Bylaws of the Department of Managerial Sciences

  • University of Nevada, Reno
  • Revisions Approved by the Department Faculty on April 14, 2017
  • Approved by the Dean of the College of Business on April 27, 2017

Table of Contents

  1. Bylaws, Authorization, Scope, Amendment
    • 1.1. Authorization and Scope
    • 1.2. Adoption and Amendment of Department Bylaws
    • 1.3. Interpretation of the Bylaws
  2. Organization of Department
    • 2.1. Department Structure
    • 2.2. One Department Co-Chair from each Sub-Department
  3. Faculty Appointment, Duties, and Evaluation
    • 3.1. Definition of Faculty
    • 3.2. Voting Rights and Procedures
    • 3.3. Department Co-Chairs
  4. Academic Faculty
    • 4.1 Appointment
    • 4.2. Reappointment of Probationary Faculty
    • 4.3. Duties
    • 4.4. Evaluation
  5. Guidelines for Evaluations: Annual, Tenure, Promotion
    • 5.1. Research
    • 5.2. Teaching
    • 5.3. Service
    • 5.4. Criteria for evaluating demonstrated performance include
    • 5.5.Criteria for Commendation for Merit:
  6. Faculty Committees
    • 6.1. Library Representative
    • 6.2. Standing Committees
    • 6.3. Department Personnel Committee
    • 6.4. Sub-Department Personnel Committees
    • 6.5. Department Bylaws Committee
    • 6.6. Department Curriculum Committee
    • 6.7. Ad Hoc Committees
  7. Department Meetings
  8. Definitions
 

1. Bylaws, Authorization, Scope, and Amendment

  • 1.1 Authorization and Scope

    These Bylaws of the Department of Managerial Sciences (the Bylaws) are authorized under the College of Business Bylaws, University Bylaws, and the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Code.

    The Bylaws provide the organizational and administrative structure and the policies and procedures for the faculty of the Department of Managerial Sciences (hereafter referred to as the Department).These Bylaws shall be consistent with the Bylaws of the College of Business, University Bylaws, the NSHE Code, all laws of the State of Nevada and the United States, and all Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Policies.

    1. Mission Statement and Priorities

      The mission and priorities of the Managerial Sciences Department are based upon the premise that the University of Nevada, Reno is a state University and therefore aspires to a level of excellence that is comparable to leading state universities. The activities of the University and its constituent units comprise teaching, research, service and engagement. Since teaching at the university level cannot be separated from scholarship as a broader activity involving research and the synthesis of knowledge, these activities are viewed as being equal in importance and of greater importance than service activities.

      The most important general mission of the Department is to contribute to the creation of a climate of scholarly excellence within the University that will benefit those who are involved with and served by its programs. From the perspective of teaching, this means the transmission of the knowledge, perspectives and methods of various subject fields to students in lectures, seminars, discussion sections, advice and counsel. From the perspective of acquisition and the synthesis and dissemination of knowledge, this means the pursuit of research and scholarly activities which contribute to the advancement of knowledge itself, and which maintain and enhance the faculty member’s role as a teacher in the department. From the perspective of service, it means the application, where appropriate, of knowledge and experience in assistance to the university, the business community, the local public, and the professions of finance, management, and marketing.

  • 1.2 Adoption and Amendment of Department Bylaws

    These Department Bylaws are subordinate to and shall not conflict with either the College Bylaws or the UNR Bylaws. Amendment of these Bylaws shall be in force upon:

    1. approval by two-thirds of those members of the Department faculty who vote in a fair, written, and secret ballot;
    2. review by the College Bylaws Committee; and
    3. approval by the Dean.Approved department bylaws shall be made available to all faculty by the Department.

