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APPENDIX I: BYLAWS OF THE FACULTIES

College of Creative Studies (1 - 5)

Section 1: General Provisions

1. Membership and Duties

The membership and duties of the Faculty of the College of Creative Studies are those specified in Divisional Bylaws 40 A &B and 125A .

2. Officers

The chair and secretary of the Executive Committee (see Section 2 below) are chair and secretary of the Faculty.

3. Meetings

  1. Frequency

    The Faculty meets at least once each year, and at the call of the Executive Committee (see Section 2, below). On written petition of five voting members of the Faculty, the Executive Committee must call a meeting. (Am 23 Apr 98)
  2. Quorum

    One-half the voting members of the Faculty constitute a quorum.
  3. Rules of Order

    Questions of order not covered by legislation are governed by Robert's Rules of Order.

Section 2: Committees

4. Executive Committee [See Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.93.A, Appendix II]

  1. Membership: The committee consists of the following members:

    1. The Senate chair of each Program in the College;
    2. Two at-large Senate members, elected by the Executive Committee;
    3. The Dean and Associate Dean, who are Senate members, ex officio.
    4. One non-Senate faculty member, non-voting, elected by and from the Continuing Non-Senate faculty of the College. (Am 23 Apr 98; Am 8 Mar 07)
  2. Officers

    From its elected members, the Committee selects a chair and a secretary. (The Dean and Associate Dean may not serve as chair or secretary.)
  3. Replacements

    Vacancies in the elected membership occurring during the term of office are filled by the Committee for the remainder of the unexpired term.
  4. Tenure

    Members serve for two consecutive years, with half the membership changing every year. Members may be re-elected for additional terms.
  5. Votes

    All Senate members of the committee, including the Dean and Associate Dean, have a vote.
  6. Duties

    1. To represent the Faculty in all aspects of the curriculum of the College.
    2. To authorize the Dean, at the Committee's discretion, to administer the Divisional and Senate regulations concerning students, including the regulations governing transfer and scholastic disqualification.
    3. To advise and assist the Dean in the administration of the College.
    4. To appoint all committees of the Faculty not otherwise provided for.

Section 3: Modification of Bylaws

5.

Except for Bylaw 1, any of these Bylaws may be modified by a majority vote of the Senate Faculty, Dean, and Associate Dean of the College in accordance with the procedures prescribed in Divisional Bylaws 195E and 200B. (Am 27 May 04)

Faculty of the College of Creative Studies

  1. Membership: The Faculty consists of:

    1. those members of the Senate specified in Divisional Bylaw 40B.
    2. all Senate members holding salaried or affiliated appointments in the College.
    3. any additional Senate members elected by the Executive Committee.
  2. Duties:

    To govern the College of Creative Studies in accordance with the provisions of Divisional Bylaw 40A.

(AM 27 May 04; AM 01 June 06; AM 8 Mar 07; AM 09 Mar 17)


College of Engineering (1 - 6)

Section 1: General Provisions

1. Functions

The Faculty of the College of Engineering is a committee of the Santa Barbara Division of the Academic Senate. Subject to the authority of the Graduate Council in graduate matters and to the Committee on General Education over the courses in general education and to the Committee on Undergraduate Courses regarding undergraduate courses of instruction [see Divisional Bylaws 110(B), 105, and 145], the Faculty of the College of Engineering shall be responsible to the Santa Barbara Division for the supervision of the College of Engineering in all such matters of admissions, curricula, and instruction as fall within the jurisdiction of the Division. [See Divisional Bylaw 40(A).]

2. Membership

The membership of the Faculty of the College of Engineering is that specified in Divisional Bylaws 40(B) and 165. Instructors of less than two years' service may not vote. (Divisional Bylaws 5(C) and 240).

3. Officers

  1. Selection

    A chair is appointed annually by the Executive Committee (see Section 2, below).
  2. Duties

    The chair presides at meetings of the Faculty.

