Article I. General Powers
1.1 The procedures for operating under this Constitution shall be specified in the Bylaws.
1.2 These Bylaws shall be compatible with this Constitution and with the policies and procedures of the University.
Article II. Dean/Chief Executive Officer
1.1 The Dean shall report to the faculty at least annually on the state of the College of Pharmacy (CoP).
1.2 The Dean’s responsibilities with regard to the fiscal management of the CoP include:
1.2.1 Develop a financial plan and budget for the CoP in consultation with the collegiate leaders and consistent with the CoP’s strategic plan.
1.2.2 Exercise budget authority and accountability for all funds of the CoP from all internal and external sources.
1.2.3 Manage the allocation of resources, oversight, and monitoring of financial performance.
1.2.4 Guide the CoP’s development and fundraising programs.
1.2.5 Report on the CoP’s budget to the College Assembly: the proposed budget submitted to the appropriate University authorities, the budget approved by the appropriate University authorities, any changes to the approved budget, and expenditures against the budget.
1.3 The Dean shall be responsible for the allocation of the CoP space resources and equipment in accordance with established University and CoP policies and after consultation with the Executive Central Council.
1.4 The Dean shall appoint representatives to organizations external to the CoP in consultation with the Central Council.
1.5 The Dean shall be responsible for the management of the CoP’s human resources in accordance with established University and CoP policies and the CoP’s strategic plan, and in consultation with the Executive Council.
1.6 The Dean shall represent the CoP in the development and implementation of Office of Academic Clinical Affairs policies, procedures, interscholastic programs, and operations.
1.7 The Dean shall provide leadership for educational, research, and service programs within the CoP, and shall be responsible for their quality.
1.8 The dean shall determine the administrative and organizational structure most effective for accomplishing the goals and strategies of the CoP in consultation with the Central Council and the Faculty Consultative Committee.
Article III. Faculty
1.1 The Voting Faculty may extend College Assembly voting privileges to individuals who do not meet the criteria for permanent voting privileges. Such privileges would be extended indefinitely unless and until revoked by the Voting Faculty.
1.2 The Voting Faculty may extend College Assembly voting privileges to representatives from each of the Other Constituencies (Constitution, Article IV).
1.3 The Voting Faculty shall elect representatives to the University Senate and Faculty Advisory Committee for the Health Sciences (FACHS), in accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws of those organizations. Anyone eligible to serve as an elected representative to these organizations can serve as an alternate representative.
1.4 The Voting Faculty shall elect representatives and/or alternate representatives to professional societies and other organizations external to the University in which the CoP has membership and which require an elected representative.
1.5 The CoP and/or the Departments may extend without-salary faculty appointments to individuals who contribute to the unit’s teaching, research, and/or service missions.
1.5.1 Departments will determine criteria for appointment and promotion of Departmental without-salary faculty appointments.
1.5.2 The CoP will determine criteria for appointment and promotion of Collegiate without-salary faculty appointments.
1.5.3 For appointment and promotion of Collegiate without-salary faculty, appointments are described in the CoP’s Personnel Plan.
Article IV. Other Constituencies
Section 1. Academic Professional and Administrative (P&A), Civil Service and Bargaining Unit (CSBU) Staff Council
1.1 The Staff Council shall consist of members of the P&A and CSBU staff of the College of Pharmacy (CoP), selected by procedures established by the P&A and CSBU staff.
1.2 The Staff Council shall operate under its own operational guidelines in a manner consistent with this Constitution with the specified powers:
1.2.1 The Staff Council shall make written and verbal recommendations to the Dean, the administration, faculty and staff committees, and CoP governance on matters of concern to the P&A and CSBU staff. Written recommendations shall become part of the official records.
1.2.2 The Staff Council is designated as the representative body of the P&A and CSBU staff for consultation.
1.2.3 The Staff Council shall recommend members of the P&A and CSBU staff to serve on committees and task forces where designated and as required by University guidelines.
