Bylaws of the School of Community Health Sciences
- University of Nevada, Reno
- Approved by the Department Faculty on February 3, 2010
- Approved by the Vice President of Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine on June 7, 2010
- Adopted by the faculty: 11/04/2009
- Amended: 1/12/2010 and 2/03/2010
Table of Contents
5. Centers and Institutes
Any member of the SCHS faculty may present a formal proposal to the SCHS Director for a center or institute. All proposals must meet NSHE and UNR bylaws. All proposals will be reviewed by the steering committee and a recommendation made to the SCHS Director and the FAL. Any proposal must receive a majority vote of the voting faculty to be approved. If approved by the SCHS Director and the FAL, then the proposal will be sent to the Vice President of the division for approval.
Existing centers and institutes may affiliate with the SCHS if so directed by higher administrative authority or by agreement of the directors of SCHS and such units and approval by the FAL and the VPHS. The relationships of pre-existing centers with the SCHS may be governed by memoranda of understanding signed by the center and SCHS directors and approved by the VPHS and the Provost.
Unless otherwise specified in a memorandum of understanding, centers and institutes are required to provide and secure their own funding, independent of already existing SCHS funds. If funding for such centers, institutes, or programs ceases, then the SCHS Director, with input from the FAL, can request bridge money or can dissolve the center, institutes, or programs relationship with the SCHS.
The departmental share of indirect cost receipts generated by centers, institutes will be paid to the SCHS unless an alternative arrangement is negotiated with the SCHS Director. Faculty to such units can be appointed as “research faculty” if supported by contract or grant dollars.
Directors and chairs of these units are fully responsible for the operation of the respective unit and its operation including budgeting, staff recruitment, marketing, and evaluation of administrative faculty and classified staff.
6. Advisory Board
An advisory board may be created to advise the Director and the faculty regarding the mission, goals, objectives, programs and performance of the School and to serve as the School’s advocates and supporters. The Director may develop a charter and operating by-laws for the board. Members of the board are appointed by the Director in consultation with the faculty, administration, development staff and stakeholders of the School. Members should represent the School’s various constituencies, including, but not limited to public health agencies, health care providers, community groups, and alumni.
8. Student and Alumni Organizations
The School values ongoing engagement with current students and alumni. Formal student and alumni organizations may be created to foster dialog with both groups and to seek their input regarding the School’s mission, goals, programs and performance.