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Constitution & By-laws
of
The Faculty
of the
College of Design
North Carolina State University

Preamble

The Faculty of the College of Design of North Carolina State University at Raleigh, in order to promote the educational, research and extension objectives of the College and the University; to establish its role in the determination of College policy in such objectives; to recruit faculty, administrators, and students regardless of race, age, gender, or physical disability; and to
maintain the ideals of academic freedom which are the inherent property of a university faculty, does hereby effect this Constitution.

Article I
The College

Section 1. The Academic Units within the College of Design are the School of Architecture, the Department of Art and Design, the Department of Graphic Design, the Department of Industrial Design, and the Department of Landscape Architecture. These
units shall be referred to hereafter as Academic Units. 

Section 2. Each Academic Unit will have at least one Academic Administrative Officer who will be referred to as Academic
Administrative Officers of the Academic Units. These will include the Director and Associate Director of the School of Architecture and the Chairs of each of the Departments.

Section 3. The Academic Administrative Officers of the College will be the Dean; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Director of Graduate Studies; and Director of Research, Extension, and Sponsored Programs. Persons holding these positions will have accompanying academic appointments.

Section 4. The title Assistant, whether Dean or Director or Chair, is reserved for an appointment which is fundamentally administrative. 

Article II
The Faculty

Section 1. Voting membership in the College of Design shall be held by those full-time members of the College's faculty, whose
names are inscribed on the official voting roster of the General Faculty of North Carolina State University, as described in Section 2 below.

Section 2. Persons eligible for voting membership in the College of Design Faculty are: a. Faculty holding academic rank of Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Instructor; or b. Persons with qualifications not less than those of Instructor holding University rank of scholar in-residence, or full-time visiting faculty (after their first year at the College of Design); or c. Other professional EPA personnel who hold such qualifications that would be deemed adequate, on the basis of existing criteria, to permit them to hold academic rank in the College, who are directly involved in teaching, research or extension activities and whose names are inscribed in the official voting roster of the General Faculty of North Carolina State University.

Certification of qualifications for all voting members of the College of Design Faculty shall be made by the Secretary of the College Senate. The voting roster shall apply to all meetings of the faculty of the Academic Units, as well as, to meetings of or votes by the entire College faculty. A given faculty member may have voting privileges in only one Academic Unit.

Section 3. Faculty holding Visiting, Adjunct or part-time status, including part-time lecturers, part-time instructors, and all persons of Emeritus status shall be accorded the privilege of participating in discussion at faculty meetings as non-voting members. All College of Design non-teaching EPA personnel, whose names are not inscribed on the official voting roster of the General Faculty of North Carolina State University, shall be accorded the privilege of participating in discussion at faculty meetings as non-voting members.

Section 4. At the beginning of each semester, the Secretary of the College Senate shall obtain from the Faculty Senate of the
University an up-to-date list of voting faculty. The voting roster shall be verified by the College Senate and distributed to the entire faculty by either posting this list in the faculty mailroom or distributing the list to each individual through electronic mail.

Section 5. The official roster of the voting faculty shall be maintained in the office of the Assistant Dean for Administration of the College of Design, and shall be open for inspection by any member of the School community.

Article III
The College Senate

Section 1. There shall be a College Senate that consists of a representative from each Academic Unit and the Dean of the
College. The representatives from the Academic Units are to be voting members of the Faculty and are to be elected by a vote within their Academic Unit. To ensure continuity, the terms of the representatives shall run from January to January. Election of these representatives shall take place in November of each year.

Section 2. The officers of the College Senate shall be a Chairperson and a Secretary. These officers are to be elected by a
vote of the College faculty from the representatives elected by each Academic Unit. The Chair and Secretary shall be elected annually to serve from January to January. Election of these officers shall take place prior to the end of classes in December of each year following the election of the representatives of each Academic Unit. The Chair shall preside at all College of Design faculty meetings.

Section 3. The Secretary shall keep all records of College Senate actions; record minutes of all Senate and College of Design faculty meetings; post a copy of the minutes in the faculty mail room; conduct correspondence; send notice of meetings to all members of the Faculty; maintain a list of the voting Faculty; and perform such other duties as may be designated by the Senate and the Faculty.