    Any member of the Department faculty as defined by these Bylaws, or the Dean of the College, may propose amendments to the Bylaws. A proposed amendment shall be submitted in writing to the Department Co-Chairs and the Dean of the College. The proposed amendment shall be reviewed by the Department Bylaws Committee to determine consistency with the College of Business and University Bylaws. If the proposed amendment is consistent with them, the amendment shall be distributed to the faculty; otherwise, the amendment will be referred back to the person who submitted it for the appropriate revisions. Any proposed amendment shall be adopted upon successful approval as outlined in the first paragraph above.

  • 1.3 Interpretation of the Bylaws

    Questions of the interpretation of these Bylaws shall be directed to the appropriate Department Co-Chair.

    Where a member of the faculty disagrees with the Department Co-Chair’s interpretation of the Bylaws, the member of the faculty may request an interpretation of the Bylaws from the Department Bylaws Committee by submitting a request in writing to the committee. The Department Bylaws Committee shall respond to this request in writing within two weeks of its receipt. If the member disagrees with the Committee’s response, the member may appeal to the Dean.

    In the event of any conflict, the College Bylaws, University Bylaws, the Code, the laws of the State of Nevada, or laws of the United States shall prevail, as appropriate.

 

2. Organization of Department

  • 2.1 Department Structure

    The Department is divided into the following academic Sub-Departments, in accordance with bachelor degree programs offered by the Department:

    • Finance
    • Management
    • Marketing

    Sub-Department faculty consist of faculty members who teach courses and/or do research primarily in these subjects.

  • 2.2 One Department Co-Chair from each Sub-Department

    One Department Co-Chair will be chosen from the faculty of each Sub-Department. The duties of the Department Co-Chairs are described in section 3.3.

 

3. Faculty Appointment, Duties, and Evaluation

  • 3.1 Definition of Faculty

    The Faculty of the Department of Managerial Sciences shall consist of all persons holding authorized professional positions in continuing state funded positions and renewable contingent on funding positions, with an appointment of 0.5 FTE or more. The academic faculty includes all instructional faculty, both tenure track and non-tenure track. The administrative faculty will include all faculty in administrative faculty (range 1-7) positions.

    Temporary faculty consist of instructors hired on Letter of Appointment, Letter of Appointment with Benefits, or one year or less non-renewable contracts.

    Membership of faculty shall be effective from the date of initial appointment as determined by that faculty member's contract of appointment.

  • 3.2 Voting Rights and Procedures
    1. Voting in Department Co-Chair Elections

      Faculty in a Sub-Department (as defined above with an FTE of 0.5 or more) may participate in the election of theirrespective Co-Chair.

    2. Voting in all other Department and Sub-Department Matters

      For voting on proposed Bylaws changes and in any other matterat the Department or Sub-Departmentlevel, all faculty on 0.5 FTE or greater contracts are allowed to vote, including:

      • Tenure track faculty,
      • Administrative faculty (0.5 FTE or greater),
      • Lecturer on continuing contract (0.5 FTE or greater),
      • Renewable Contingent Upon Funding (RCUF) faculty after 3 years (0.5 FTE or greater),

      A two-thirds majority will be construed to mean two thirds of the votes cast, and a simple majority will mean half (50%) of the votes cast.

      At any Department faculty meeting,any member of the Department may request that any question may be submitted to the entire Department faculty for a vote by secret ballot. The votes shall be counted by the Department Administrative Assistant in the presence of at least one faculty member. At any Sub-Department faculty meeting, any member of the Sub-Department may request that any question may be submitted to the entire Sub-Department faculty for a vote by secret ballot. The votes shall be counted by the Department Administrative Assistant in the presence of at least onefaculty member.

