commit­tees of the Faculty.
  (5)Have general jurisdiction over the curricular program offerings and conduct of instruction and requirements for degrees as provided in Bylaw 50(D)(5).
  (6)Present matters to the Faculty for vote as identified by the appropriate Standing Committee or the Faculty Executive Committee.
  (7)Implement rules and regulations prescribed by the Faculty.
  (8)Report to the Faculty at least quarterly.
 (C)Meetings
  (1)The Faculty Executive Committee shall meet at least once monthly at the call of the Chair of the Committee, or at the written request of a majority of its membership.
  (2)The Chair of the Faculty will preside at all Faculty Executive Committee meetings.  In the absence of the Chair, the Vice Chair will preside.  Should the Vice Chair also be absent, the Secretary will preside.
 (D)Quorum
  A simple majority of voting members shall constitute a quorum.
 (E)The Committee will have two subcommittees reporting to it.
  (1)Subcommittee on Committees
   This subcommittee shall be composed of the Faculty Chair and two Academic Senate Faculty elected in Spring quarter. The duties of the subcommittee shall be to prepare the slate for Committee Chairs during Spring quarter of the following year, conduct an election for Committee Chairs and present a recommended list of Committee members to the Faculty Executive Committee. [Am 04 Jun 15]
  (2) Evaluation Subcommittee
   This subcommittee shall be composed of one representative from each of the four instructional programs who are Academic Senate Faculty.  The Chair shall be elected from its membership for a two-year term.  The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs shall serve as an ex officio member without vote.  The duties of the subcommittee shall be to oversee evaluation of the programs of instruction, and faculty, students' and alumni professional achievement and satisfaction, to interpret data collected, and to provide feedback to the appropriate committees/persons for decision making. [Am 04 Jun 15]
14.Standing Committees of the Faculty
 (A)Appointment and Tenure of Standing Committees of the Faculty
  (1) The members of the Standing Committees of the Faculty established herein shall be recommended by the Subcommittee on Committees to the Faculty Executive Committee from the Faculty except where herein designated differently.  Faculty may be appointed for no more than two consecutive two-year terms to any one Standing Committee.  [Am 24 Feb 95; 04 June 15]
  (2)The Chair of each Standing Committee shall be elected by the full Academic Senate Faculty for a two-year term.  The Chair may be elected for no more than two consecutive two-year terms.  The Chair must be a member of the Academic Senate Faculty.  [Am 08 Apr 03]
  (3)Except for the Faculty Executive Committee Chair, all members of Standing Commit­tees of the Faculty will be appointed to two-year staggered terms prior to July 1, to serve a term of two years from July 1, except where herein designated differently.
  (4) Each Standing Committee may appoint such Task Forces as it deems necessary to conduct its business.
  (5)All Standing Committees shall include representa­tives from the major student programs in the School of Nursing except where herein designated differently.
  (6)Changes in substantial departmental matters and policy that are recommended by Standing Committees to the Faculty Executive Committee will go to and to the full Faculty for discussion and vote. [Am 04 June 15]
 (B)Membership and Duties of Standing Committees
  (1)Committee on Appointment, Promotions, Appraisals and Merit Reviews (CAPAM)
   This committee shall be composed of all tenured Faculty in the School of Nursing.  The Chair shall be elected from its membership for a two-year term.  Student representatives shall not be included.  The duties of the committee shall include the review and recommendation to the Dean and Vice Chancellor for Faculty Relations of all academic series appointments, promotions, appraisals and merit reviews.  Subcommittees of CAPAM shall be composed of the Academic Senate Faculty selected according to procedures developed for implementation of Statewide Bylaw 55. [Am 08 Apr 03]
  (2)Undergraduate Program Committee
   This committee shall be composed of three individuals who teach in the baccalaureate program.  There shall be at least one member from each of the faculty functional units.  The Chair shall be elected by the full Academic Senate Faculty for a two-year term. The Chair and the majority of members must be Academic Senate Faculty.  The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs shall serve as an ex officio member without vote.  The duties of the committee shall be to monitor baccalaureate level curricular matters, to monitor changes in courses, instruction and degree requirements, and to recommend policy regarding the baccalaureate program.
  (3)Master's Programs Committee