4. Meetings

  1. Frequency

    The Faculty meets at least once each year as scheduled by the chair in consultation with the dean. Other meetings may be held at the call of the chair, the Executive Committee (see Section 2, below), or upon written request of a quorum of voting members of the Faculty. (Divisional Bylaw 215, per Bylaw 180).
  2. Quorum

    Fifteen voting members constitute a quorum. (Am 8 Mar 79)

Section 2: Committees

5. Executive Committee

[see Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.93.A, Appendix II]

  1. Membership

    This committee consists of the Dean and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies of the College, both ex officio, who may not serve as chair, and ten elected members, five elected each year for two-year terms, one from each of the five departments, and who are ineligible for immediate re-election. In addition, there is one undergraduate student and one graduate student representative, both non-voting. The undergraduate representative shall consist of the Chair of the Engineering Student Council, and the graduate student representative shall be determined in accordance with a nomination process coordinated by the Associate Dean in consultation with the academic departments. (Am 4 Dec 14)
  2. Officers

    At its first meeting after the last day of each Spring Quarter, the Vice Chair from the previous year automatically becomes Chair, and the Executive Committee elects a new Vice-Chair from among the five members whose two-year terms are just beginning. (Am 10 Feb 12)
  3. Replacements

    If an elected member is unable to complete a term and the vacancy occurs after the annual general election, the Executive Committee shall request the Committee on Committees to appoint a replacement to fill a vacancy until the next general election takes place.
  4. Authority

    The Committee by majority vote (six) represents the Faculty in all aspects of the academic administration of the College. (Am 3 June 93)
  5. Duties

    1. To assist the Dean in the Administration of the College of Engineering.
    2. To exercise such portions of the authority of the Faculty as are specifically delegated to the Committee by the Faculty.
    3. To submit curricular and general policy recommendations to the Faculty.
    4. To make recommendations to the Faculty regarding petitions of students and any other matters referred to the Committee for presentation to the Faculty.
    5. To supplement its membership by co-opting ad hoc consultants, who shall be non-voting members, as may be necessary in the discharge of its duties. Prior to each such action full details shall be reported to the Faculty.
    6. At its discretion, to authorize the Dean of the College of Engineering to administer those regulations of the Academic Senate and the Division which apply to students enrolled in the College; to approve such suspensions of the regulations as he or she deems necessary or equitable in individual cases; to supervise students who are subject to probation or dismissal, and to take appropriate action in the case of each student. The Dean shall report annually to the committee concerning his or her exercise of such authority and this report shall be distributed to the Faculty.

Section 3: Modification of Bylaws

6.

Except for Bylaws 1 and 2, any of these Bylaws may be modified at any meeting of the Faculty in accordance with the procedure prescribed in Divisional Bylaw 190, per Bylaw 180.

College of Letters & Science (1 - 5)

Section 1: General Provisions

1. Membership and Duties

The membership and duties of the Faculty of the College of Letters and Science are those specified in Divisional Bylaws 40(B) and 170. Instructors of less than two years' service may not vote. (Divisional Bylaws 5(C) and 240)

2. Officers

The chair and secretary of the Executive Committee (see Section 2, below) are chair and secretary of the Faculty.

3. Meetings

  1. Frequency

    The Faculty meets at such times as it may determine, or at the call of the Executive Committee (see Section 2, below). At the written request of a quorum of voting members of the Faculty, the Executive Committee must call a meeting. (Divisional Bylaw 215, per Bylaw 180)
  2. Presiding Officer

    The secretary serves as chair in the absence of the chair.
  3. Quorum

    Fifty voting members are a quorum. (Am 12 Feb 81)
  4. Authority in Questions

    Questions of order not covered by legislation are governed by Robert's Rules of Order, or Sturgis Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure, at the option of the agency involved. (Am 12 Feb 81)

Section 2: Committees

4. Executive Committee

[see Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.93.A, Appendix II]

  1. Membership

    The committee consists of the Executive Dean of the College, ex officio, the Dean of Undergraduate Education of the College, ex officio, and six members elected for three terms, two members each from the three divisions of the College: Humanities and Fine Arts; Mathematical, Life and Physical Sciences; and Social Sciences. No two members should be from the same Department. Any member previously elected for a term of less than three years may serve for a term of up to three years. After the completion of their three-year terms, members will be ineligible for immediate re-election. Academic Senate members are allowed to vote only in the divisions(s) associated with their academic appointment(s). The Associated Students and the Graduate Student Association each shall have a representative on the FEC. Although these members do not formally vote, they participate fully in the discussions, providing valuable input into matters pending before the Committee. (Am 27 Sep 05; Am 26 May 11; Am 26 Apr 12; Am 4 Dec 14; Am 20 Oct 16)
  2. Officers