    3. Voting by Mail Ballot on Department or Sub-Department Issues

      Voting by mail ballot shall be subject to the following regulations:

      1. The Co-Chair(s)shall prepare and distribute the ballots no later than fourteen days after the receipt of a petition or request for action;
      2. One ballot shall be mailed to each faculty member eligible to vote;
      3. The ballots shall be returned to the Department Administrative Assistant using the two envelope method, no later than ten daysafter the distribution of the ballot.The faculty member must sign the ballot or an envelope in which the ballot is returned;
      4. Any faculty member may choose to cast a vote by e-mail to the Department Administrative Assistant in lieu of paper ballot submission. If the majority of faculty attending a Department meeting with a quorum present elect to conduct an entire vote via e-mail, this will replace paper balloting. In the event of an e-mail vote, any faculty member may choose to submit a paper ballot usingthe two-envelope method.
      5. Within fifteen days after distribution of the ballots, the ballots shall be opened and the votes shall be counted in the presence of the Department Administrative Assistant,the result of the vote shall be reported to the faculty,and a record shall be kept of who votedfor seven years. For Department issues, the ballots shall be opened and counted in the presence of the Co-Chairs, for Sub-Departmentissues, this shall be done in the presence of the relevant Co-Chair.
    4. Written Proxies

      In the event that a Departmentor Sub-Departmentmeeting is called during a time when a faculty member is unable to attend, the faculty membermay submit a written proxy.

  • 3.3 Department Co-Chairs

    The Department shall have three Co-Chairs, one from each Sub-Department. Each Sub-Department shall nominate from among its full-time tenured faculty members a Co-Chair.

    The Co-Chair shall be appointed by the President of the University of Nevada, Reno, acting upon the nomination of the faculty and the endorsement of the Dean of the College of Business Administration. The Department's recommendation as a matter of policy is that the Co-Chair serves for a single term of three years.

    For a Co-Chair to be elected for a third (or more) consecutive term, a super majority of at least two-thirds is required.

    1. Election of the Co-Chair

      In the Spring semester of the last year of a Co-Chair’s term, the faculty of the Sub-Department will vote to determine a nominee to recommend to the Dean to be the new Co-Chair.

      On or before March 1, the Co-Chair will ask the faculty to submit nominations and seconds in writing (either on paper or via email) to the Sub-Department Personnel Committee’s Chair. Nominees wishing to decline the nomination may do so either prior to the meeting in writing (either on paper or via email), or verbally at the meeting. Two weeks after opening nominations, the nominations shall be closed, and a list of nominees shall be distributed to the faculty. If there are no candidates at the close of the nomination period, verbal nominations may be taken from the floor at the meeting.

      A properly convened meeting (as described in section 7 of these bylaws) shall be held to elect a Co-Chair, after nominations close, but no later than April 1. The meeting shall not be chaired by any candidate.(Faculty who were nominated but declined the nomination shall no longer be considered to be candidates.)In the event that the incumbent Co-Chair is a candidate, the Sub-Department Personnel Committee Chair will chair the meeting.If that person is a candidate or is not present, the faculty shall elect a person to chair the meeting.

      The faculty eligible to vote shall vote (as outlined in Section 3.2.1 of these Bylaws) by secret ballot. Each voter may only vote for one candidate at a time. The first candidate to gain a majority (greater than 50%) of the ballots cast in any round of voting will be the new Co-Chair.

      If there are more than two candidates, and no candidate receives a majority of votes, the two candidates receiving the greatest number of votes will be the only candidates for the next round of voting.If, in any round, one candidate gets the largest number of votes, but less than a majority, and two or more candidates tie for the second greatest total of votes, the candidate getting the largest number of votes and all candidates tied for second place will be included in the next round of voting.Rounds of voting will continue until one candidate achieves a majority.

      If there is only one candidate, faculty members must vote yes or no for the candidate, and the candidate must receive a majority of ‘yes’ votes to be the new Co-Chair. If the candidate fails to receive a majority of ‘yes’ votes, additional nominations may be taken from the floor.

      If the Dean approves the Sub-Department's recommendation, the Dean shall submit the nomination to the President for approval.

    2. Process if Dean Does Not Approve of Co-Chair Selection

      If the Dean does not approve the Sub-Department's recommendation, the Dean shall respond in writing stating the reasons for his or her disapproval within two weeks following the receipt of the recommendation. In the event of disapproval by the Dean, the Sub-Department may either submit an alternative recommendation for appointment as Co-Chair, or appeal to the President for adjudication on its original recommendation.

