Bylaws of the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Veterinary Sciences

University of Nevada, Reno

  • Approved by the Department Faculty on May 5, 2017
  • Approved by the Dean of the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources on November 27, 2017.

Table of Contents


Mission statement

The Mission of the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Veterinary Sciences (ANVS) is to demonstrate a commitment to excellence and innovation while meeting the needs of the citizens of the State of Nevada and the Nation. This mission is accomplished by the following:

  • Provide strong educational programs in the disciplines of Agriculture, Nutrition, Rangeland Ecology and Management and Veterinary Sciences at the undergraduate, graduate degree and internship levels.
  • Train students to meet state and national needs by increasing the work force of agriculturalists, nutritionists (nutritional science/dietetics) and animal healthcare professionals.
  • Conduct innovative research in the departmental disciplines providing local, national and global impact.
  • Address critical issues identified by the citizens of the State of Nevada through continued teaching, scholarly activities and service.

Part I: Introduction


Part II: Organization and administrative structure

Chapter I — Units

The Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Veterinary Sciences is composed of:


Chapter II — Administrative officers


Chapter III — Faculty


Part III Professional responsibilities, evaluations and personnel recommendations

Chapter I — Faculty rights


Chapter II — Grievances


Chapter III — Professional responsibilities


Chapter IV — Tenure and faculty mentorship


Chapter V — Non-reappointment, dismissal, termination, and change in contractual status


Part IV: Search procedure

When necessary to fill the Chair position, either an internal candidate will be appointed or a national search will be conductedas decided by the Department Faculty.