1.2.4 The Staff Council shall be entitled to present issues to any CoP committee on which P&A and CSBU staff have no members.
Section 2. Professional Student Council
2.1 The Professional Student Council (PSC) shall consist of members of the professional student body of the CoP. Members shall be selected in accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws of that organization and shall be broadly representative of the student body such that equitable representation is possible from all professional programs.
2.1.1 The PSC is designated as the representative body of professional students for consultation.
2.1.2 The PSC shall operate under its own Constitution and Bylaws in a manner consistent with this Constitution.
Section 3. Graduate Student Council
3.1 The Graduate Student Council (GSC) shall consist of graduate students of the CoP, with at least one student representing each graduate program, selected by procedures established by the graduate students.
3.2 The GSC shall operate under its own operational guidelines in a manner consistent with this Constitution, with the specified powers.
3.2.1 The GSC is designated as the representative body of the graduate students for consultation.
3.2.2 The GSC shall recommend students to serve on committees and task forces of the CoP where designated and as required by University guidelines.
3.2.3 GSC designees shall be entitled to meet with any CoP committee on which there are no graduate student members.
Article V. Governance/Administrative Structure
Section 1. College Assembly
1.1 An assembly of all College of Pharmacy faculty (the College Assembly) shall give collective voice to faculty in matters of governance, in accordance with university, collegiate, and departmental procedures, policies, constitution, and bylaws.
1.2 In addition to the Voting Faculty, the voting members of College Assembly will include at least one member of the Staff Council, at least one representative from the Professional Student Council, and at least one member of the Graduate Student Council, plus any individuals to whom Voting Faculty have extended voting privileges. These voting privileges are extended to all matters of College Assembly with the exception of amendments to these Constitution and Bylaws.
1.3 The College Assembly’s responsibilities shall include, but need not be limited to the following: act on committee recommendations; approve professional curricular changes (including new academic programs and discontinuance of programs); approve policies for the governance and administration of the CoP, in accordance with the University guidelines; approve the CoP’s strategic plan; approve committee charges and charters; provide input to the Dean, administrative officers, and committees; and serve as the primary vehicle for communication among all members of the CoP.
1.3.1 College Assembly will include program-specific assemblies aligned with each professional disciplinary area offered by the College.
1.3.2 Program-specific assemblies shall be the Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) Assembly, the Occupational Therapy (OT) Assembly and the Pharmacy Assembly.
1.4 The College Assembly shall approve all policies and guidelines not aligned with specific professional programs. A program-specific assembly shall approve all policies and guidelines regarding professional student admission, curricular structure and academic standing related to the professional program, and within University guidelines.
1.5 The College Assembly shall hold regular meetings at least two (2) times each year, at the call of the Dean. Special College Assembly meetings may be called at the Dean’s discretion, or upon petition by ten (10) or more of the Assembly voting members. Such meetings shall not be held except upon written notice to the Assembly voting members ten (10) business days prior to the scheduled meeting.
1.6 The Dean shall provide a written agenda and supporting documentation for items requiring a vote to all voting Assembly members within five (5) business days prior to all regular or special meetings to allow adequate consideration of all matters.
1.7 The Dean shall chair all College Assembly meetings. In the Dean’s absence, meetings shall be chaired by the Dean’s appointed representative, who shall be a Voting Faculty member of the College Assembly.
1.8 All College Assembly meetings shall proceed according to Robert’s Rules of Order, to the extent that such rules do not conflict with this Constitution or Bylaws.
1.9 Any issues requiring a vote shall be discussed in open assembly, before voting. Immediate voting may be conducted by voice, show of hands, or electronic polling. Any voting participant may call for a counted vote if the result of a voice vote is in dispute. A motion, with a second, to proceed to deferred (electronic) balloting following the conclusion of open discussion shall be accepted.
1.10 The presiding officer of any College Assembly meeting shall vote only in case of a tie.
1.11 A simple majority of the voting members shall constitute a quorum at all regular and special meetings of the College Assembly, provided there is representation from all departments. If a quorum is not present, business of the body may be conducted, however all business requiring a vote shall move to deferred voting.