   This committee shall be composed of Faculty who teach in the master's programs.  There shall be a minimum of two representatives from each of the faculty functional units.  The Chair shall be elected by the full Academic Senate Faculty for a two-year term.  The Chair and majority of members must be Academic Senate Faculty.  The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs shall serve as an ex officio member without vote.  The duties of the committee related to the master's program shall be to monitor master's level curricular matters, to recommend changes in courses, instruction and degree requirements, to oversee comprehensive examinations, and to recommend policy regarding the master's program. [Am 08 Apr 03]
  (4)Doctoral Program Committee
   This committee shall be composed of faculty who teach in the doctoral and master's programs.  There will be a minimum of two representative from each of the faculty functional units plus the Chair of the Master's Program Committee.  The Chair of the DPC shall be elected by the full Academic Senate Faculty for a two-year term.  The Chair and majority of members must be Academic Senate Faculty.  The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Associate Dean for Student Affairs shall serve as an ex officio members without vote.  The duties of the committee related to the doctoral program shall be to supervise curriculum development, implementation and evaluation, including recommendations of cognate courses and student advisors; to oversee the written qualifying exams; and to recommend policies regarding the doctoral program. [En 08 Apr 03]
  (5)Faculty Research and Professional Affairs Committee
   This committee shall be composed of one Academic Senate Faculty representative and one non-Academic Senate Faculty representative.  The Chair shall be elected by the full Academic Senate Faculty for a two-year term.  The Associate Dean for Research shall serve as an ex officio member without vote.  Student representatives shall not be included.  The duties of the committee shall be to develop recommendations regarding faculty compensation plan, to monitor development and progress of faculty mentoring, to monitor policies and procedures for peer evaluation of teaching, to coordinate research efforts in the school through review of internal School of Nursing grant proposals, to develop seed money funding, to fund proposals with seed money, and to review outcomes of grants funded internally. [Am 04 June 15]
  (6)Student Affairs Committee
   This committee shall be composed of two faculty representatives, including at least one Academic Senate member, who teaches in that program: baccalaureate, Masters Entry into Practice, doctoral and individual specialties in the Advanced Practice Nursing Master’s programs. At least one non-Academic Senate Faculty representative will be a member. The Chair shall be elected by the full Academic Senate Faculty for a two-year term. The Associate Dean for Student Affairs shall serve as an ex officio member without vote. Student representatives shall not be included. The duties of the committee shall be to select students for admission to the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral programs, to review student candidates for awards, honors and scholarships, to make decisions and/or recommendations to appropriate funding bodies for recipients of awards, honors and scholarships, and to oversee all matters related to recruitment, progression and retention of students. [Am 04 June 15]
Part VII.  Ballot Voting
15.Ballot voting shall occur in the event of Voting for New Hires, Curricular Changes, Committee Chairs, and Sub-Committee on Committees.
 (A)Voting for New Hires
  (1)The Dean’s Office shall construct and issue a ballot vote for new hires.
  (2)After the ballot is distributed, faculty shall have ten (10) days to respond.
  (3)A simple majority of eligible academic senate members voting as advisory vote to the Dean on said issue.
 (B)Voting for Curricular Changes
  (1)Upon receipt of curricular changes from the appropriate program committees by December 1, the FEC Chair in consultation with the FEC  shall issue a ballot to faculty members by February 1 for any changes for the subsequent Fall quarter.
 (C)Sub-Committee on Committees
  (1)FEC Chair in consultation with the FEC shall issue a ballot to faculty members for election of three committee members. [Am 04 Jun 15]
 (D)A simple majority of eligible academic senate members voting on said issue will constitute a carrying vote.
 (E)Committee Chairs
  (1)The FEC Chair in consultation with FEC shall issue a ballot to faculty members for election of all Standing committee chairs Except the CAPA committee and the Merit review committee.
  (2)A simple majority of eligible academic senate members voting on said issue will constitute a carrying vote.
Part VIII.  Suspension of Rules
16.The rules of the Faculty may be suspended by vote of the Faculty, provided that not more than thirty percent of voting members present object to such suspension.