      When the Dean’s disapproval is communicated to the relevant Co-Chair, the Co-Chair will convene a meeting.In the interest of gaining a quorum and making a timely decision, an emergency meeting may take place more quickly after its announcement than would otherwise be allowed under these bylaws, but the Co-Chair must give at least two days’ notice for the emergency meeting.

      At the meeting, the Sub-Department will vote first on whether to appeal to the President.If the majority votes not to appeal, nominations will be taken from the floor, and new elections held in this meeting.If the majority votes to appeal to the President, the Co-Chair will make the appeal to the President, or designate another faculty member to make the appeal to the President.If the President agrees with the Dean, the Co-Chair will convene another meeting, giving at least two days’ notice, , to select another faculty member to recommend to the Dean.

    3. Duties of Co-Chairs

      Each Co-Chair shall be directly responsible to the Dean for the execution of College policy, and the efficiency, educational effectiveness, and scholarly productivity of the Sub-Department. The Co-Chair shall be responsible to the faculty in administering and executing all policies established by these Bylaws.

      Unless in conflict with University Bylaws or the Code, the Co-Chair shall act at all times in accordance with the College Bylaws and the Department Bylaws to further the mission of the college and the Department.

      The duties of each Co-Chair includes:

      1. serving as the administrative officer of the Sub-Department. The Co-Chair shall be an ex-officio member of all Sub-Department committees except when the Co-Chair is being evaluated as either faculty or as Co-Chair;
      2. constructing the schedule for course offerings for an academic year at the beginning of each academic year. The Co-Chair shall consult with each teaching faculty member who will be offering courses during the terms involved.
      3. informing Sub-Department faculty, in a timely fashion, of the actions of, or information from the Dean;
      4. informing the Dean, in a timely fashion, concerning pertinent actions by the Sub-Department;
      5. at the request of the Dean, submitting periodic reports reviewing the accomplishments of the Sub-Department as well as its future development.

      The further duties of the Co-Chair shall be determined annually by the Dean in consultation with the Sub-Department Personnel Committee. The duties shall be documented in the role statement required for academic faculty members by the UNR Bylaws. The role statement of the Co-Chair shall be signed by the Dean and the Co-Chair within two months of the start of each calendar year.

    4. Evaluation Process

      An annual evaluation shall be made by the Sub-Department Personnel Committee. Such evaluation shall be in addition to the annual evaluation of the Chair as academic faculty member in accordance with Chapter 7 of the College Bylaws. Input from all members of the faculty of the Sub-Department shall be requested. The process to gather input from the faculty should use the procedure defined in section 3.2.3 of these Bylaws.

      In accordance with the UniversityBylaws, prior to forwarding any evaluation made by the Sub-Department Personnel Committee to the College Personnel Committee, it shall be presented to the Co-Chair. The Co-Chair may within fifteen (15) days of receiving the committee's evaluation make comments as he or she deems appropriate.

      The evaluation of the committee and the Co-Chair's comments shall be forwarded to the College Personnel Committee. The College Personnel Committee shall make a recommendation to the Dean and forward the evaluation to the Dean.

    5. Vote of No Confidence

      Any faculty member who is dissatisfied with the performance of the Co-Chair in terms of the duties stated in these Bylaws may file a complaint with the Sub-Department Personnel Committee.The Sub-Department Personnel Committee shall investigate the complaint, and decide on its merits no later than 15 days after receiving the complaint.If the Personnel Committee determines that the Co-Chair is not fulfilling the duties as stated in these Bylaws, it may recommend a resolution to the complaint.In the event of the Co-Chair’s failure to honor the resolution, it will then convene a Sub-Department meeting and make a request for a vote of no confidence.