    The Committee selects from its elected members a chair and a secretary.
  3. Replacements

    If an elected member is unable to complete a term and the vacancy occurs after the annual general election, the Executive Committee shall request the Committee on Committees to appoint a replacement to fill the vacancy until the next general election takes place.
  4. Duties

    1. To represent the Faculty in all aspects of the academic administration of the College, including:
      1. oversight of the welfare of students;
      2. administration of the General Education program for the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Fine Arts, subject to the authority of the Divisional Committee on General Education. (Am 13 Jan 83)
      3. collaboration with the Faculties of the colleges and schools at Santa Barbara in the development of General Education programs for other Bachelor's degrees;
      4. administration of requirements or their equivalents for major programs offered in the College;
      5. approval of proposals for the establishment of new majors or group majors in consultation with the Divisional Committee on Educational Policy and Academic Planning;
      6. periodic review of existing major and instructional programs in consultation with the Divisional Committee on Educational Policy and Academic Planning;
      7. review of all undergraduate course requests submitted by the College;
      8. review of and recommendation to the Executive Dean of the College regarding proposals submitted by him/her for the establishment of new departments or for modifications of existing departments; (Am 27 Sep 05)
      9. action for the Faculty on matters of business included in the Call for a Faculty meeting which was adjourned for lack of a quorum. Such actions shall be subject to the Divisional rules on referendum.
    2. To authorize the Dean of Undergraduate Studies of the College, at the committee's discretion, to administer the Divisional and Senate regulations concerning students, including the suspension of the regulations in individual instances, and to supervise and take appropriate action in individual cases of students subject to probation or dismissal. (Am 27 Sep 05)
    3. To establish and maintain liaison with the Executive Committees of the other colleges and schools in the Division.
    4. To appoint all committees of the Faculty for which no other provision is made.
    5. (Am 22 Apr 99)

Section 3: Modification of Bylaws

5.

Except for Bylaw 1, any of these Bylaws may be modified at any meeting of the Faculty in accordance with the procedure described in Divisional Bylaw 190, per Bylaw 180.

Bren School of Environmental Science & Management

Section 1: General Provisions

1. Functions

The Faculty of the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management is a committee of the Santa Barbara Division of the Academic Senate. Subject to the authority of the Graduate Council in graduate matters, the Faculty shall be responsible to the Santa Barbara Division for the supervision of the Bren School in all such matters of admissions, curricula, and instruction as fall within the jurisdiction of the division. [See Divisional Bylaw 40(A).]

The Bren School and its facilities exist to further and support instruction and research in environmental science and management. This involves the furtherance of knowledge, the education of students, and the transfer of findings to students and the public. The mission of the Bren School is to solve environmental problems. The Bren School develops interdisciplinary solutions to environmental problems, trains environmental leaders, and works for a sustainable future.

2. Membership

The membership of the Faculty of the Bren School is that specified in Divisional Bylaw 40(B).

3. Officers

The Chair of the Faculty Executive Committee serves as the chair of Faculty meetings and represents the Faculty to the Dean and staff (Section 2 describes the election process.)

4. Meetings

  1. Frequency

    The Faculty meets at least once each quarter as scheduled by the Chair of the Faculty Executive Committee. Other meetings may be held at the call of the Dean or Chair of the Faculty Executive Committee, or upon written request of a quorum of eligible voting members of the Faculty (Divisional Bylaw 215, per Bylaw 180). Membership rules for meetings, voting, and other participation in Academic Unit governance shall be governed by Senate Bylaw 55 (Departmental Voting Rights), except as noted below.
  2. Quorum

    A quorum of at least one half the eligible ladder faculty must be present at any meeting where a vote is taken. Faculty members not in attendance will be polled by e-mail or telephone if at least one faculty member requests a poll. A poll may be taken either in the absence of a meeting or from a meeting where fewer than a quorum attend. Polled faculty must respond within 72 hours of the request for a vote, or other longer interval as determined by the Chair of the Faculty Executive Committee.
  3. Rules of Order

