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40. Faculties [See Bylaws of Faculties, Appendix I]

  1. Powers and Duties.

    1. The government and supervision of each college and school at Santa Barbara is vested in the Faculty concerned, except that undergraduate programs and all graduate study and higher degrees shall be administered in accordance with the rules and coordinating powers of the Undergraduate and Graduate Councils. [See Bylaws 75D and 115D] (Am 30 May 02)
    2. A Faculty may delegate portions of its authority to its committees or executive officers. [See Senate Bylaw 50D and Divisional Legislative Ruling D1.93.A, Appendix II; for more on Faculty Executive Committees, see Appendix I, Bylaws of Faculties Responsible to the Divisional Academic Senate: Bylaws of the Faculty of the College of Creative Studies, section 2(4); Bylaws of the Faculty of the College of Engineering, section 2(5); Bylaws of the College of Letters and Science, section 2(4); Bylaws of the Graduate School of Education, section 2(4); and Bylaws of the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, section 2(4)] (Am 22 Apr 99)
    3. In individual cases of minor curricular adjustments a Faculty may approve petitions of students to graduate under suspension of Divisional or Senate Regulations.
    4. Final responsibility for approving on behalf of the Santa Barbara Division the award of degrees, certificates, and honors at Graduation rests with the Faculty concerned, or with the Graduate Council in the case of higher degrees. This duty may be delegated to a committee or administrative officer. The list of persons approved for degrees or credentials is filed with the Vice Chair/Secretary of the Division by the Registrar.
    5. In the exercise of its jurisdiction over scholastically disqualified undergraduate students, a Faculty may suspend the regulations regarding dismissal, or specify conditions for such suspension, and may permit students dismissed under these regulations to return to the University.
    6. Agencies and administrative officers empowered by a Faculty to exercise its authority to administer or suspend regulations regarding graduation and scholastic disqualification shall report periodically to the Faculty concerning the discharge of their responsibility.
  2. Membership.

    The membership of each Faculty is determined by the Bylaws of the Division, and includes the following persons only:
    1. The President of the University,
    2. The Chancellor at Santa Barbara,
    3. The chief administrative officer of the college or school,
    4. All members of the Division who are members of departments assigned to the college or school,
    5. Such other members of the Senate as are specified in the Bylaws of the Division. [See Senate Bylaw 45]
  3. Voting Eligibility.

    Only voting members of the Senate are eligible to vote in the Faculties of which they are members. [See Senate Bylaw 45; Senate Legislative Ruling U12.75, Appendix II]
  4. Organization of Faculties.

    Subject to the supervisory and coordinating powers of the Divisional Committee on Rules, Jurisdiction and Elections, and to the provisions of Divisional and Senate legislation, each Faculty may organize, select its officers and committees, and adopt procedural legislation. The Dean of the college or school is an ex officio member of the Executive Committee of the Faculty [See Divisional Legislative Ruling D1.93.A, Appendix II; Appendix I, Bylaws of Faculties Responsible to the Divisional Academic Senate: Bylaws of the Faculty of the College of Creative Studies, section 2(4); Bylaws of the Faculty of the College of Engineering, section 2(5); Bylaws of the College of Letters and Science, section 2(4); and Bylaws of the Graduate School of Education, section 2(4)], but he/she is not eligible to serve as Chair of the Faculty or of the Executive Committee. The Chair of the Faculty and members of the Executive Committee shall be selected by the Faculty. [See Senate Bylaw 50C]
  5. Recommendations by Faculties.

    Except as provided in Bylaw 10B, each Faculty may present to the Faculty Legislature recommendations and proposed modifications of Divisional legislation. The Faculty Legislature or the Divisional Chair may from time to time impose specific duties on a Faculty. [See Senate Bylaw 50D] (Am 11 Feb 71)