1.12 Deferred balloting must afford all voting members the opportunity to vote. Balloting will remain open for a minimum of five (5) business days with a clearly identified time and date of balloting closure. The vote will be considered valid when a simple majority of Voting Faculty participate.
1.13 In the case of all Assemblies, all items of business voted upon shall be deemed passed upon a simple majority of participating voting members, unless otherwise provided in the Bylaws.
1.14 Any Collegiate faculty member, staff or student shall have floor privileges on all matters in the College Assembly meetings. The Dean, as chair of the College Assembly meetings, will recognize individuals as having the floor. The Dean can close debate if no one seeks the floor for further debate or by order of the Assembly (two-thirds vote of the voting members of the College Assembly who are present).
1.15 Deferred electronic means of balloting shall be used for elections of committee members and other representatives.
1.16 All members of standing committees have floor privileges for issues brought by that committee.
1.17 All standing committees are under the authority of the College Assembly, unless otherwise required.
Section 2: Committees
2.1 Standing Committees of the CoP may be Advisory or Consultative Committees. Advisory Committees report to the Dean or Dean’s designate and serve to advise the Dean in the allocation of resources and to assist in developing administrative policies and facilitating their implementation and adherence. Consultative Committees serve the role of governance in recommending to the College Assembly decisions pursuant to academic freedom and policy in research, teaching, and service and in promoting excellence in the CoP and University.
2.1.1 Standing Advisory Committees to the Dean include the Central Council, Executive Council and Committee for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility (CEDIA)
2.1.2 The Collegiate consultative committees are: Collegiate Education Council (CEC), Faculty Consultative Committee (FCC), and Graduate Educational Policy Committee (GEPC).
2.1.3 Consultative committees associated with each professional program in the College shall include, but are not limited to, Admissions, Education Program, Student Affairs, and Academic Standing. These committees shall establish written policies and procedures that support the respective educational program.
2.2 The Voting Faculty of the CoP may delegate part or all of its governing responsibilities to committees.
2.3 Standing Advisory committees (beyond those listed here) may be established by recommendation of the Dean or Central Council and after approval by a simple majority of the Voting Faculty.
2.4 Additional standing consultative committees (beyond those listed here) may be established only by recommendation of the Faculty Consultative Committee (FCC) and pursuant to an approved revision to these bylaws per procedures outlined in Article VII.
2.5 Appointments and election of members, chair, and chair-elect to standing committees will be made annually. Consideration will be given to interest, skills, continuity, and rotation.
2.6 The term of appointment on committees will be three years, unless otherwise noted. Committee members will be appointed for staggered terms. The term of appointment will begin following ratification of appointments and committee charges by the College Assembly or program-specific assemblies, unless otherwise noted.
2.7 The committee chair or department head may request replacement committee members when the committee or department decides that a member’s participation is inadequate. The request would be to the Executive Central Council, and would follow normal committee selection procedures.
2.8 Probationary faculty will not be appointed to standing committees during the first two years of their appointment. During years 3-6, they may be appointed to no more than one standing committee at any given time.
2.9 Any standing committee, the Central Council, the Executive Central Council, or the Dean can request formation of additional committees to address matters of the College as needed.
2.9.1 The standing committee, or the Dean, will suggest charges for the committee to the Executive Central Council. The Executive Central Council will determine the final membership, charges, and timeframe for any committee formed.
2.9.2 Committees requested by the Dean, or the Central Council or the Executive Central Council, will report to the Executive Council. Committees requested by standing committees will report to the originating standing committee.
2.10 The Professional Student Council, Graduate Student Council and Staff Council will recommend representatives for appointment to appropriate committees.
2.11 The chair and chair-elect of standing committees shall hold the rank of Associate or Full Professor. A faculty member should not be appointed as chair of more than one committee without his/her explicit approval.
