1. Preliminaries

1.1. Authorization

Section 2.1.2 of the University of Nevada, Reno, Bylaws authorizes each department to develop bylaws. All references to the University of Nevada, Reno Bylaws are to ones approved by the Chancellor, November 18, 2009.

1.2. Definitions

Ballot: A vote by the voting faculty

Quorum: Greater than 50% of the voting faculty

Faculty: All individuals that have teaching or research responsibilities with the department. This includes adjunct appointments, visiting faculty, temporary appointments, and letters of appointment contracts.

Voting Faculty:-All individuals holding professional research or teaching contracts:

  1. Of at least 0.5 FTE within the University and
  2. Of at least 0.3 FTE within the Department and
  3. Having at least the rank of lecturer or instructor or emeritus faculty members on continuing part-time appointments

All voting faculty members have an equal vote.

Staff: Individuals who have no contractual teaching or research responsibilities within the Department but who offer technical, secretarial or management support to the Department. Staff members do not have voting rights.

Teaching and Research Assistants: Graduate students within the Department who are employed at 1/4 time or greater to assist Departmental faculty in their teaching and/or research. Teaching or research assistants do not have voting rights.

1.3. Scope

The Bylaws provide for the organizational and administrative structure and policies and procedures for the faculty of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and shall be consistent with the College of Engineering Bylaws, the University of Nevada, Reno Bylaws, the Nevada System of Higher Education Code, the laws of the State of Nevada and the United States, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity policies. In the event of a conflict, the aforementioned Bylaws, Code, laws or policies shall prevail.

1.4 Adoption and Amendment

Adoption and amendment of the bylaws shall be in accordance with the provisions outlined in Section 2.1.2 of the University of Nevada, Reno Bylaws.