    Questions of order not covered by legislation are governed by Robert’s Rules of Order.
  4. Ballots

    All ballots on appointments, promotions and merit increases will be by secret ballot. A secret ballot on any other issue is required if at least one faculty member requests a secret ballot.
  5. Faculty with Additional Campus Administrative Positions or Joint Appointments

    Bren School Faculty with additional campus administrative positions or joint appointments in other departments participate in Bren School matters as regular Senate Faculty. Votes by these faculty members each count as one, even if their percentage of appointment in the Bren School is less than 100%. Continuing Lecturers may participate in Faculty meetings but they do not vote on Bren School matters although they may be consulted. Visiting Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Affiliated Faculty (those with a 0% appointment in the Bren School), researchers and Unit 18 Lecturers do not participate in Bren School Faculty meetings or vote on Bren School matters, although they may be consulted unofficially.
  6. Voting

    Voting on appointments is open to all Ladder Faculty. The designation of all other voting rights follows Academic Senate Bylaw 55 Sec. B, paragraphs 2-6, without exception.
  7. Emeriti

    Emeriti Faculty are sometimes consulted in critical Bren School issues, but they do not vote. Upon request, they may attend Faculty meetings.
  8. Graduate Student Representatives

    Graduate student representatives will serve on a MESM Dean’s Advisory Council (MESM DAC) consisting of 3 first-year MESM students and 3 second-year MESM students elected by MESM students and PhD Dean’s Advisory Council (PhD DAC) consisting of up to 5 PhD students elected by PhD students and representing each year.

    One second-year MESM student, elected by MESM students, will serve on the MESM Program Committee along with 2 faculty members appointed by the Dean, and staff.

    At least one PhD DAC member, elected by PhD students, will serve on the PhD Program Committee along with 2 faculty members appointed by the Dean, and staff.

    One PhD student representative selected by the chair of the search committee will be invited to serve as a non-voting member on a search committee for a new faculty recruitment.

  9. Minutes

    Minutes of Bren School Faculty meetings are taken by the Assistant to the Dean and posted to the Faculty Wiki. Bren School Faculty, Continuing Lecturers and administrative staff who support Faculty meetings will be granted access to the Faculty Wiki.

Section 2: Committees

1. Faculty Executive Committee

(see Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.93.A, Appendix II)

  1. Membership

    The Faculty Executive Committee consists of four Academic Senate Faculty members, at least one of them tenured, elected at large from among those holding Faculty appointments in the Bren School at greater than 0% and the Bren School Dean (ex officio). In special circumstances, and with concurrence of two-thirds of the voting faculty, membership may be extended for limited periods of time to other members of the Academic Senate at UCSB or other UC campuses.
  2. Officers

    The Faculty Executive Committee selects its Chair from one of its tenured members by a vote of Faculty Executive Committee members.
  3. Tenure

    Members serve for two consecutive years, with half of the membership changing every year. Members may be re-elected for additional terms.
  4. Replacements

    Vacancies in the elected membership occurring during the term of office are filled for the remainder of the vacating member’s term by request of the Faculty Executive Committee. A vacancy is defined as an absence of more than one consecutive academic quarter.
  5. Authority

    The Faculty Executive Committee, by majority vote, represents the Faculty in all aspects of the academic administration of the Bren School.
  6. Duties

    1. To assist the Dean in administration of the Bren School.
    2. To exercise such portions of the authority of the Faculty as are specifically delegated to the Faculty Executive Committee by the Faculty.
    3. To submit curricular and general policy recommendations to the Faculty.
    4. To make recommendations to the Faculty regarding petitions of students and any other matters referred to the Faculty Executive Committee for presentation to the Faculty.
    5. To supplement its membership by seeking ad hoc consultants, who shall be non-voting members, as may be necessary in the discharge of its duties. Prior to each such action, full details shall be reported to the Faculty.
    6. At its direction, to authorize the Dean of the Bren School to administer those regulations of the Academic Senate and the Division that apply to students enrolled in the Bren School; to approve such suspensions of the regulations as deemed necessary or equitable in the individual cases; to supervise students who are subject to probation or dismissal, and to take appropriate action in the case of each student. The Dean shall report annually to the Faculty concerning his or her exercise of such authority.