2.12 Voting privileges for a standing committee shall be specified in the committee’s charter.
2.13 Standing committees will report their actions to the College Assembly at least once a year.
Section 3: Standing Advisory Committees
3.1 The standing advisory committees are advisory to the Dean and shall include the Central Council, Executive Central Council, and the Committee on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (CEDIA).
3.2 The Central Council aims to connect CoP leadership across the college for the purpose of advising the dean on key College priorities and directions and to facilitate open and transparent dialogue with staff and faculty in the organization. The council is responsible for advising the dean on strategic and mission-based priorities, challenges the organization faces, strategies to support organizational effectiveness, fiscal management as it relates to the University COMPACT process, and HR management in terms of engagement, professional development, and faculty hiring.
3.2.1 The council will serve as the committee on committees setting charges and identifying representatives for the College committees and recommending members to Health Science and University standing committees and positions when appropriate.
3.2.2 The members of the Central Council shall include the Dean, who shall serve as Chair, the Associate and Assistant Deans, Department Heads, Director of DEI, Operations Directors, Faculty Representatives from Pharmacy, OT and MLS, one (or more) members of the Staff Council, and one (or more) professional students.
3.3 The Executive Central Council is a representative body of leaders that advises the dean on key College priorities, strategic directions, and continuous quality improvement from the organization and works to support Central Council activities. The Executive Council will bring key collegiate issues and recommendations to the Central Council for consultation and action unless decisions are needed urgently by the Dean.
3.3.1 The members of the Executive Central Council shall include members as appointed by the Dean.
3.4 The Committee on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (CEDIA) shall advise the Dean concerning diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility within CoP.
3.4.1 The members of the CEDIA shall include four voting faculty, including representation from both campuses, two staff (P&A, CSBU), one PharmD student from TC, one PharmD student from Duluth, one graduate student (from any campus or program), one MLS student and one OT student, the HR Director (ex-officio), and one support staff member (ex-officio).
3.5 Additional advisory committees shall be established by charge or charter of the Dean.
Section 4: Standing Consultative Committees
4.1 The Faculty Consultative Committee (FCC) is responsible for faculty and alumni awards, faculty leaves and sabbaticals, Constitution and Bylaws, calling Faculty Assembly meetings, addressing faculty-based issues, and serving FCC roles as requested/defined by the University. The FCC is responsible for the Collegiate Review Committee for promotion and tenure.
4.1.1 The members of FCC shall include one Regular Faculty member from each academic department, two at-large contract faculty holding Faculty Voting privileges, the College’s elected University Faculty Senators and the College’s elected Faculty Advisory Committee for Health Sciences (FACHS) member. Deans and Department Heads are excluded.
4.2 The Collegiate Education Committee (CEC) will provide oversight of interprofessional academic programs and other collegiate curricular offerings not otherwise required by programmatic need. The CEC shall serve to address academic standing and grievance issues escalated by a programmatic committee.
4.2.1 The members of the CEC shall include the Chair and Chair-Elect from each of the programmatically aligned Education Program Committees, one student from each of the professional programs and the Associate Dean for Professional Education (ex-officio).
4.3 The programmatically-aligned Admissions Committees (ACs) shall be responsible for development of admission policy, review of application files for the program and recommendation of offers of admission, and interview procedures, including preparation of applicant interviewers (if used).
4.3.1 The Occupational Therapy AC (OT-AC). The responsibilities of the OT-AC shall include development of admission policy, assignment of review of application files for the OT program, and recommendation of offers of admission.
18.104.22.168 Membership of the OT-AC shall include a minimum of 2 faculty from each performance location (Twin Cities and Rochester) and an additional faculty member, appointed by the Program Director, to serve as Chair. The committee may include ex-officio members as determined to be needed.
4.3.2 The MLS Admissions Committees (MLS-AC) shall be responsible for development of admission policy, review of application files for the program and recommendation of offers of admission. In addition, the MLS-AC will ensure adequate training of the applicant interviewers.