Section 4. The College Senate is viewed as an action-oriented body for bringing faculty concerns to the Dean and vice-versa. Each representative to the Senate is charged with representing their Academic Unit in deliberations, thus each should bring issues of concern from the Academic Unit to the Senate, should communicate back to the Academic Unit concerns from other
Academic units, resolutions to issues, and actions from the Dean's office. The Senate is further charged to make sure that all positions on Senate Committees are filled, to assist the Dean in appointment of College representatives to University Committees, to bring matters before the Faculty of the College, and be the channel for review of all duly proposed changes in the College of Design Constitution and By-laws. The College's senior representative to the University Faculty Senate shall be a non-voting, ex-officio member of the College Senate to serve as liaison between the two bodies.

Article IV
Meetings

Section 1. The College Senate shall hold regular meetings during each semester of the academic year. The Chair of the Senate shall determine the time for these regular meetings prior to the start of each semester. Generally, meetings of the College Senate shall take place on a bi-weekly basis.

Section 2. Meetings of the entire College faculty may be called by the College Senate or by the faculty of any Academic Unit through their Senator.

Section 3. Except in cases of emergency, the Secretary of the College Senate shall notify each member of the faculty in writing or through electronic mail at least five working days in advance of the date of a meeting of the entire faculty. Such notifications shall include the time, place, and agenda of such meeting. Items requiring Faculty action or approval may be placed on the agenda either by the College Senate, by resolution of any College Senate Standing Committee, by Faculty action at the previous faculty meeting, or by petition of the Faculty of any Academic Unit. Items not included on the announced agenda may not receive final action at a faculty meeting. Under extraordinary circumstances this requirement may be waived by a two-thirds vote of the Faculty present and constituting a quorum.

Section 4. A quorum for faculty meetings of the College shall consist of 50 percent of the eligible voting Faculty of the College,
with a minimum of one voting member from each of the Academic Units of the College of Design. The quorum must be present at the time of any vote. Similarly, a quorum at any faculty meeting of the Academic Units shall consist of 50 percent of the eligible voting faculty of that Unit.

Section 5. Voting in all faculty meetings shall be as follows: by voice vote, by standing vote, and by secret ballot. Voice vote or standing vote may be used on all matters unless request is made for a secret ballot. A secret ballot may be requested by any member of the Faculty and must be honored. A secret ballot shall be used in elections, where there is any contest. A mail ballot may be requested by any member of the Faculty and must be honored. A mail ballot will be used in all elections for Chair of the College Senate, Secretary of the College Senate, and in Constitution and/or By-laws ratifications/changes. All votes and all totals of tabulated votes shall be recorded in the minutes. All other matters of voting shall be in accordance with the rules adopted by the Faculty.

Article V
Standing Committees of the College

Section 1. There shall be six Standing Committees of the College of Design under the direction of the College Senate. Committees are defined as representative groups of the Faculty of the Academic Units. They are to address continuing concerns of the Faculty of the College. The only Committee that is not a committee of the College Senate is the Administrative Executive Council of the College that is a Committee of the Dean. The Dean and the College Senate may each also appoint Task Forces. Task Forces are defined as groups that receive a specific charge to be completed within a specific period of time. At the completion of this charge the Task Force is to be disbanded. Academic Units may appoint as many committees
as they wish in order to handle matters of the Academic Unit. Affinity Groups may also hold meetings.

Section 2. Curriculum Committee. The Curriculum Committee shall consist of one representative from each Academic Unit, selected by a vote of the Faculty within that Academic Unit. Each representative shall serve a term of three years on a staggered basis. Representatives may serve consecutive terms if re-elected by their Academic Unit. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Director of Graduate Studies shall be members of this Committee in an ex-officio, non-voting capacity. The Chair of the Committee is to be elected by the representatives to the Committee from those members who are in their second or third year on the Committee.  The term of the Chair is one year.

The Committee is to review and approve all curriculum matters at the graduate and undergraduate levels before they are advanced to the University's Courses and Curriculum Committee and the Graduate Administrative Board. The Committee is also to review all experimental courses before they are offered within the Academic Units.