      A simple majority vote of all Sub-Department faculty eligible to vote in a Co-Chair’s election will be required to pass such a vote of no confidence.If such a vote is passed, the Sub-Department Personnel Committee shall immediately send a letter to the College Dean and the University President requesting that the Co-Chair be removed.If the Dean does not approve of the request, the Sub-Department Personnel Committee will appeal to the President.If the President does not approve of the request, the Co-Chair will remain in office. Upon the removal of the chair by the President, an acting chair shall be appointed according to section 3.3.6of these Bylaws.

    6. Acting Co-Chair

      Should the Co-Chair be incapacitated, removed, or in any other way unable to perform their duties in accordance with these Bylaws, the faculty eligible to vote in the Co-Chair’s election shall submit the name of a nominee for an acting chair to the Dean who will follow the procedures in the College Bylaws.

 

4. Academic Faculty

  • 4.1 Appointment

    The allocation, recruitment and appointment of faculty will adhere to the general provisions set forth in the University and College Bylaws.

    In consultation with the Sub-Department faculty, the Co-Chair shall decide on the need for additional faculty, including Letters of Appointment, and/or on the need to fill an existing position. The Co-Chair shall take the administrative action required according to University and College Bylaws to gain approval for the initiation of a search.

    Decisions regarding the hiring of Letter of Appointment faculty shall be made by the Co-Chair with input from the Sub-Department’s faculty and after proper position announcements in accordance with University Bylaws, Affirmative Action, and other requirements.

    With respect to full-time academic faculty positions, the Co-Chair shall create a search committee and appoint a Committee Chair. The committee will include at least three faculty members from the Sub-Department where the faculty position is available.The committee may contain members from outside the Sub-Department.If the Sub-Department disagrees with the Co-Chair’s decision, they may appeal to the Dean. The search committee shall write a position announcement and decide on an appropriate recruitment strategy. Applicants shall be systematically evaluated based on predetermined criteria by all search committee members.

    With respect to full-time academic faculty positions, the search committee will recommend the final candidate to the Co-Chair who will in turn forward this recommendation as well as his or her own evaluation to the Dean according to Chapter 3 of the College Bylaws.

  • 4.2 Reappointment of Probationary Faculty

    Probationary faculty (those who have not been granted tenure) are offered an annual extension of their contracts by the Dean, according to the Code and University Bylaws. The Dean may act upon Sub-Department recommendations, College Personnel Committee recommendations, or other criteria to recommend to the Provost that a probationary faculty member's contract of appointment not be renewed. In accordance with the NSHE Code, such criteria may include unsatisfactory performance per the annual evaluation of the Sub-Department Personnel Committee and/or prohibited behavior as specified in the Code and the University Bylaws.

    In addition to the annual performance evaluation, the progress of probationary faculty shall be reviewed every year starting in the third year of appointment by theirSub-Department Personnel Committee and by theirCo-Chair. The purpose of such a review shall be to provide guidance to the probationary faculty on their progress towards tenure.These reviewsshall be performed at the end of the academic year and shall be in accordance with the College Bylaws.

    The Co-Chair shall provide an opportunity for a feedback interview with the probationary faculty. The Co-Chair will provide the probationary faculty with a written summary of both the Co-Chair’s and the Sub-Department Personnel Committee’s assessment ofthe individual’s progress towards tenure.

  • 4.3 Duties

    The professional responsibilities and duties of a faculty member shall be in accordance with the “Professional Responsibilities” section of the University Bylaws.

    All faculty members shall perform their duties in a professional and ethical manner designed to further the mission of their Department, the College, and the University.

    Faculty members’ specific professional responsibilities and performance expectations shall be negotiated annually between their Co-Chair and the faculty member, the Sub-Department Personnel Committee, and the Dean in accordance with College of Business Bylaws. The specified responsibilities and performance expectations shall be documented within two months of the start of each calendar year in a role statement. In case of a disagreement between the Co-Chair and the faculty member on the role statements, refer to the procedures outlined in the University Bylaws. The role statement shall be signed by the faculty member, the Co-Chair, and the Dean as evidence of their expectations for that faculty member for that calendar year. The role statement in all cases shall be consistent with these Bylaws.