22.214.171.124 The membership of the MLS Admissions Committee shall include at least 3 Voting Faculty members and one representative from the Office of Admissions (ex officio). The size and membership may vary year to year.
4.3.3 The Pharmacy AC (P-AC).The responsibilities of the P-AC shall include development of admission policy, review of application files for the PharmD program and recommendation of offers of admission.
126.96.36.199 Membership of the Pharmacy AC shall include six faculty from the Twin Cities campus, two faculty from the Duluth campus and five PharmD students from the second and third professional year with proportional representation from both campuses. The Assistant Dean for Student Affairs shall serve as a co-chair with a faculty representative. Ex-officio members will be determined as needed.
4.4 The programmatically-aligned Education Program Councils (EPCs) shall be responsible for ensuring that all facets of the education program are meeting collegiate goals and accreditation standards. This role is in collaboration with the individuals holding administrative responsibility for the respective programs. Faculty work to creatively shape the courses and programs to ensure program outcomes as directed by accreditation are fulfilled. This includes review of curricular design and substantive changes, course approvals, oversight of student learning outcomes, as well as quality improvement of the student learning experience and performance of the curriculum through program data review, program evaluation and policy development.
4.4.1 Per accreditation standards, the OT Program Director shall be responsible for ensuring the program meets all accreditation requirements. In collaboration with the Program Director, the Occupational Therapy Education Program Council (OT-EPC) shall include program and curriculum design/development and evaluation to assure collegiate goals and accreditation standards are met.
188.8.131.52 Membership of OT-EPC shall be the OT Program director (or designee) as committee chair; OT faculty as assigned by the program director, including at least one faculty member who assumes a leadership role for the OTD program and a faculty member taking leadership of undergraduate programming (including integrated study plans); staff responsible for instructional development; and one support staff member (ex-officio).
4.4.2 Per accreditation standards, the MLS Program Director shall be responsible for ensuring the program meets all accreditation requirements. In collaboration with the Program Director, the MLS Education Program Council (MLS-EPC) shall guide program development to ensure that all facets of the education program are meeting collegiate goals and accreditation standards. This includes review of curricular design and substantive changes, course approvals, oversight of student learning outcomes, as well as quality improvement of the student learning experience and performance of the curriculum through program data review, program evaluation and policy development.
184.108.40.206 Membership of MLS-EPC shall include at least three Voting Faculty members and the MLS Program Director. Two seats shall be available for any undergraduate or professional students enrolled in an MLS program.
4.4.3 The Pharmacy Education Program Council (PEPC) is responsible for ensuring the program, including the curriculum, co-curriculum and curriculum support services, are meeting accreditation standards and collegiate goals as outlined in the College’s strategic plan. The PEPC’s goal is to facilitate quality and improvement within the Doctor of Pharmacy Program.
220.127.116.11 The members of PEPC shall include at least 7 faculty members, including at least one from each of the five pharmacy academic departments; administrative lead with responsibility for assessment and professional program quality (ex-officio); instructor in pre-health professions courses, health professions courses, and/or undergraduate course; instructor for skills instruction; staff responsible for instructional development; and one support staff member (ex-officio).
4.5 The programmatically-aligned Student Affairs Committees (SACs) shall be responsible for student life, advising, recommending students for scholarships/fellowships/awards, and nomination of students for national awards.
4.5.1 Additional responsibilities of the Occupational Therapy SAC (OT-SAC) include review of mentoring and advising programs for professional and undergraduate programs.
18.104.22.168 Membership of OT-SAC shall include the Program Director and at least two additional OT faculty, at least one student representative for each program in the department, and a professional education staff member (ex-officio). A faculty representative shall serve as the OT-SAC Coordinator.
4.5.2 The MLS-Student Affairs Committees (MLS-SAC) shall be responsible for student life, advising, recommending students for scholarships/fellowships/awards, and nomination of students for national awards.
22.214.171.124 The membership of the MLS Student Affairs Committee shall include at least three Voting Faculty members. Two seats shall be available for any undergraduate or professional students enrolled in an MLS program.