The College's representatives to the University's Courses and Curriculum Committee and to the Graduate Administrative Board
shall be ex-officio, non-voting members of this Committee.

Section 3. Research, Extension, and Sponsored Programs Committee. The Research, Extension, and Sponsored Programs
Committee shall consist of one representative from each Academic Unit, selected by a vote of the Faculty within that Academic Unit.  Each representative shall serve a term of three years on a staggered basis. Representatives may serve consecutive terms if re-elected by their Academic Unit. The Directors of designated research centers shall also be voting members of this Committee.  The Director of Research, Extension, and Sponsored Programs and the Director of Graduate Studies shall be members of this Committee in an ex-officio, non-voting capacity. The Chair of the Committee is to be elected by the representatives to the Committee from those members who are in their second or third year on the Committee. The term of the Chair is one year.

The Committee is to consider all research, extension, and sponsored program issues, procedures, and policies within the
College and to recommend to the Faculty changes to these policies and procedures as deemed appropriate. The Committee is to encourage, nurture, support, expand, and disseminate research, extension, and sponsored program initiatives and activities in the College. The Committee is to solicit and evaluate research, extension, and sponsored program projects, to disseminate and
communicate information on research, extension, and sponsored program opportunities, and to publicize outside of the College
achievements by the faculty and students in the areas of research and sponsored programs. The Committee shall also disseminate overhead monies as provided by policy.

Section 4 Technology Committee. The Technology Committee shall consist of one representative from each Academic Unit, selected by a vote of the Faculty within that Academic Unit. Each representative shall serve a term of three years on a staggered basis. Representatives may serve consecutive terms if re-elected by their Academic Unit. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Director of Graduate Studies, and the Staff of the Information Technology Lab shall be members of this Committee in an ex-officio, non-voting capacity. The Chair of the Committee is to be the Director of Information Technology who is also to be a voting member of the Committee.

The Committee is to recommend to the Dean policies and procedures regarding information technology within the College of
Design. They are to maintain and, at appropriate intervals, review and revise a plan for the implementation of information technology to keep the College, its students, faculty, and staff current. The Committee shall advise the Dean on the expenditures of the Student Educational Technology fee and on the distribution of funds for faculty and staff digital currency.

Section 5. Library Committee. The Library Committee shall consist of one representative from each Academic Unit, selected by a vote of the Faculty within that Academic Unit. Each representative shall serve a term of three years on a staggered basis. Representatives may serve consecutive terms if re-elected by their Academic Unit. The Head of the College of Design Library is to also serve on this Committee as a voting member. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs shall be a member of this Committee in an ex-officio, non-voting capacity. The Chair of the Committee is to be elected by the representatives to the Committee from those members who are in their second or third year on the Committee. The term of the Chair is one year.

The Committee is to advise the Head of the Library and the Dean of the College on the development and maintenance of the general and visual collection of the Harrye B. Lyons Library. The Committee shall further, on a regular basis, review and, when deemed appropriate, propose changes to the policies and procedures of the Library.

Section 6. Awards Committee. The Awards Committee shall consist of one representative from each Academic Unit, a representative of the EPA staff, and a representative of the SPA staff. Committee members are to be appointed by the Dean in consultation with the College Senate. Each representative shall serve a term of three years on a staggered basis. Representatives may serve consecutive terms. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Assistant Dean for Administration shall be members of this Committee in an ex-officio, non-voting capacity. The Chair of the Committee is to be appointed by the Dean.

The Committee is to establish procedures for the selection of faculty and staff recognition through University Awards' Programs.  They are also to select recipients of those awards after proper solicitation of opinion from appropriate constituencies and to forward the credentials of the candidates to the appropriate University body for consideration. The Committee is to annually consider and forward nominations to the College Senate for an Honorary Degree, the Distinguished Alumni, and students for the Dean's Award given at Spring Commencement.