    If the faculty member and Co-Chair cannot reach agreement regarding the faculty member’s role statement, following mediation with the Dean, the Dean and the Co-Chair, in consultation with the Sub-Department Personnel Committee, may establish the professional responsibilities and performance expectations for that faculty member and evaluate that faculty member in accordance with those criteria.

  • 4.4 Evaluation

    All personnel actions and decisions shall conform to the requirements of these Bylaws, the College Bylaws, University Bylaws, the Code, and the affirmative action and equal opportunity policies of the University.

    Every academic and administrative faculty member with at least a 0.5 FTE appointment and a continuing contract shall be evaluated annually on his or her performance during the prior calendar year. The purpose of the annual evaluation shall be to:

    1. provide feedback to the faculty member on his or her performance;
    2. provide guidance to the Dean on the award of any merit amounts.

    This evaluation shall be done in accordance with the following process:

    1. The Sub-Department Personnel Committee shall perform an evaluation for the prior year of each member of the faculty based on the criteria in these Bylaws and the College Bylaws. Each Sub-Department Personnel Committee member shall review the performance of each faculty member. The Sub-Department Personnel Committee shall forward a recommendation on each faculty member to the Co-Chair.
    2. The Co-Chair shall perform an evaluation of each faculty member, other than him or herself, based on the criteria in these Bylaws and the College Bylaws, and after consideration of the recommendations of the Sub-Department Personnel Committee.
    3. The recommendations of the Sub-Department Personnel Committee and of the Co-Chair for a faculty member shall be provided in writing to that member prior to their being forwarded to the Dean. The faculty member will acknowledge in writing that he or she received the recommendation within five working days of being informed that his or her evaluation has been completed.
    4. The faculty member shall have the right to respond in writing within ten days of being informed of the completion of his or her evaluation to any matter contained in the recommendations of the Sub-Department Personnel Committee or the Co-Chair. The Personnel Committee shall also schedule an appeals hearing for faculty to discuss any matter contained in the recommendations of the Personnel Committee or the Co-Chair. The written response and oral discussion shall be considered by the Department Personnel Committee which may take such action as it deems appropriate and inform the faculty member of those actions.
    5. The Co-Chair shall provide an opportunity for feedback.
    6. The recommendations of the Sub-Department Personnel Committee and the Co-Chair, together with any written response by the faculty member, shall be forwarded to the Dean for consideration by the College Personnel Committee.
    7. No member of the Personnel Committee can participate in his or her own review.

    The criteria for evaluation shall comply with the “Evaluation” section of the University Bylaws.

 

5. Guidelines for Evaluations: Annual, Tenure, Promotion

Faculty shall be evaluated on their teaching performance, their research contributions to the fields of Managerial Sciences, and their service to the Sub-Department, Department, College, University, the State, and the community as a whole, consistent with their role statement.

The expected accomplishment of faculty in teaching, research, and service shall be stated in their annual role statement.The faculty should prepare and submit their role statement according to section 4.1.3 of these Bylaws.

The Sub-Department Personnel Committee constituted under these Bylaws shall evaluate faculty performance to determine whether an individual faculty member's performance is "excellent," "commendable," "satisfactory," or "unsatisfactory" in each of three areas of teaching, research, and service and in their overall performance. The quality of work in categories of research and teaching shall be evaluated by the Sub-Department Personnel Committee in conjunction with the faculty role statement.

For evaluation for tenure and promotion, the Sub-Department Personnel Committee will make a recommendation to the MGRS Department Personnel Committee, which will then make a recommendation to the faculty member’s Co-Chair, who will make a recommendation to the Dean.