Part IX.  Amendment of Bylaws

17.The foregoing Bylaws may be added to, amended, or repealed at any regular or special meeting by a two-thirds vote of all the voting members present provided that written notice of amendment shall have been sent to each member of the Faculty at least five working days previous to the meeting at which the amendment is to be moved.  No amendment shall be made that is inconsistent with legislation of the Academic Senate.
The Faculty Bylaws for the School of Nursing were certified by the Committee on Rules and Jurisdiction on 2/24/95 and approved by the faculty on 11/30/94. Editorial changes and amendments were certified by CR&J on 6/12/02 and approved by the faculty on 5/23/02.  

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Effective November 4, 2010
Part I.  Functions
I.A.The Faculty of the Fielding School of Public Health shall conduct the government of the Fielding School of Public Health in accordance with the rules of the Academic Senate of the University of California, the Standing Orders of the Regents and subject to the rules and coordinating powers of the Graduate Council respecting graduate study and higher degrees. [Am 10 Nov 16]
 B.Source of Authority. The membership, duties, powers and privileges of the Academic Senate are defined by the Standing Orders of the Regents of the University of California (Senate Bylaw 55). The Los Angeles Division is a Committee of the Academic Senate of the University of California and is subject to the Bylaws of the University Academic Senate. The Faculty Executive Committee of the University of California Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health is a Committee of the Los Angeles Division and is directly responsible to the Division and subject to its Bylaws. The Faculty is authorized to organize, to select its own officers and committees, and to adopt rules for the conduct of its business. [Am 10 Nov 16]
  

Part II.  Membership

II.A.Membership in the Faculty of the Fielding School of Public Health is defined by Divisional Bylaw 50(A); it includes all members of the School faculty with appointments in the regular or in-residence series of the rank of Assistant Professor or higher, all acting professors of the rank of Associate Professor or higher, and all lecturers with security of employment (SOE). [Am 10 Nov 16]
 B.The Dean of the School shall submit to the Faculty Executive Committee at the beginning of each year the names of all members of the Faculty. [Am 10 Nov 16]
 

Part III.  Enfranchisement

III.A.Consistent with Standing Order 105, Senate Bylaw 55 and Legislative Rulings 5.67, 5.75B and 12.75, all members of the Faculty are extended the right to vote on specified personnel actions and all matters of "...substantial departmental concern..."
 B.Academic Senate Faculty vote on school-wide issues.  These votes include all non-emeriti and emeriti Academic Senate members, including emeriti who have not been recalled.
 
Part IV. Officers
IV.A.The Officers of the Faculty Executive Committee are the Chair of the Faculty Executive Committee and the Secretary of the Faculty Executive Committee. [Am 10 Nov 16]
 B.The Chair shall be elected by the Faculty for a two-year term by secret ballot. [Am 10 Nov 16]
 C.The Chair of the Faculty Executive Committee cannot be elected twice in succession. [Am 10 Nov 16]
 D.The Secretary shall be appointed by the Faculty Executive Committee for a one-year term.
 
Part V.  Meetings
V.A.Regular meetings of the Faculty shall be held at least once each quarter with a minimum of one week's notice prior to each meeting.
 B.

In addition, the Faculty shall meet at such times as it may determine, or at the call of the Chair of the Faculty Executive Committee or the Dean of the School. [Am 10 Nov 16]

 C.Special meetings of the Faculty may be called by written notice signed by four members thereof not less than forty-eight hours prior to the time of meeting stated in such notice; but a special meeting shall be limited  to consideration of the matters of business specified in the notice.
 D.In all instances except those meetings specifically called by the Dean, the Chair of the Faculty Executive Committee shall preside. [Am 10 Nov 16]
 EOne elected officer of the Fielding School of Public Health Students' Association and one student of committees whose reports are included on the Faculty agenda shall be invited to attend all such Faculty meetings except those at which personnel matters are to be discussed, and they shall receive the courtesy of the floor. [Am 10 Nov 16]
 

 Part VI.  Quorum

VI.One-fourth of the Senate Faculty shall constitute a Quorum of the Faculty.
 
Part VII.  Committees
VII.A.Faculty Executive Committee.
  1. Membership.  
   a.In addition to the Chair, there are five elected Faculty members from the regular, in-residence, or lecturer (SOE) series. Each member is elected by and represents one of the five departments in the Fielding School of Public Health: Biostatistics, Community Health Sciences, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management.  Members serve for staggered two-year terms.  Nominations shall be made in writing.  On the nominating ballot provision shall be made for a nominator and a seconder for each nomination, and each nominee shall acknowledge his/her agreement to serve if elected. Election of the Chair by the Faculty and election of Faculty Executive Committee members by the departments will be held in the Spring quarter when the term of the Chair or a member of the Faculty Executive Committees expires. Newly elected members of the Faculty Executive Committee will work with the current Faculty Executive Committee to appoint or re-appoint all members of the Standing Faculty Committee. Members take office on September 1. Members of the Faculty Executive Committee are limited to two terms in direct succession, in any capacity, except for two terms as Chair.  Should the position of any elected member of the Faculty Executive Committee become vacant for one quarter or more due to illness, resignation, sabbatical, etc., a special election shall be held by the relevant constituency to fill the vacant position. [Am 10 Nov 16]  
   b.The Secretary shall record and distribute to the Faculty minutes of all meetings and all ballots. The Secretary shall receive the courtesy of the floor but does not vote in meetings of the Faculty Executive Committee.  
  

