The following definitions apply to all matters within the jurisdiction of the Santa Barbara Division.
Bylaws are statements that define the source of authority, membership, powers, duties, and organization of the Senate, its Divisions, and their various agencies. In essence, they are a constitution for the Senate and its component parts and express the philosophy and purpose of academic self-government and participation by the faculty in the administration of the University as stipulated in The Standing Orders of The Regents.
Regulations are statements that implement the routine application of the Bylaws to University matters such as admission and degree requirements and the authorization and supervision of courses, within the jurisdiction of the Academic Senate. Divisional regulations may neither modify nor conflict with Senate Bylaws or Regulations.
The term "legislation" denotes Bylaws and Regulations of a Senate agency.
Modification of Legislation.
The term "modification of legislation" denotes enactment of new legislation and amendment or repeal of existing legislation.
The term "day" denotes a day of instruction unless the contrary is specified. A specific exception is made for notices of meetings of the Division and the Faculty Legislature. For these notices all calendar days from the beginning of the fall term to the end of the spring term are counted; however, after a holiday or academic recess, only emergency meetings of a legislative agency may occur before the third day of instruction.
Memorial to The Regents.
The term "Memorial to the Regents" designates a declaration or petition addressed to the President for transmission to The Regents. (Am 23 Apr 98) [See Senate Bylaw 90]
Memorial to the President.
The term "Memorial to the President" designates a declaration or petition addressed to the President but not intended for transmission to The Regents.
(Am 23 Apr 98) [See Senate Bylaw 90; Am 4/98]