For annual evaluations, the Sub-Department Personnel Committee will evaluate each faculty member and make a recommendation to the Sub-Department’s Co-Chair.

 

6. Faculty Committees

  • 6.1 Library Representative

    Each Co-Chair shall appoint annually a Department Library Representative for the Sub-Department.

  • 6.2 Standing Committees

    The Department shall maintain the following standing committees:

    1. Personnel,
    2. Bylaws, and
    3. Curriculum

    Each Sub-Department shall maintain the following standing committee:

    1. Personnel.
  • 6.3 Department Personnel Committee

    The Department Personnel Committee shall be comprised of the members of the Sub-Department Personnel Committees.

    For applications for tenure and promotion, the Department Personnel Committee shall make a recommendation to the applicant’s Co-Chair regarding the application for tenure and promotion.

    1. Duties

      The Department Personnel Committee shall:

      1. Elect one of its members as the Chair of the Committee.
      2. advise the Co-Chairs on any matter relating to the continuing employment, tenure, or promotion of any faculty member
      3. ensure that the procedures for evaluation of any faculty member are carried out in accordance with the Department Bylaws, and the College and the University Bylaws, insofar as they apply to the Department;
      4. carry out any other personnel related duties specified in these Bylaws.

    The Committee shall follow the criteria established in these Bylaws, any further personnel criteria established by the College or Department Bylaws, the mission of the College, the University Bylaws, and the Code.

    Any recommendation of the Committee shall be communicated in writing to the Co-Chair and the faculty member within seven working days, unless otherwise specified elsewhere in these Bylaws

  • 6.4 Sub-Department Personnel Committees

    The faculty of each Sub-Department shall elect a Sub-Department Personnel Committee. Each Committee must consist of at least three members.

    1. Election of the Committee

      The faculty of each Sub-Department shall elect, in accordance with the voting procedures established in these Bylaws, a Personnel Committee. Representatives must be tenured at the Associate level or above.

      If accepted by the Sub-Department faculty, this representative shall serve for a maximum of three years on the Personnel Committee unless no other faculty is willing to serve, in which case the faculty member may be elected for additional 3 year terms.

      In the event that a Personnel Committee member is excluded from tenure and promotion decisions, the Sub-Department Chair will hold an election by secret ballot to select an alternate from among other members ofthe area.

      No Department Co-Chair may serve simultaneously on College or University Personnel Committee as an elected or appointed member. The Co-Chair cannot serve on the Sub-Department Personnel Committee.

      If the Sub-Department does not have at least three tenured faculty members at the Associate level or higher (not counting the Co-Chair), additional member(s) shall be elected by the Sub-Department for a one-year term from other Sub-Departments in Managerial Sciences. If more than one additional member is needed, efforts should be made to get one from each of the other Sub-Departments.

      Elections shall be held during the fall semester. In the event of a vacancy, the Co-Chair shall appoint a representative to serve out the year.

      No faculty member may serve simultaneously on a Department, College, and/or University Personnel Committee.

    2. Duties

      The Sub-Department Personnel Committee shall:

      1. Elect one of its members as the Chair of the Committee.
      2. advise the Co-Chair on any matter relating to the continuing employment, tenure, promotion, annual evaluation or merit award of any faculty member
      3. ensure that the procedures for evaluation of any faculty member are carried out in accordance with the Department Bylaws, and the College and the University Bylaws, insofar as they apply to the Department;
      4. carry out any other personnel related duties specified in these Bylaws.

      The Committee shall follow the criteria established in these Bylaws, any further personnel criteria established by the College or Department Bylaws,the mission of the College, the University Bylaws, and the Code.

      Any recommendation of the Committee shall be communicated in writing to the Co-Chair and the faculty member within seven working days, unless otherwise specified elsewhere in these Bylaws

  • 6.5 Department Bylaws Committee
    1. Election of the Committee

      The Sub-Departments shall each elect one member from the full-time members of their faculty who shall each serve for a three year term. Each member will serve on a staggered basis so that there will be at least two committee members who are incumbent. Final approval of any member will require the majority of votes from the Department faculty.