Section 7. College Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Committee. The College Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure
Committee shall consist of one member from each Academic Unit who is to be appointed by the Dean from nominations by the
College Senate. A sixth member to the Committee is to be appointed by the Dean from the Faculty-at-large. Terms of
appointment are for three years on staggered basis. Members may serve consecutive terms. The Chair of the Committee is to be appointed by the Dean for one-year from members in their second or third year on the Committee. Members of the Committee must be full professors, except in cases where a full professor is not available to serve in which case a tenured Associate Professor may serve instead.

The Committee is to prepare, in accordance with a directive from the Provost, a written assessment of the credentials of each
candidate who is being considered for reappointment, promotion, or tenure. This assessment is to be executed in a manner that is consistent with University and College RPT procedures, policies, and standards.

Section 8. General Provision on Committees. All meetings of the Standing Committees of the College, with the exception of the
College Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Committee, shall be open to College of Design Faculty members, EPA personnel, and students. In addition to special reports that may be called for by the College Senate, all standing committees shall submit a written year-end report to the College Senate. These reports are to be kept on file in the Faculty Mailroom for review by any interested party.

The charges of all Standing Committees shall be reviewed periodically by the College Senate, not less than once a year,
following recommendations by the previous Committee and from Academic Units. Modifications to the charges of any Standing
Committee shall be voted on by a simple majority of the Voting Faculty.

All Committee Chairs should be sensitive to potential impacts of committee business on the faculty, students, staff, and Academic Units of the College of Design and on the established operations and common resources of the College of Design. The Committees shall be responsible for involving the full faculty through the College Senate in the decision-making processes, as appropriate. Failure to involve the full Faculty in critical decisions, as stated above, may result in the Faculty overriding committee decisions.

A student may be appointed by the College Senate to serve as a voting member of each Standing Committee excepting the College Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Committee. The College Senate will request, at the beginning of the Fall Semester, the Design Council and other graduate and undergraduate student leaders to provide a slate of names to be considered as the student representative for each Committee. The College Senate will then appoint the student representative to each Committee from this slate.

Section 9. Membership on Committees. The Academic Administrators of the College may not serve as voting members of
any of the College Senate Committees or as Academic Unit representatives to the College Senate. An exception is that the Dean of the College is to be a voting member of the College Senate. The Dean shall also be a non-voting ex-officio member of every Committee.

The Academic Administrators of the Academic Units may not serve as voting members of the Curriculum Committee, the Awards Committee, or the College Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Committee. They also may not serve as Academic Unit representatives to the College Senate. Otherwise, all members of the College of Design voting faculty as herein defined and as designated for each Committee, are eligible to serve on the College Senate and the Standing Committees of the College. Generally, a faculty member is expected to serve on one College Committee.

Section 10. Task Forces. As previously stated, the Dean and the College Senate may appoint Task Forces. Although those
appointed by the Dean are responsible to the Dean they should also report regularly to the College Senate. These Task Forces may not supercede the work of one of the College Committees that is responsible to the College Senate.

Article VI
Collective Responsibility of the Faculty

Section 1. The Faculty shall have such powers and responsibilities as are delegated by the Faculty Handbook and other documents, which may exist or be accepted by the University.

Section 2. It shall be the duty of the Faculty to construct and maintain its educational policy, to make recommendations pertaining thereto, and to adopt rules and regulations appropriate to its operation. Faculty are responsible for the curricula and the courses within those curricula.

Section 3. The Faculty may express, by formal resolution, its opinion or desire on any subject relating to the administration or policy of the College or the University.

Article VII
Administration

Section 1. Administrative Officers. The Academic Administrative Officers of the College shall include the Dean and all academic administrative persons appointed by the Dean including, but not limited to the Associate Dean, the Director of Graduate Studies, and the Director of Research, Extension, and Sponsored Programs. An administrative officer who holds a Faculty appointment in a College of Design Academic Unit retains all Faculty voting rights (with the exception of provisions under Article V, Section 9). Campus-level administrators (e.g. Chancellor, Vice Chancellors, and the Graduate
Dean) who hold faculty rank and tenure in disciplines outside of the School of Design are considered non-voting ex-officio members at College of Design Faculty meetings. Academic Administrative Officers of the College shall be disallowed from voting on issues addressed at a College Faculty meeting, if and when those same administrators shall exercise the right of approval on the action, subsequent to the faculty vote.