 

c.The Dean of the Fielding School of Public Health and the Associate Dean for Academic Programs are ex officiomembers of the Faculty Executive Committee without a vote. All meetings of the Faculty Executive Committee are open except when personnel matters are discussed or when the Committee goes into executive session. Non-members shall receive the courtesy of the floor but do not vote in meetings of the Faculty Executive Committee. [Am 10 Nov 16]  
  

 

d.One elected officer of the Fielding School of Public Health Students' Association (PHSA) shall be invited to attend all meetings of the Faculty Executive Committee except those at which personnel matters are to be discussed. Another student nominated by PHSA may also attend the meeting. The elected student officer and the nominated student shall receive the courtesy of the floor but are not voting members of the Faculty Executive Committee. [Am 10 Nov 16]  
  2. Quorum.  A quorum shall consist of any four voting members.  
  3. Charge.  To consider matters of general concern to the Faculty and act for the Faculty with respect to matters delegated to it by the Faculty in the Bylaws or by subsequent action.  
  4. Duties.  
  

 

a.Consider schoolwide and interdepartmental issues, especially those not falling within the purview of other schoolwide committees.  
  

 

b.Receive reports from the Standing Faculty Committees and recommend action when appropriate. [Am 10 Nov 16]  
  

 

c.The Faculty has the authority and responsibility to review and make recommendations concerning the allocation of educational and budgetary resources, academic priorities, and the planning and budgetary process within the Fielding School of Public Health. These recommendations may be made to the Dean, to the Los Angeles Division, and / or  to the Chancellor. [Am 10 Nov 16]  
  

 

d.Appoint all members of the Standing Faculty Committees established by these Bylaws with suggestions from the Dean and Associate Dean of Academic Programs. [Am 10 Nov 16]  
  

 

e.Review and submit to a Faculty vote any changes to UCLA “Bylaws of the Division” or “Regulations of the Division” that affect the Faculty of the Fielding School of Public Health.  
   f.Submit other substantive questions considered by the Committee to the entire Faculty for ballot on request of: 1) three members of the Committee; 2) a Standing Faculty Committee as established in these Bylaws; or 3) ten members of the Faculty. The secret ballot shall be distributed within ten instructional days followingdistribution of theminutes of the meeting ofthe Faculty of the School atwhich the action was considered. [Am 10 Nov 16]  
 B.Standing Faculty Committees.
  1. In addition to the Faculty Executive Committee, there shall be four Standing Faculty Committees. They are Educational Policy and Curriculum Committee, Undergraduate Programs Committee, Student Affairs Committee, and Evaluation Committee. There is also one administrative committee known as the Dean’s Council that will be advisory to the Dean. The Faculty Executive
Committee may also constitute ad hoc committees. [Am 10 Nov 16]
  2. Appointments and Tenure of Standing Faculty Committees.
  

 

a.The Chairs and members of Standing Faculty Committees shall be appointed by the Faculty Executive Committee with suggestions from the Dean and Associate Dean of Academic Programs. [Am 10 Nov 16]
  

 

b.Members of all Standing Faculty Committees will be appointed to two-year staggered terms.  Except for the Executive Committee, necessary replacements for all Standing Faculty Committees will be appointed each year prior to July 1, to serve a term of two years starting September 1. If members are unavailable to continue service, they will be replaced by the Faculty Executive Committee within 20 instruction days of notification. [Am 10 Nov 16]
  

 

c.All members of the teaching staff of the School who hold titles in the Adjunct, Lecturer, or Research series may be appointed Advisors or Consultants without vote to any Standing Faculty or ad hoc Committee. [Am 10 Nov 16]
  

