Bylaws of the College of Agriculture

University of Nevada, Reno

  • Adopted February 25, 1985
  • Amended May 5, 1986
  • Amended December 29, 1987
  • Amended April 27, 1989
  • Amended November 26, 1991
  • Amended September 9, 1997

Table of contents

 

Part I: Introduction

 

Part II: Organization and functions

The College of Agriculture is composed of an administrative group and four academic components. These components are the School of Veterinary Medicine, Departments of Applied Economics and Statistics, Biochemistry, and Environmental and Resource Sciences, hereinafter referred to as Departments.

Faculty in the Departments have titles of Instructor (1), Assistant Professor (II) Associate Professor (IH) or Professor (TV). Those faculty having appointments in Cooperative Extension or Agricultural Experiment Station may have a second descriptive title reflecting that assignment Faculty may have appointments in Cooperative Extension, the Experiment Station, Resident Instruction or other UCCSN units.

The research function of the College is performed largely by faculty holding entire or joint appointments in the Agricultural Experiment Station. The Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station is administered by the College of Agriculture. Research may also be performed in cooperation with or by the faculty in Resident Instruction or Cooperative Extension.

 

Part III: Administrative officers

 

Part IV: Committees

Elections for service to standing committees will be on an academic year basis and completed by Departments before July 1 of each year. Results will be forwarded to the Dean and Director. Each Department may elect members to standing committees if the Departmental faculty desires representation. The Department's administrative officer will forward the names of the two faculty members receiving the most votes for each committee in the Departmental election, to the Dean and Director for appointment of one to the Personnel Committee, one to the Curriculum Committee and one to the Research Committee.

 

Part V: Professional responsibilities, evaluations, and personnel recommendations

Elections for service to standing committees will be on an academic year basis and completed by Departments before July 1 of each year. Results will be forwarded to the Dean and Director. Each Department may elect members to standing committees if the Departmental faculty desires representation. The Department's administrative officer will forward the names of the two faculty members receiving the most votes for each committee in the Departmental election, to the Dean and Director for appointment of one to the Personnel Committee, one to the Curriculum Committee and one to the Research Committee.

 

Part VI: Faculty meetings

 

Part VII: Department bylaws

Each Department shall have Bylaws. These various Bylaws shall be considered adopted and in full force and effect upon the following:

  1. Approval of the voting faculty of the Department concerned, which shall be by a two-
    thirds majority of those eligible to vote in a written, secret mail ballot.
  2. Approval of the Dean and Director.
  3. Approval of the President
 

Part VIII: Search procedures

In the case of any professional vacancies in the College of Agriculture, the College Administration shall inform the appropriate Department Chair within sixty days as to the status of the vacant position.