Section 2. Dean. The Dean must be from one of the design disciplines represented in the College of Design. The Dean is the
principal administrative officer of the College, Head of the Faculty, and is responsible to the Chancellor through the Provost and Vice Chancellor for the administration of the College. This involves the formulation of recommendations to the Provost and Vice Chancellor, in accordance with University policies and procedures, for appointments, tenure, promotion, and termination for all personnel in the College of Design.

The Dean is responsible for preparing biennial budget requests. In general, the Dean is responsible for the management of the
College's fiscal, physical and personnel resources, and for the development of academic, research and public service programs
consistent with University policies. The Dean will represent the College of Design and the University in activities and issues of
public interest concerning the design professions.

In discharging of the duties of this office, the Dean shall:
a) Keep the Chancellor, the President of the University system, the
Board of Trustees, and the Board of Governors, fully informed of the operations and needs of the College.
b) Formulate and present policies to the Faculty for its consideration and action where appropriate.
c) Communicate to the Chancellor and/or the Provost and Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty on the activities and programs of the College.
d) Serve as the official medium of communication (i.e., in person or by proxy) for all official business of the College between the Chancellor, the Faculty, other campus authorities, the students, and the public.
e) Be responsible for proper use and assignment to College units
of space allocated to the College. 
f) Be responsible for compliance by the College of Design with
policies and procedures stipulated in the NCSU Faculty Handbook.
g) Serve as a member of the College Senate and utilize the Senate in an advisory capacity. Appoint Task Forces to aid in developing policy not assigned to Standing Committees of the College.
h) Serve as Chairperson of the Dean's Administrative Executive Council.
i) Serve as chief fund-raiser for College of Design.
j) Be responsible for recruiting gifted faculty and students and ensuring diversity within each of these groups.

Section 3. Associate and Assistant Deans. The Associate and Assistant Deans are responsible to the Dean in assisting the
execution of the activities of the Office of Dean, in coordinating the varied programs of the School, and in assuming responsibilities assigned to them by the Dean. Collectively, they are responsible for coordination of the programs of the College so that all of the missions of the College are met.

The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs may not serve as an Academic Administrative Officer of an Academic Unit concurrently, except as an interim solution in emergency situations.  Responsibilities of the Associate Dean are to:
a) Provide administrative leadership and coordination of all activities assigned by the Dean.
b) Represent the Office of the Dean on appropriate committees.
c) Serve as a voting member of the Dean's Administrative Executive
Council.
d) Advise the Dean, the Academic Administrative Officers of the Academic Units, Assistant Deans, and Directors on judicious
resource management to achieve the goals and fulfill the responsibilities of the College of Design.
e) Serve as the liaison between the College and the Provost's office
and as the clearinghouse for information regarding the policies,
procedures, and criteria for Review, Reappointment, Promotion,
and Tenure of Faculty in the College of Design.
f) Serve as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Standing
Committees of the College, with the exception of the College
Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Committee, as described
in Article V.
g) Coordinate the International Programs of the Academic Units.

The Assistant Dean positions will be administrative in nature and held by persons without concurrent academic appointments. The responsibilities of the Assistant Dean for Administration are to:
a) Provide oversight and management of the Budget Office of the
College of Design.
b) Provide oversight and management of human resource activities
in the College of Design.
c) Manage the expenditures on purchases of supplies, furniture,
and equipment and for changes to facilities.

The responsibilities for the Assistant Dean for Student Services are to:
a) Provide oversight and management for recruitment of undergraduate students to the Academic Units of the College of
Design.
b) Provide oversight and management for undergraduate admissions processes to the Academic Units of the College of
Design.
c) Provide oversight and management of student clubs and organizations in the College of Design.
d) Provide oversight and management for student related diversity initiatives in the College of Design.
e) Provide oversight and management of the College of Design Registrar's Office.

