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Part I: Introduction

Chapter 1 - BYLAWS

1.1. AUTHORIZATION

These Bylaws are authorized by Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Code Title 2, Chapter 1.

1.2. SCOPE OF THE BYLAWS

These Bylaws provide for the organizational and administrative structure and personnel policies and procedures for the faculty of the Student Services Division and shall be consistent with the laws of the United States, the laws of the State of Nevada, the NSHE Code (http://system.nevada.edu/Board-of-R/Handbook/TITLE-2---/index.htm), and the University of Nevada, Reno Bylaws (http://www.unr.edu/facultysenate/bylaws/UNR%20Bylaws/unr-bylaws-11-18-09-2.pdf). In the event of a conflict between the Student Services Bylaws and the University of Nevada, Reno Bylaws and/or the NSHE Code, the latter shall prevail. These bylaws shall be considered as adopted and in full force and effect upon approval by a majority of the Student Services faculty, by the Vice President for Student Services, and by the President of the University.

1.3. AMENDMENT OF BYLAWS

Any member of the Student Services faculty may propose amendments to these Bylaws. Proposed amendments shall be submitted in writing to the Division Personnel Committee, which shall review and recommend within twenty (20) working days. If approved by a majority of the Division Personnel Committee, the proposed amendment shall be considered as adopted and in full force and effect upon review of the Faculty Senate Bylaws and Code Committee, approval by a majority of the Student Services faculty (voting by secret ballot), by the Vice President for Student Services, and by the President. Amendments may also be considered if presented by petition of 20% of Student Services faculty to the Vice President for Student Services. Minor editorial changes which do not affect the context or meaning may be made without formal amendment upon approval by a majority of the faculty.

1.4. INTERPRETATION OF BYLAWS

Questions of interpretation of the Bylaws shall be directed to the Division Personnel Committee, which shall review the questions and forward recommendations within twenty (20) working days after receipt of inquiries to the Vice President for Student Services. The Vice President for Student Services shall rule on the questions within ten (10) working days after receipt of the Division Personnel Committee's recommendations.

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