 

d.There shall be student participation on all Standing Faculty Committees. Student participation on Standing Faculty Committees shall consist of up to two nonvoting students of the Fielding School of Public Health, nominated by the Public Health Students' Association for a one-year term. [Am 10 Nov 16]  
  3. Charges to, and Reports from Standing Faculty Committees.  
   a.Incorporated each year in the announcement of appointments of members of Standing Faculty Committees will be a "Charge to the Committee" for the coming year. For all Standing Faculty Committees, this charge will be developed by the Faculty Executive Committee with suggestions from the Dean and Associate Dean of Academic Programs. [Am 10 Nov 16]  
   b.All Standing Faculty Committees will make an annual written report to the Dean, the Faculty Executive Committee and the Faculty of the School by the end of Spring quarter of each year; and when requested a brief oral summary of the committee work at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Faculty in the Spring Quarter; and other written or oral reports when appropriate or when requested.  The Annual Report will summarize actions taken by the Committee during the preceding year; will transmit issues to the Faculty Executive Committee, the Faculty, and the Dean of the School for consideration and action as appropriate; and will establish a recommended agenda for the next academic year. [Am 10 Nov 16]  
  4. Term of Office. Committee memberships will be on staggered two-year terms to insure continuity, renewable with the consent of the Faculty Executive Committee. [Am 10 Nov 16]  
  5. Quorum. A quorum shall consist of three voting members in all Standing Faculty Committees. [Am 10 Nov 16]  
 C.Standing Faculty Committees. [Am 10 Nov 16]
  1. Educational Policy and Curriculum Committee (EPCC)  
   a.Charge. Sets policy, monitors and evaluates the schoolwide degrees in the Fielding School of Public Health in accordance with Graduate council regulations as specified in Bylaw 65.2 of the Los Angeles division, and addresses policy pertinent to student affairs.  In exercising its functions under Bylaw 65.2, the Committee reports directly to the Faculty Executive Committee. [Am 10 Nov 16]  
   b.Duties. Formulates policy, criteria and procedures for all schoolwide degrees. Monitors the curriculum and admission to schoolwide degree programs.  In discharging this duty, periodically reviews and recommends revisions in the curricula and core courses, and sets academic prerequisites for entry  into schoolwide degree programs. Authorizes and supervises the courses of instruction. In discharging this duty, the Committee shall maintain liaison with the Departments in the Fielding School of Public Health.  The EPCC is responsible for directing academic matters to other appropriate Committees and for considering academic matters that do not fall within the purview of the other Committee. recommends to the FEC changes in educational policy, changes in the structure of schoolwide degrees and in the content of core courses for ratification by the School Faculty. [Am 10 Nov 16]  
   c.Membership. Five Academic Senate members, each representing one of the five departments and up to two nonvoting student representatives nominated by PHSA. The Associate Dean for Academic Programs is an ex officio, non-voting member. [Am 10 Nov 16]  
  

2.

 Undergraduate Programs Committee  
   

a.

Charge.  Sets policy, monitors and evaluates schoolwide undergraduate programs in the Fielding School of Public Health in accordance with Undergraduate Council bylaws as specified in Bylaw 65.1 of the Los Angeles Division.  In exercising its functions under Bylaw 65.1, the Committee reports directly to the Educational Policy and Curriculum Committee which, in turn, reports to the Faculty Executive Committee. [Am 10 Nov 16]  
   

b.

Duties.  Formulates policy, criteria and procedures for undergraduate programs.  In discharging this duty, periodically reviews and recommends revisions in undergraduate programs, and sets academic prerequisites for entry into undergraduate programs.   
   

c.

Membership. Five Academic Senate members, each representing one of the five departments. Other members are the Associate Dean for Academic Programs, the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, and up to two nonvoting student representatives nominated by PHSA. The two Deans serve as ex officio, non-voting members. [Am 10 Nov 16]  
  3. Student Affairs Committees  
  

 

