Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1992
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BOARD OF TRUSTEES
This amendment makes this process parallel to that for removal of other administrators such as deans or chairs. The authority for removal of a head will now reside with the chancellor at the campus level. Article VIII, Section 1 — Formation of New Units Section 3 — Academic Units Not Requiring Board of Trustees Approval Article III, Section 4 — The School and Similar Campus Units The amendments to Article VIII and Article III clarify the process of forming and governing new centers and other campus units. These amendments to the Statutes are endorsed by the University Senates Conference and the vice president for academic affairs. I concur. (Deletions are interlineated; additions are italicized.) ARTICLE IV. DEPARTMENTS Section 3. DEPARTMENT ORGANIZED WITH A HEAD a. The head of a department shall be appointed without specified term by the Board of Trustees on recommendation by the Chancellor and the President after consultation with the dean of the college and all members of the department faculty. The head may, however, be relieved of title and duties as head of the department by the Board of Trustees, on recommendation of the Chancellor and the President in consultation with on the recommendation of the dean of the college. The performance of the head shall be evaluated at least once every five years. As one component of this evaluation, views shall be solicited from the entire department faculty. b. In each department organized with a head, the head, in consultation with the Advisory Committee, shall recommend individuals for academic appointment in the department. In consultation with the Advisory Committee, or as specified in the department bylaws, the head may invite other persons who are not members of the department faculty to attend meetings of the department faculty, but such persons shall have no vote. c. The head of the department shall have the power to determine such matters as do not affect other departments or properly come under the supervision of larger administrative units. d. In each department organized with a head, the head shall have general direction of the work of the department. The head shall (1) consult with the departmental Advisory Committee in regard to departmental policy; (2) consult with each member of the department regarding the nature and scope of the work in the charge of that member; (3) call meetings of the departmental faculty for explanation and discussion of departmental policies, educational procedure, and research, of which there shall be at least one in each academic year for consideration of departmental governance and educational policy; (4) be responsible for the organization of the work of the department, for the quality and efficient progress of that work, for the formulation and execution of departmental policies, and for the execution of university and college policies insofar as they affect the department; (5) report on the teaching and research of the department; (6) have general supervision of the work of students in the department; (7) prepare the departmental budget in consultation with the departmental Advisory Committee; and (8) be responsible for the distribution and expenditure of departmental funds and for the care of departmental property. e. In the administration of the office, the head shall recognize the individual responsibility of other members of the department for the discharge of the duties committed to them by their appointments and shall allow proper scope to the ability and initiative of all members of the department. f. In each department organized with a head, there shall be an Advisory