4.5.3 The Pharmacy SAC (P-SAC) is responsible for enhancing student experience in the Doctor of Pharmacy program, review of student advising and coaching programs; recommending PharmD students for scholarships, fellowships and awards; and nomination of PharmD students for national awards.
126.96.36.199 Membership of the P-SAC shall include faculty class advisors, four students (each representing a different year in the professional program, at least one from the Duluth campus), the Associate Dean for Student Affairs (ex-officio), a student services staff member from each campus (ex-officio), and one support staff member (ex-officio).
4.6 The programmatically-aligned Academic Standing Committees (ASCs) shall be responsible for addressing issues pertaining to the standards, continuation, and progress of students in the respective professional programs.
4.6.1 The OT Academic Standing Committee (OT-ASC) addresses issues pertaining to student conduct standards and progress of students, recommending action to the Program Director regarding continuation within the Program.
188.8.131.52 One faculty member from outside the Program, but within the University, as determined by Department Head and approved by the Program Director, one faculty member minimally involved with the situation under review, one OT fieldwork educator or clinician knowledgeable of the Program, and ex-officio members as needed.
4.6.2 The MLS Academic Standing Committees (MLS-ASC) shall be responsible to address issues pertaining to the standards, continuation, and progress of students in the program.
184.108.40.206 The membership of the MLS Academic Standing Committee shall include at least three Voting Faculty members, the MLS Program Director (ex-officio) and the advisor(s) (ex-officio) of any student(s) under consideration for academic standing action.
4.6.3 The Pharmacy ASC (P-ASC) addresses issues pertaining to the standards, continuation, and progress of students in the PharmD program.
220.127.116.11 Membership of the P-ASC shall include one faculty representative from each academic department participating in PharmD instruction, two students representing years 2 and 3 of the PharmD program, the Associate Dean for Professional Education (ex-officio) and a professional education staff member (ex-officio). The student representative for the class of the student under consideration does not vote.
Section 5: Faculty Assembly
5.1 A Faculty Assembly shall also exist whose purpose is to make recommendations and resolutions.
5.2 The members of the Faculty Assembly shall be the Voting Faculty, excluding Deans and Department Heads.
5.3 The Faculty Assembly will meet as needed. Meetings can be called by the FCC or by petition of at least ten (10) Voting Faculty, at least ten (10) business days prior to the meeting.
5.4 Those faculty calling the meeting can invite other participants.
5.5 The FCC Chair chairs the Faculty Assembly meetings.
Section 6. Establishing New Undergraduate and Professional Programs
6.1 Creation of a new degree program shall require a simple majority vote of the Voting Faculty in the College Assembly.
6.2 Programmatic Faculty shall consist of all Faculty in the CoP who deliver course offerings in a degree program, and those faculty who have been recommended for membership by the voting members of the degree program.
6.3 The Faculty of the degree program, under the supervision of the Dean or designate, will be responsible for carrying out the education of professional students. They shall have the direct responsibility and authority to:
6.3.1 Recommend membership in the faculty of the degree program for appointment by the Dean or designate, consistent with established programmatic criteria.
6.3.2 Establish standing committees responsible for admissions, curriculum, student affairs and academic standing as defined in Section 2 of this Article.
Section 7: Academic Departments
7.1 Academic Departments shall be created, merged or dissolved by the authority of the Dean, in consultation with the Central Council, FCC, the affected faculty, and College Assembly.
7.2 Department Voting Faculty must approve, by recommendation of the departmental P&T committee and by a simple majority of faculty eligible to vote on the appointment under consideration, any request to transfer into that Department.
7.3 Departments are responsible for educational programs in their respective disciplines and/or interdisciplinary area, and for the advancement of knowledge in their various fields.
7.4 Departments are responsible for annual review of probationary faculty, review of faculty for promotion and tenure, post-tenure review, and creating and maintaining policies and procedures regarding these matters.