a.Charge.  Represents the Faculty on all matters pertaining to students and provides liaison between the Faculty, the Administration, and formal and informal groups of students.  
   b.Duties. Reviews all schoolwide programs admissions that represent exceptions to general policy. Reviews all rejected minority applicants to the schoolwide programs. Establishes policy, criteria, and procedure by which students are recommended for available honors, scholarships and awards.  Oversees presentation of the annual Honors and Awards Ceremony.  Advises the Office of Student Affairs.  Represents the Faculty in establishing policy and enforcing the procedures by which students are placed on probation and/or are dismissed.  Assumes an ombudsperson function for students and ensures that appropriate grievance mechanisms exist and are available to the student body.  Within the facilities available, considers and recommends procedures by which students are provided with access to career counseling and information about available jobs. [Am 10 Nov 16]  
   c.Membership. Five Academic Senate members, each representing one of the five departments, and up to two nonvoting student representatives nominated by PHSA. The Assistant Dean for Student Affairs is an ex officio, non-voting member. [Am 10 Nov 16]  
  4. Evaluation Committee.  
   a.Charge. Evaluate the School with regard to its mission and infrastructure and make recommendations to the Dean and Faculty, including School responses to feedback received from external evaluations of the School.[Am 10 Nov 16]  
   b.Duties. The Committee should be especially concerned with the articulation of the Fielding School of Public Health's objectives in light of the needs of the public health professions for academic research, teaching and service.  The Committee shall report its findings to the Faculty Executive Committee and to the Dean in an Annual Report. [Am 10 Nov 16]  
   c.Membership. Five Academic Senate Faculty, each representing one of the five departments, at least two external members (one of whom should be an alumnus and another a representative of a local or state public health department), up to two nonvoting representatives nominated by PHSA, and the Associate Dean for Academic Programs as a non-voting ex officio member. [Am 10 Nov 16]  
   d. Members serve for two years on staggered terms.  
  5. Ad Hoc Committees of the Faculty.
The Faculty Executive Committee may appoint ad hoc Faculty Committees to develop recommendations regarding specific issues. An ad hoc committee shall consist of as many members as may be appropriate, plus a Chair. All members and the Chair shall serve only as
long as the committee is constituted as determined by the Faculty Executive Committee. [Am 10 Nov 16]
  
 D.Administrative Committee. [Am 10 Nov 16]
  1. The Dean's Council [Am 10 Nov 16]  
   a.Charge.  To promote the administration of the Fielding School of Public Health. [Am 10 Nov 16]  
   b.Duties. Facilitate regular communication between Department Chairs, Associate Deans and the Dean about matters at the School and University levels and assist in the administration of the School. [Am 10 Nov 16]  
   c.Membership. Department Chairs, the Dean, Associate and Assistant Deans. The Chair of the Faculty Executive Committee is an ex officio member without a vote. Meetings are chaired by the Dean. [Am 10 Nov 16]  
 
Part VIII.  Order of Business

All meetings of the Faculty shall be governed by procedures specified in Academic Senate Bylaws 95 and 340. [Am 10 Nov 16]

 
Part IX.  Suspension of Rules

The rules of the Faculty may be suspended by vote of the Faculty provided that not more than two voting members present objection to such suspension.  The Chair shall always state the question as follows:  "Those who object to a suspension of the rules will raise the right hand."

Am 1 Aug 94, 1 July 98, 4 Nov 2010, 10 Nov 2016

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[En 28 May 96]

Part I.  Functions

1.The Faculty of the School of Public Policy and Social Research shall conduct the governance of the School of Public Policy and Social Research in accordance with all applicable rules of the Academic Senate of the University of California.

Part II.  Membership

2.Membership in the Faculty of the School of Public Policy and Social Research is defined by Divisional Bylaws 50(A) and 179.
Part III.  Officers
3.The officers of the Faculty shall consist of a Chair and a Vice Chair/Secretary who shall also serve as Chair and Vice Chair/Secretary of the Faculty Executive Committee.  The Vice Chair/Secretary shall serve as Acting Chair in the absence of the Chair.
4.Administrative officers of the School of Public Policy and Social Research cannot serve as officers of the Faculty.

