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10. Divisional Powers And Duties
On behalf of the Santa Barbara Division, the Faculty Legislature is empowered to receive and consider reports and recommendations from Divisional and University committees of the Senate, from local administrative officers, and from other Divisions. The Division delegates to the Faculty Legislature the Division's authority to originate and take final action on legislation affecting only the Santa Barbara campus, to establish Faculties in colleges and schools at the Santa Barbara campus, and to submit reports and recommendations to members of the entire Academic Senate or to the Senate Assembly regarding changes in Senate legislation and any other matters of general concern. The Division may originate and transmit memorials on any matter of University concern directly to the President with copies to the Assembly. Such memorials may also be transmitted to the Assembly for its consideration and concurrence. Memorials to The Regents on any matter of University concern may be originated either by a Division or by the Assembly, but no memorial shall be transmitted to the President to be laid before The Regents unless it has been approved by a ballot submitted to the voting members of the Senate as provided in Senate Bylaw 90. The Faculty Legislature exercises for the Santa Barbara Division all powers of the Academic Senate not specifically delegated to the Senate Assembly or to the standing councils and committees of the Senate. (Am 22 Apr 99; Am 31 Oct 02)
Authorization Of Courses, Curricula, And Higher Degrees.
The Faculty Legislature authorizes and supervises all undergraduate and graduate courses of instruction and curricula in the colleges and schools and Graduate Division on the Santa Barbara campus. Proposals for new academic programs leading to existing or new degrees or Graduate Certificates require final approval by the Faculty Legislature before they may be implemented, or transmitted to the Coordinating Committee on Graduate Affairs. Proposals to disestablish academic programs leading to degrees require final approval of the Faculty Legislature, after full campus review and recommendation by the Undergraduate Council or Graduate Council before disestablishment may be implemented or transmitted to the Coordinating Committee on Graduate Affairs. (Am 22 Apr 99; Am 30 May 02) [See Senate Legislative Ruling U4.84, Appendix II]
Minor changes in the curricula of colleges and schools at Santa Barbara, except in matters of general education requirements, may be made by their Faculties. Significant curricular changes must be approved by the Undergraduate Council or Graduate Council. Curricular changes that require modification of legislation are subject to approval by the Faculty Legislature upon recommendation by the Undergraduate Council or Graduate Council. (Am 22 Apr 99; Am 30 May 02)
No change in the curriculum of any college or school shall be made by any legislative agency of the Academic Senate until the proposed change has been submitted to the formal consideration of the Faculty concerned. [Senate Bylaw 51]
The Faculties of the respective colleges and schools approve candidates for undergraduate degrees who have completed the requirements for such degrees; approval of candidates for graduate degrees is made by the Graduate Council. Recommendations for all such degrees are made to the President of the University under the authorization of the Faculty Legislature. [See Senate Bylaw 312.A2]