Section 4. Academic Administrative Officers of the Academic Units. 
The Chairs of Departments and the Director of the School are the chief executive officers of the Academic Units and are responsible to the Dean and the Faculty of the Academic Unit for its administration. The Academic Administrative Officers of the Academic Units have a variety of planning and management duties and should seek the counsel of the senior faculty of the respective Academic Unit and delegate appropriate responsibilities. As a faculty member, the Academic Administrative Officers of the Academic Units are expected to participate in and contribute to the academic activities of the Academic Units.
Responsibilities are to:
a) Provide leadership toward the achievement of excellence in teaching, research, and service activities of the Academic Unit.
b) Be responsible to the Dean and the Academic Unit faculty for the execution of Academic Unit, College, and University policies. The Academic Administrative Officer of the Academic Units shall have general direction of the fiscal, academic and personnel activities of the department and shall set priorities, where appropriate.
c) Consult with Academic Unit personnel in the formulation of Academic Unit policies.
d) Call regular meetings of the Academic Unit faculty to discuss educational procedures, research programs, personnel policies
and other activities of the Academic Unit, College, and University.
e) Be responsible for maintaining high standards of scholarship and morale in the Academic Unit and implementation of Academic Unit programs.
f) Prepare Academic Unit budgets and be responsible for the assignment and the expenditures of Academic Unit funds.
g) Be responsible for the allocation, use and care of Academic Unit's space, equipment, and supplies.
h) Be responsible for the employment, performance, and welfare of the staff (SPA) employees in the Academic Unit, either directly or by proxy.
i) Provide opportunities for the professional growth of Academic Unit faculty members and provide reasonable support to each in achieving their goals.
j) Have frequent, frank, informal, individual conversations with Academic Unit faculty members.
k) Consult one or more times annually with each faculty member of the Academic Unit to evaluate the nature, scope and quality of their work. A written summary of this evaluation should be given to and discussed with the faculty member and a copy should be placed in their personnel file.
l) Orient each new full-time faculty member in the Academic Unit to acquaint them with College and University regulations. Inform them of procedures on faculty promotion, tenure, leave and termination, as well as the current status and future expectations for their career and program.
m) In consultation with the senior faculty of the Academic Unit, recruit faculty and make recommendations on personnel actions, appointments, dismissals, promotions, granting of tenure, salary adjustments, reprimands, etc.
n) Coordinate, initiate, develop and supervise financial and equipment support for the faculty of the Academic Unit.

Article VIII

Review, Appointment, Non-Reappointment, Promotion, Conferral of Tenure and Selection Of Academic Administrative Officers For the College and its Academic Units

Section 1. All personnel actions within the College and its Academic Units shall be conducted in accordance with the current relevant provisions of the North Carolina State University Tenure Regulations, as revised by the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina and outlined in the current NCSU Faculty Handbook.

Section 2. Recommendations for appointment of Dean, Associate Deans, and Assistant Deans shall be made in accordance with North Carolina State University Policy on the Nomination of Academic Officials.

Section 3. The Dean and the Faculty of the Academic Unit in accordance with North Carolina State University Policy shall make recommendations for appointment of Academic Administrative Officers of the Academic Units on the Nomination of Academic Officials.

Section 4. Review of Academic Deans and Academic Administrative Officers of Academic Units shall be made in accordance with North Carolina State University Policy on the Review of Academic Officials. This policy should be on file with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and be available for inspection at any time.

Section 5. The Dean of the College of Design shall maintain a document specifying the criteria and procedures for review,
appointment, non-reappointment, promotion, conferral of tenure; selection of Academic Administrative Officers of the College and Academic Units; and selection of Administrative Officers of the College. The document shall be reviewed annually by the College Senate and should be on file with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Article IX
Dean's Administrative Executive Council

Section 1. The Dean's Executive Council shall consist of the Dean; Associate Dean(s); Director of Graduate Studies; Director of Research, Extension, and Sponsored Programs; Academic Administrative Officers of Academic Units (excepting Associate
Directors or Associate Chairs); and Director of Design Studies.  Assistant Deans, a representative of the Design Council, and the Chair of the College Senate will serve as non-voting, ex-officio members. Additional ex-officio, non-voting members may be added to the Executive Council at the discretion of the Dean.