2. Personnel Committee

The Personnel Committee consists of all members of the Bren School Academic Senate Faculty. The Dean will appoint, with advice from the Faculty Executive Committee, a full professor from the Bren School Academic Senate Faculty to serve a two-year term as Chair of the Personnel Committee. The Dean also will appoint, with advice from the Faculty Executive Committee, a Vice Chair to serve with the Chair. The Personnel Committee Chair shall have served previously as a Chair or Vice Chair of the Personnel Committee or shall have equivalent experience. Vacancies of more than one academic quarter in the Chair or Vice Chair positions occurring during the term of office will be filled by appointment by the Bren School Dean. The duties of the Personnel Committee are to oversee all aspects of the academic personnel process for the Bren School, culminating with the composition of the department letters on appointment, merit and promotion cases. Voting on personnel cases follows Academic Senate Bylaw 55, Section B paragraph 2-6, without exception.

3. Standing Committees

At the beginning of the academic year, the Dean, in consultation with the Faculty and senior staff, designates the membership of and appoints a chairperson to each of the standing committees of the Bren School.

Section 3: Modification of Bylaws

Except for Bylaws 1 and 2 in Sec. 1, any of these Bylaws may be modified at any meeting of the Faculty in accordance with the procedure prescribed in Divisional Bylaw 190, per Bylaw 180.

(AM 08 June 16)


Gevirtz Graduate School of Education (1 - 5)

Section 1: General Provisions

1. Membership and Duties

The membership and duties of the Faculty of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education (GGSE) are those specified in Divisional Bylaws 40 (B) and 145

2. Officers

The chair of the Executive Committee (see Section 2 below) serves as chair of the Faculty of the School and the vice chair serves as secretary. In the absence of the chair, the secretary (vice chair) presides at meetings of the Faculty.

3.Meetings

  1. Frequency

    The Faculty meets at least once each academic year. At any time during the academic year, the dean or chair may call a meeting. At the written request of five voting members of the Faculty, a meeting must be called by the chair, or by his/her designate in the chair's absence or disability [Divisional Bylaw 170 per Bylaw 315].
  2. Quorum

    A simple majority of voting members constitutes a quorum.

Section 2: Committees

4. Executive Committee

[see Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.93.A, Appendix I]

  1. Membership

    - This committee includes:
    1. Seven GGSE Academic Senate voting members elected from three units in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education: Department of Education faculty (3 members) with at least one Representative associated with Teacher Education Program; Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology (3 members); and Representative from Credential Advising Committee (1 member)
    2. The Dean of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, serving as a non-voting ex-officio member;
    3. In addition, the GGSE Executive Committee must have three non-voting members: two elected student representatives: Department of Education (1 member) and Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology (1 member) and an elected representative of the GGSE non-Senate faculty (1 member), who alternates each year (or each term) between CCSP and Education.
    4. (Am 27 Jan 11)
  2. Replacements

    Vacancies in the elected membership occurring during the first term of office are filled by the unit to be represented for the remainder of the unexpired term.
  3. Tenure

    Members serve for two consecutive years, with half the membership changing every year. Members may be re-elected for additional terms.
  4. Officers

    The chair of the Committee serves in that capacity during his or her second year on the Committee, after being elected by majority vote of the Executive Committee as vice-chair at the beginning of the first year of his or her term. The dean is ineligible to serve as chair or vice chair.
  5. Duties

    This committee carried out Faculty Senate business in accordance with the Faculty Senate Bylaws. This committee advises the dean on the responsibilities of administration in the Graduate School and makes recommendation concerning general policy and curricula. In consultation with the Dean of the Graduate School and with the approval of the Executive Committee, the Chair appoints committees not otherwise provided for.

Section 3: Modification of Bylaws

5.

Except for Bylaw 1, any of these Bylaws may be modified at any meeting of the Faculty in accordance with the procedure prescribed in Divisional Bylaw 160 {Modification of Legislation}, per Bylaw 150 {Uniformity of Procedures} (Am 3 June 93; Am 23 Oct 03).