Part II: Organizations of Student Services
Chapter 2 - DIVISION AND DEPARTMENT
2.1. DIVISION OF THE UNIVERSITY
Student Services, a major unit of the University, is the Division within the University as
provided in NSHE Title 2, Chapter 1. Student Services exists to recruit, retain, and graduate students. We accomplish this as part of the University's learning mission by creating a thriving campus
community which integrates the curricular and co-curricular experience and allows students to maximize achievement of their educational and personal goals.
2.2. UNITS OF STUDENT SERVICES
The Division of Student Services shall consist of three major units:
- Student Success Services
- Student Life Services
- Enrollment Services
2.3. CHANGES IN ORGANIZATION
Organizational changes shall be made in accordance with NSHE Title 2, Chapter 1. Creation, abolition or substantial alteration in the organization of administrative units within a System institution shall be approved by the president only after prior consultation with the senate or the faculty of the administrative unit of the System institution involved. For those changes requiring Board, final action shall be taken by the Board of Regents upon the recommendation of the appropriate president through the chancellor.
Chapter 3 -
CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER OF STUDENT SERVICES & STUDENT SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
3.1. THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT SERVICES
The chief administrative officer of the Student Services Division shall be the Vice President for Student Services who is responsible for the general administration and performance of the Student Services Division.
3.2. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
The responsibilities and duties of the Vice President for Student Services are prescribed by the President of the University in accordance with the NSHE Code.
3.3. STUDENT SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
The Vice President for Student Services may be assisted in the conduct of the duties of the Student Services Division by Associate/Assistant Vice Presidents, Directors, and other administrative faculty.
The responsibilities and duties of Associate/Assistant Vice Presidents and others, who report to the Vice President for Student Services, shall be specified by the Vice
President for Student Services.
3.5. THE VICE PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL
There shall be a Vice President's Council composed of the Associate/Assistant Vice Presidents and others who report directly to the Vice President for Student Services (and others invited by the Vice President for Student Services), who act in a policy recommending/advisory capacity to the Vice President for Student Services. The Vice President for Student Services shall chair the committee.
3.6. BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
The Vice President for Student Services may establish and appoint Division boards and committees. Non-confidential reports of such boards and committees may be made available to all Student Services faculty.
Chapter 4 - FACULTY
4.1. FACULTY GOVERNANCE
The faculty shall govern itself in accordance with the University of Nevada, Reno Bylaws, subject to the constitution and laws of the United States, the constitution and laws of the State of Nevada, the NSHE Code.
The faculty of the Student Services Division consists of all persons holding authorized professional positions as provided in NSHE Code Title 2, Chapter 1.
4.3. VOTING RIGHTS
In accordance with the University of Nevada, Reno Bylaws, Section 2.3.7 (http://www.unr.edu/facultysenate/bylaws/UNR%20Bylaws/unr-bylaws-11-18-09-2.pdf), every full-time faculty member assigned to a major unit shall be a voting member of that major unit. Part-time faculty of 0.5 FTE or more shall have at least the voting rights A faculty member employed by more than one major unit shall be eligible to vote in that major unit in which the largest proportion of his/her FTE is assigned.
Those professional staff designated as at least 0.5 FTE has the right to a full vote on all university-wide ballots and within the Division of Student Services. Voting by proxy is recognized with the written authorization of the person designating the proxy and advance written notification of such to the presiding officer prior to the vote.
4.5. MEETINGS OF THE FACULTY
In accordance with the University of Nevada, Reno bylaws Section 2.3.8, the faculty may hold meetings for discussion of, or recommendation on, any matter concerning programs, policies, functions, or faculty welfare in the Division or the University. Meetings of the faculty may be called:
- by the Vice President for Student Services or designee; or
- by a petition signed by ten percent of the voting faculty and submitted to the Chair of the Division Personnel Committee or designee; or
- called by the Chair of the Division Personnel Committee or designee.
Meetings called by petition shall be convened by the Division Personnel Committee within ten (10) working days of receipt of the petition. Meetings called by the Division Personnel Committee shall be convened by the Division Personnel Committee Chair.
Members of the faculty shall receive notification of faculty meetings no later than three working days before such meetings, which shall include the date, time, place, and agenda of the meeting.
Chapter 5 - THE FACULTY SENATE
5.1. FACULTY SENATE
Pursuant to NSHE Code, Title 2, Chapter 1, all members of the faculty of a member institution shall be represented in each such institution in which they are employed by an entity to be known as the "senate," or by another entity of entities which may be established in the institutional bylaws, and which shall be organized in conformity with institutional bylaws.
According to University of Nevada, Reno Faculty Senate bylaws Article 4, faculty who are eligible to vote are also eligible for nomination to membership on the Senate. The term of office in the senate shall be three (3) years. Insofar as possible, an equal
number of terms shall expire each year.
Members of the senate may not serve two full consecutive terms. No person shall represent a unit as a senator for more than four years in any five consecutive years.
This limitation does not apply to service as senate chair, chair-elect, or past chair, as they do not represent particular units.
Election to membership in the senate shall be held in early spring of each year, or as prescribed in Article 5 of the Faculty Senate bylaws
The election process shall be run by the major unit and supervised by the Senate office under the following minimum standards.
- Nominations and elections shall be by secret ballot in each of the units.
- There shall be three (3) ballots: a nominating ballot, an election ballot, and, if necessary, a run-off ballot.
- Each faculty member eligible to vote may nominate as many candidates as there are vacancies to be filled in the major unit to which the faculty member belongs.
All eligible nominees who have indicated their willingness to serve shall be placed on the election ballot for their major unit.
The nominee with the majority of election votes shall be declared as elected to Senate membership to represent their unit. If no nominee receives a majority of votes, then the two nominees who received the most votes shall be placed on a run-off ballot. In the event of a tie vote in the run-off ballot, a new vote shall be taken until a majority is achieved.