      Elections shall be held during the fall semester. In the event of a vacancy, the relevant Co-Chair shall appoint a representative from the same Sub-Department as the departing member to serve out the year, and a nomination and election shall be held at the usual time for the remainder of the vacated term.

    2. Duties

      The members of the committee shall elect the Chair of the Committee.

      The Department Bylaws Committee shall advise the Co-Chairs on any matters relating to the College and Department Bylaws and amendments, including their conformity to the College and University Bylaws and the Code. The Committee shall further advise the Co-Chairs on questions of interpretation of the College and Department Bylaws. The Co-Chairs shall be required to follow the interpretation of the Bylaws Committee.

      The Department Bylaws Committee shall inquire into any apparent violation of the Department Bylaws by any faculty member. It may require the production of such evidence as it deems necessary to substantiate, or refute, a claim that these Bylaws have not been observed.

  • 6.6 Department Curriculum Committee
    1. Election of the Committee

      The Sub-Departments shall each elect one member from the full-time members of their faculty who shall each serve for a three year term. Each member will serve on a staggered basis so that there will be at least two committee members who are incumbent. Final approval of any member will require the majority of votes from the Department faculty.

      Elections shall be held during the fall semester. In the event of a vacancy, the relevant Co-Chair shall appoint a representative from the same Sub-Department as the departing member to serve out the year, and a nomination and election shall be held at the usual time for the remainder of the vacated term.

    2. Duties

      The members of the committee shall elect the Chair of the Committee.

      The Department Curriculum Committee shall be responsible for the review of any matters relating to the Department curriculum.The Committee shall further advise the Co-Chairs on any proposal to amend curriculum content prior to its implementation by the Department or any academic area.

      All courses with a FIN, MGT, MKT, or SCM designation shall be reviewed and approved by the Department Curriculum Committee.

  • 6.7 Ad Hoc Committees

    The Co-Chairs are the only individuals in the Department who may establish ad hoc committees to facilitate the administration of the Department. The Co-Chairs may appoint such committees and their Chairs, or may provide for their election by the Department faculty.

    By a majority vote at any Sub-Department faculty meeting, the faculty may establish Sub-Department ad hoc committees and may define the sphere of activity, method of operation, composition and procedure for selecting members.

 

7. Department Meetings

The Department Co-Chairs shall call Department meetings when deemed necessary and shall notify at least ten working days in advance, all Department Faculty of the time and place of the meeting, together with an agenda of the business to be discussed at the meeting.

The Department Co-Chairs shall call meetings at least once per semester. Additional meeting(s) will be held upon written request of twenty-five percent of voting faculty members or seventy five percent of voting faculty members in any Sub-Department.

The purpose of the Department meetings shall be for:

  1. Making recommendations regarding all Departmental matters and courses of action to be presented to the Dean, either directly or through the Co-Chairs.
  2. Making decisions on any matter within the delegated sphere of responsibility for the Department.
  3. Receiving information from the Co-Chairs.

Agenda items may be offered by any voting faculty member. Any agenda item received by the Co-Chairs no later than seven working days preceding the meeting shall be considered at the meeting. Items received later than seven working days preceding a meeting may be discussed at the meeting under the heading of "Other Business."

A quorum shall consist of fifty-one percent of the Department's voting faculty.

The Department Co-Chairs, or their delegated representative, shall preside over all meetings of the Department.

The latest edition of Roberts Rules of Order, Newly Revised, shall govern the conduct of Department meetings in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these Bylaws.

Voting rights in departmental meetings shall be in accordance with section 3.2 of these Bylaws, and “Faculty Contracts” and “Organization of Faculties” of the University Bylaws.

 

8. Definitions

8.1 Days: All references to periods of days within these Bylaws shall be taken to refer to calendar days unless otherwise noted.