Part IV.  Meetings

5.The Faculty of the School shall meet at least once annually after a call by the Chair of the Faculty or the Vice Chair/Secretary of the Faculty with a minimum of one week's notice prior to the meeting. The agenda of regular meetings shall include the following:
 (A)Consideration of the Minutes of the preceding Faculty meeting;
 (B)Announcements by the President, Chancellor, Dean, Department Chairs;
 (C)Reports of committees;
 (D)Petitions of students;
 (E)Unfinished business;
 (F)New business.
6.Special meetings of the Faculty may be held at other times with at least three instructional days notice:
 (A)After a call to meeting by the Chair of the Faculty or the Vice Chair/Secretary of the Faculty, or
 (B)A written request for a meeting signed by at least ten voting members of the Faculty, and the meeting must be scheduled to take place within five instructional days of receipt of the request. Meetings scheduled in response to such a written request shall be limited to consideration of the matters of business specified in the request.
7.Non Senate faculty, staff, and students may be invited by the Chair to attend meetings of the Faculty or its committees and receive the courtesy of the floor.
8.The Chair shall preside at all meetings of the Faculty. In the absence of the Chair, the Vice Chair/Secretary will preside.
9.Robert's Rule of Order (current edition) shall govern Faculty meetings in all instances not covered by the Bylaws.
10.Voting shall be without secret ballot, except that a secret ballot shall be taken whenever requested by a majority of the voting members present. Ballots on academic personnel shall be by secret ballot.
Part V.  Quorum
11.One third of those entitled to vote at Faculty meetings shall constitute a quorum.
Part VI.  Committees
12.The Dean is an ex officio member of all committees without vote except as may be herein designated.
13.Except as may be herein designated, administrative officers of the School of Public Policy and Social Research cannot serve as members of the committees established by these Bylaws.
14.Executive Committee
 (A)The Faculty Executive Committee will provide advice, counsel, and recommendations to the Faculty and/or to the Dean as appropriate on all matters of school-wide significance including, but not limited to:
  (1) Budgetary matters of the School and the Departments, including but not limited to, the distribution and allocation of space and resources necessary to achieve academic goals.
  (2) The allocation of FTEs to Departments, authorizations to recruit, and the appointment of search committees.
  (3)The adoption, modification, or elimination of degree programs.
  (4)Oversight of all degree programs.
  (5)The appointment of Department Chairs, academic and research unit chairs, and other administrative appointments involving faculty activities.
  (6)Other matters deemed appropriate for discussion by the Committee.
 (B)The Faculty Executive Committee is not intended to replace other standing School committees, or Departmental committees, but is intended to be a mechanism for directing and integrating their work. It is not intended to replace Departmental Chairs, who continue to have the responsibility for administration of departmental budgets, academic and non  academic personnel, curriculum, and the management of day to day affairs. Whereas Departmental Chairs will be concerned with departmental interests, the Faculty Executive Committee will take a school-wide perspective.
 (C)The Faculty Executive Committee will be composed of the Chair and Vice Chair/Secretary of the Faculty, one representative from each of the Departments of Policy Studies, Social Welfare, and Urban Planning, and the Dean, as anex officio non-voting member.
 (D) The faculty representatives of the Faculty Executive Committee will be elected for one-year terms beginning on September 1.
 (E)The elected Chair and Vice Chair/Secretary of the Faculty will also serve as Chair and Vice Chair/Secretary of the Committee.
 (F)Election of Faculty Executive Committee Members.
  (1)Only academic senate members shall be entitled to vote for the Faculty Executive Committee.
  (2)Departmental Representatives. During the Spring quarter, each department will elect one representative and one alternate to serve on the Faculty Executive Committee for the following academic year.
  (3)Chair and Vice Chair/Secretary.  During the Spring quarter, the Vice Chair/Secretary will distribute nomination forms to the entire faculty of the School, one month prior to election of the Chair and Vice Chair/Secretary for the coming academic year.  A faculty member must be nominated by at least one other member in order to appear on the ballot.
   Consent of the candidate must be obtained in order to validate the nomination.  Voting will be done by secret mail ballot of all eligible voters with one week allowed for voting. A candidate is elected if he or she receives a majority of those voting.  A run off ballot will be used if no candidate receives a majority on the first ballot. 
 (G)The Faculty Executive Committee will meet at least twice per quarter.
 (H)The agenda for each meeting will be distributed to all faculty in advance.
 (I)Meetings may be called by the Chair, or in his absence the Vice Chair/Secretary, or a majority of the voting members of the Committee
 (J)Faculty may request any member of the Faculty Executive Committee to place an item on the agenda, and Committee members may individually place items on the agenda.
 (K)A majority of the Faculty Executive Committee will have the power to call a School meeting upon two weeks notice.
 (L)Quorum: A quorum shall consist of a majority of voting members.
15.Committees
 (A)The Chair of the Faculty shall appoint all committees of the Faculty not otherwise provided for.
Part VII.  Departments
16.Each Department shall be responsible for the following matters:
 (A)The recruitment, supervision, and evaluation of departmental academic personnel.
 (B)The development of the departmental curriculum and the administration of its degree programs.
 (C)The admission and matriculation of departmental students.
 (D)The proper functioning of a grievance procedure for both Department personnel and students.
17.Each Department Chair will be responsible for the following departmental matters:
 (A)The proper administration of the budget according to the allocations and categories decided by the Dean in consultation with the Chair. Department Chairs, in accordance with the bylaws of the department and with the approval of the Dean, will have flexibility to make adjustments between lines for exceptional circumstances.
 (B)The staffing and supervision of the departmental curriculum.
 (C)The recruitment, supervision, and evaluation of non‑academic personnel.
Part VIII.  The Dean
18.The Dean is responsible for the overall administration of the school, including:
 (A)The allocation of resources to the various departments, and those resources are properly accounted for;
 (B)The proper administration of applicable systemwide and local rules and regulations;
 (C)That the curriculum of the various departments is properly staffed and that academic standards are maintained;
 (D)That standards for admission and matriculation of students in the Departments are in accordance with University rules and regulations;
 (E)That appropriate grievance procedures for students and staff are maintained.
19.The Dean, in consultation with the Department Chairs and the Faculty Executive Committee, will allocate to each Department an overall budget, general categories for personnel, administration, and discretionary funds.

