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N4 Committees

N4.1 There is an Executive Committee consisting of the Chair of the Faculty, ex officio; the Dean of the college, ex officio; the Divisional Dean of Student Academic Affairs (or equivalent title), ex officio; any other Divisional Dean of CNAS, ex officio; thirteen members of the Faculty as provided in N4.1.1.; and student representatives as provided in N4.1.1.4. Student representatives and all Divisional Deans of CNAS, except the Divisional Dean of Student Academic Affairs, are advisory (nonvoting) members. An elected member of the executive committee is not eligible for immediate reelection unless he/she has completed a term of fewer than 18 months. Eligibility is reestablished after one year of non-service with the exception that the Chair of the Faculty is immediately eligible at the end of their term.The Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary-Parliamentarian of the Faculty occupy corresponding offices in the Executive Committee. (Am 3 Feb 83)(Am 27 May 93)(Am 18 Nov 03)(Am 30 May 06)(Am 30 Nov.10)(Am 5 Dec 2017)

N4.1.1 The elected membership of the committee shall include one member elected from each of the following thirteen departments: Biochemistry; Botany and Plant Sciences, Chemistry; Earth Sciences; Environmental Sciences; Entomology; Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology; Mathematics; Microbiology and Plant Pathology; Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology; Nematology; Physics and Astronomy; and Statistics. The first order of business of the Executive Committee after the biennial election of the Chair of the Faculty will be to determine whether the representation formula needs change and to recommend appropriately to the Faculty. (Am 3 Feb 83)(27 May 93)(Am 30 May 06)(Am 30 Nov.10)(Am 5 Dec 2017)

N4.1.1.1 The term of office of the Chair of the Faculty is two years, elected in even years. The term of office of members of the Executive Committee is three years. The five members of the Executive Committee from the departments of Chemistry; Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology; Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology; Nematology and Environmental Sciences are elected in the same year; the four members of the Executive Committee from the departments of Earth Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Microbiology and Plant Pathology and Statistics are elected in the same year; the four members of the Executive Committee from the departments of Biochemistry, Botany and Plant Sciences, Entomology, and Mathematics are elected in the same year. (Am 3 Feb 83)(Am 27 May 93)(Am 30 May 06)(Am 20 Nov 07)(Am 30 Nov.10)(An 5 Dec 2017)

N4.1.1.2 The election is held by mail ballot as provided in chapter 7 of the bylaws of the Division. For purposes of these elections, members of the Executive Committee are considered Officers of the Faculty of the College. Members of the Executive Committee take office on the first day of September following their election at a regular election or immediately upon completion of the ballot count at a special election.

N4.1.1.3 Whenever the Executive Committee determines that a vacancy exists in its membership, the Secretary-Parliamentarian of the Division conducts an election in accordance with the procedure prescribed within these bylaws provided the vacancy is to last more than seven months. A vacancy will be declared to exist and a committee member considered to have resigned if he/she anticipates an absence from the committee of more than seven months. All vacancies are temporarily filled with an appointment by the Chair of the Faculty in consultation with the affected department until a replacement is elected. Appointees for vacancies anticipated to last longer than seven months require the consent of the Executive Committee. (Am 10 Dec 2017)

N4.1.1.4 At the beginning of each academic year, the Executive Committee will request that the Legislative Council of the Associated Students select two student representatives to the Executive Committee. Each of these student representatives must be majoring in a department or program within the college. (Am 30 May 06)

N4.1.2 The Executive Committee has the following functions:

N4.1.2.1 The Executive Committee has general oversight of the academic welfare and discipline of students in the college and has the power to bring before the Faculty any matters that the committee deems advisable.

N4.1.2.2 The Executive Committee appoints all other standing committees and all special committees of the Faculty unless otherwise directed at a meeting of the Faculty. (Am 5 Dec 2017)

N4.1.2.3 The Executive Committee acts finally for the Faculty (a) in the awarding of all degrees to students of the college and (b) in the awarding of honors at graduation. The committee is likewise empowered to act on petitions of students for graduation under suspension of the regulations. The committee will report all degrees approved to the Division.

N4.1.2.4 The Executive Committee acts for the Faculty in the establishment, modification, and discontinuation of majors and minors within the college.

N4.1.2.5 The Executive Committee acts for the Faculty in making recommendations to the Division regarding courses.

N4.1.2.6 The Executive Committee reviews and makes recommendations to the Dean of the college on proposals for the establishment of new departments or modifications of existing departments and reviews the status of all interdisciplinary programs.

N4.1.2.7 The Executive Committee may establish and maintains liaisons with the Executive Committees of the other colleges and schools in the Division when warranted. (Am 5 Dec 2017)

N4.1.2.8 The Executive Committee assists the Dean with request in matters relating to the administration of the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences.

N4.2 (Deleted 5 Dec 2017)

N4.3 There is a standing committee on Honors and Scholarships consisting of no fewer than three members of the Faculty. Each academic year, the Executive Committee will appoint the chair of this committee, who will then appoint two (or more) additional members to serve for the duration of that year. The duties of the committee are to evaluate all applications for fellowships and scholarships awarded through the College, provide recommendations on who should receive these awards and suggest any changes that will improve these programs. (Am 27 May 93) (Am 29 Nov. 2011) (Am 5 Dec 2017)

N4.4 (Deleted 27 May 93)


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