Section 2. The Dean's Executive Council shall (1) advise the Dean on administrative policies; (2) study and make recommendations regarding problems of educational policy referred to it by the Dean, the College Senate, a Standing Committee of the College, or the University and make recommendations; (3) implement policies, procedures, and curricula approved by the Faculty of the College of Design and its Academic Units; and (4) perform such other duties
as may be appropriate.

Section 3. The Dean's Executive Council shall hold regular meetings. The Dean may call special meetings as the need arises.

Article X
College of Design Compact Plan

A Compact Plan for the College of Design must be on file in the Office of the Dean of the College. The College of Design Compact Plan shall be reviewed by the faculty of the College periodically, and not less than once every three years. This Constitution and By-laws and the Compact Plan shall remain consistent with each other.

Article XI
Amendments

Section 1. Amendments to the Constitution may be proposed in writing by any voting member of the College Faculty, by any
Committee, or by the Dean's Administrative Executive Council. Such proposals shall be submitted to the Secretary of the College Senate for study by the College Senate and recommendation to the Faculty.

Section 2. No substantive amendment shall be voted on until it has been submitted for study and report to the College Senate.

Section 3. Amendments shall be adopted by a two-thirds majority of the voting Faculty.

Article XII
Ratification

Section 1. The Constitution shall be recommended for administrative approval, when ratified by two-thirds of the voting
faculty members of the College of Design.

Revised Constitution adopted:
________________________________ (date).

Signed:

________________________________
______________________________
Dean of the College of Design Faculty Chair of the College of
Design


College of Design Faculty
By-laws

1. The representatives of the Academic Units to the College Senate are expected to report the actions and discussions of the College Senate to the Faculty of the Academic Units on a regular basis - at least once per month. Such reports may be written or given verbally at a regularly called meeting of the Academic Unit.

2. The Chair of the College Senate shall preside at meetings of the College of Design Faculty. At these meetings, unless otherwise provided by the Faculty, Roberts' Rules of Order (latest revised edition) shall be used in settling any question of parliamentary discussion that may arise. A member of the Faculty shall be designated by the Chair of the College Senate to assist the presiding officer in solving any questions of parliamentary procedure that may arise.

3. A quorum for the transaction of any business at a meeting of the Faculty shall consist of at least 50 percent of the College of Design voting members of the Faculty with a minimum of one voting member from each of the Academic Units in the College.

4. Representatives from the Academic Units to the Standing Committees of the College, unless otherwise indicated in Article V
of the Constitution, are to be selected by a majority vote of the voting Faculty of the Academic Unit. The representatives to the College Senate are to be elected by the Academic Units in November so the Faculty of the College can elect the Chair and Secretary of the College Senate in December. The election of the Chair and Secretary are to be administered by the Standing College Senate.  The representatives to the Standing Committees of the College are to be elected by the Academic Units by May 1. This will insure that the Committees are in place by the beginning of the next Academic Year.

5. Minutes, special reports, year-end reports, and other pertinent written material of the Standing Committees of the College, with the exception of the College Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Committee, are to be kept in a notebook in the Faculty Mailroom for perusal by any member of the Faculty of the College. A final year-end report of the Committee's activities is also to be filed with the Secretary of the College Senate. The Chair of each Standing Committee is responsible for keeping the notebooks up-to-date and for filing the year-end report with the Secretary of the College Senate. The contents of these notebooks are to be placed in the College's archives before the beginning of the next Academic Year and be made available to any Faculty member for three-years.

6. If an elected representative from an Academic Unit on a Standing Committee of the College resigns or is unable to serve during his or her term of office, the Faculty of the Academic Unit in question shall elect a replacement for that member. The election is to take place as soon as possible after his/her resignation is made known. The replacement representative will serve until the end of the original member's term. If an Academic Unit's representative on such a committee requests a leave of absence, the Faculty of the Academic Unit in question shall elect another Faculty member to serve in that representative's place for his/her absence. In either event, the Academic Unit in question shall undertake action immediately to inform the Chair of the College Senate of the nature of the action taken and the identity of the replacement.

 

 

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