Part IX.  Amendment of Bylaws

20.The foregoing Bylaws may be added to, amended, or repealed at any regular or special meeting by a two thirds vote of the members present.
21.Not less than ten days prior to any regular or special meeting at which addition to, amendment of, or deletion of all or any portion of the Bylaws is considered, the Secretary shall post to the Faculty a written notice of any such proposed addition, amendment, or deletion.
Part X.  Implementation
22.These Bylaws shall become effective immediately after approval by two thirds of the Faculty.  Initial elections for the faculty representatives to the Executive Committee shall be conducted immediately after approval of these Bylaws.

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Part I.  Functions

1.The Faculty of the School of Theater, Film and Television shall conduct the government of the School of Theater, Film and Television.
Part II. Membership
2.Membership in the Faculty of the School of Theater, Film and Television is defined by Divisional Bylaws 50 (A) and 183.
Part III.  OFFICERS
3. Chair.  The Faculty shall elect a Chair annually, according to the procedures prescribed in Divisional Bylaw 150 and Senate Bylaw 340 (A).

Part IV.  MEETINGS

4.The Faculty shall meet once each term or at the call of the Chair.
 

Part V.  QUORUM

5.One-third voting members shall constitute a quorum.
Part VI.  Committees
Title I.  Appointment and Tenure
6.The Chair shall appoint committees of the Faculty not otherwise provided for.  The Dean shall be member ex-officio of all committees, with full voting privileges.
7.Committees shall hold office for a term of one year from July 1st or until successor committees are appointed thereafter.
Title II. Standing Committees
8.Advisory Council.  An Advisory Council may be appointed by the President upon recommendation of the Dean to assist in the formulation of policies and in the development of long range programs.  Members of this Council may be selected from outside the University and shall hold office for one year.
9.Executive Committee.
 (A)The Chair of the Faculty shall serve as Chair of the Executive Committee.
 (B)Membership.  Each department in the School shall be represented by its chair, ex-officio with full voting privileges, and two faculty members.  Members will be elected on an annual basis by their respective faculties according to Divisional Bylaw 150.  Elections will be held in Spring Quarter for the following academic year.  Members shall hold office for a period of one year, beginning July 1st.
 (C)Student Members.  One student from each department shall participate as non-voting members.  Student members shall be elected on an annual basis in a duly constituted election by the students in the department or in the absence of such election, representative shall be selected by the faculty of the department.  Student members shall be excluded from meetings, or portions of meetings, where personnel actions are considered.
 (D)Meetings.  Meetings shall be called once a month or as necessary.
 (E)Duties
  (1)The Committee shall have the general oversight of the welfare of the students, staff, and faculty of the School, and shall bring before the Faculty any recommendations that the Committee may deem advisable. 
  (2)It shall designate the specific courses acceptable on the general requirements of the School as well as on the requirements of existing and/or new majors and curricula, including prerequisites and limitations on programs, and alternative electives. 
  (3)The Faculty delegates to the Committee its powers to act under the Divisional Bylaws 50 (D)(4), (5), and (6) and authorizes the committee, at its discretion, to redelegate these powers to the Dean of the School. 
  (4)Consent Calendar.  Agenda items deemed noncontroversial by the Chair of the Faculty, may be placed on a Consent Calendar.  Approval of all business on the Consent Calendar requires a single unanimous vote.  At the request of any member any Calendar item must be removed from the Calendar and deferred until consideration of new business. 
Part VII.  Order of Business
10.All meetings of the Faculty shall be governed by procedures specified in Senate Bylaw 120 (C).
Part VIII.  Amendment of Bylaws
11.The Bylaws may be amended by a two thirds vote either at any duly constituted meeting, or if by mail, a majority of returned ballots, provided notice shall have been sent to each member at least five days previous to the meeting, or ten days prior to the deadline for receipt of mail ballot.
Part IX. Suspension of Rules
12.The rules of the Faculty may be suspended by vote of the Faculty, provided not more than two voting members present object to such suspension.