7.5 All Voting Faculty shall have a Departmental affiliation. All Voting Faculty in each Department have the right to vote at the Department level on issues pertaining to that Department. Individual Departments shall have the right to extend or revoke Departmental voting rights to individuals who are not Voting Faculty.
7.6 Each Department shall establish written guidelines for matters of faculty decision, including but not limited to, merit review, promotion and tenure criteria, faculty appointment, and voting rights within the Department.
Section 8. Department Head
8.1 The Department Head reports directly to the Dean and works with the Dean(s) and other Department Heads to achieve Collegiate goals.
8.2 Shall preside over Departmental meetings and shall organize communication within the Department and provide a communication link between individuals in the Department and administration.
8.3 Shall perform those functions necessary for the operation of the Department and carry out other administrative duties as assigned by the Dean and the University.
8.4 Leads the faculty to develop Departmental vision, goals, and strategic direction aligned with the College’s strategic plan.
8.5 Shall provide leadership in developing research programs of the department and in organizing resources and facilities necessary to support those programs.
8.6 The Department Head coordinates the Department’s teaching within the CoP, including recommendation of personnel for specific courses.
8.7 Shall provide leadership and oversight for departmental service programs, including access, quality, scope, and the content of clinical programs, outreach, and University service.
8.8 The Department Head is responsible for the annual review of Department Faculty and others as assigned by the Dean. The Department Head is responsible for ensuring that the review of probationary faculty, promotion and tenure review, and post-tenure review are carried out by the Department according to the Department’s official policies and procedures.
8.9 Department Head Selection and Review.
8.9.1 Searches for Department Heads (internal or external) will be conducted in accordance with University search guidelines and in consultation with departmental faculty.
8.9.2 Department Head reviews will be conducted by the Dean with input from departmental faculty.
8.9.3 Department Head terms will be three years and are renewable at the discretion of the Dean.
8.10 The Department Head shall work with the CoP’s appointing authority (Dean) to define searches for Department affiliated individuals.
Article VI. Graduate Education
Section 1. Dean/Associate Dean
1.1 The Dean shall have the responsibility to promote graduate research and scholarly activities of the College of Pharmacy (CoP); provide fellowships, scholarships, and other research funds equitably to support such activities in all graduate education programs; and administer the disbursement of these funds with the advice and counsel of appropriate committees.
1.2 The Dean will consult with the College Assembly prior to signing a Memorandum of Understanding or Agreement establishing a Collegiate relationship with graduate programs involving other units.
Section 2. Governance
2.1 Graduate Faculty shall consist of all Voting Faculty in the CoP, who have membership in a graduate degree program, and those faculty who have been recommended for membership by the voting members of a graduate program.
2.2 The Voting Graduate Faculty of the CoP shall consist of Graduate Faculty for whom the CoP is responsible for 50% or more of the faculty member’s base salary.
2.3 Graduate degree programs shall be merged or dissolved by the authority of the Dean, in consultation with the Associate Dean for Graduate Education and the Director of Graduate Studies and Voting Graduate Faculty of the affected graduate degree program, and final approval by the Board of Regents.
2.4 Graduate degree programs shall be created by the authority of the Dean, in consultation with the Associate Dean for Graduate Education and with the Voting Graduate Faculty of the College with final approval by the Board of Regents.
2.5 The membership of the Graduate Education Policy Committee (GEPC) shall include the ADGE (ex-officio), the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) of each graduate degree program housed in the CoP, and a graduate student (ex officio) representative.
2.6 The GEPC will provide advice and counsel to the Dean to promote graduate education, research and scholarly activities in the CoP. GEPC will provide consultation to the ADGE for administration of the graduate degree programs, recommend approval of graduate courses, and develop CoP-wide administrative policies pertaining to graduate education as required by the Graduate School. Such CoP-wide policies will be adopted by a simple majority vote of all voting members of GEPC and approval by the Dean.
Section 3. Graduate Programs
3.1 With respect to governance, administration, and oversight, the CoP has primary responsibility for the graduate programs, which are recognized and empowered by the Graduate School and has shared responsibility for University Graduate Programs, as specified in the Memorandum of Understanding.
3.2 The Voting Graduate Faculty of the Graduate Program, as administered by the DGS under the supervision of the Dean or designate, will be responsible for carrying out the education of graduate students. They shall have the direct responsibility and authority to:
3.2.1 Recommend membership in the graduate faculty of the program for appointment by the Dean or designate, consistent with established Graduate School’s criteria.
3.2.2 Establish program specific policy for the conduct and administration of graduate programs.
3.2.3 Establish programmatic criteria for admission to the offered graduate degree programs.
3.2.4 Conduct annual reviews of graduate students in the program.
3.2.5 Establish eligibility criteria for program-administered awards, fellowships, scholarships, assistantships, and other forms of financial aid as well as make such awards.
3.2.6 Nominate students for fellowships, scholarships, and awards administered by the CoP, Graduate School, and other granting bodies when applicable.
3.2.7 Review and recommend for approval any proposed 5000 - 8000-level courses and instructors, prior to submission to GEPC.
3.2.8 Develop and maintain a graduate student handbook, which outlines program requirements, standards, policies and procedures.
3.2.9 Final approval of the graduate student defense committees and graduation applications according to the criteria established by the Graduate School and CoP.
Article VII. Ratification and Amendment
1.1 All members of the Voting Faculty prior to the effective date of these Bylaws shall be eligible to vote on the ratification of the articles contained herein.
1.2 Bylaws shall be adopted, amended, or deleted by two-thirds majority of those casting a vote.
1.3 Any proposed amendment, addition, or deletion of the Bylaws must be submitted as information to the Voting Faculty and representatives of the Other Constituencies at least ten (10) calendar days prior to the Voting Faculty vote.
1.4 A simple majority of Voting Faculty present at a meeting of the College Assembly may modify proposed amendments, additions, or deletions to the Bylaws. These modified amendments, additions, or deletions to the Bylaws shall be subject to the process indicated in sections 1.1 and 1.2 of this Article.
1.5 Bylaws become effective immediately after adoption by the Voting Faculty.
1.6 Final authority to interpret these Bylaws and their amendments shall reside with the Faculty Consultative Committee.
History of Changes and Approvals to this Document
July 28, 1989 Ratified by the CoP Faculty
June 21, 1990 Modified by the CoP Faculty
April 19, 1991 Modified by the CoP Faculty
April 17, 1992 Bylaws Modified by the CoP Faculty
July 15, 1998 Constitution and Bylaws Modified by the CoP Faculty
August 5, 1998 Bylaws Modified by the CoP Faculty
September 2, 1998 Constitution and Bylaws Modified by the CoP Faculty
October 9, 1998 Bylaws Modified by the CoP Faculty
May 16, 2001 Bylaws Modified by the CoP Faculty
June 25, 2001 Bylaws Modified by the CoP Faculty
July 8, 2002 Constitution and Bylaws Modified by the CoP Faculty
November 4, 2002 Constitution and Bylaws Modified by the CoP Faculty
January 8, 2004 Bylaws Modified by the CoP Faculty
September 7, 2004 Constitution and Bylaws modified by CoP Faculty
April 26, 2005 Bylaws Modified by the CoP Faculty
April 13, 2006 Bylaws Modified by the CoP Faculty
August 20, 2009 Bylaws Modified by the CoP Faculty
June 25, 2015 Constitution Modified by the CoP Faculty
July 27, 2015 Bylaws Modified by the CoP Faculty
May 18, 2017 Constitution and Bylaws Modified by the CoP Faculty
September 20,2018 Bylaws Modified by the CoP Faculty
July 29, 2020,Constitution Modified by the CoP Faculty
June 5, 2021,Constitution and Bylaws Modified by the CoP Faculty
September 29,2021,Constitution and Bylaws Modified by the CoP Faculty
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