The University Record, September 14, 1992

Changes proposed for two Regents’ Bylaws

Following are proposed changes to Regent’s Bylaws. Comments on the changes should be directed by Sept. 25 to the Office of the General Counsel, 4020 Fleming Administration Building 1340, 764-0304.

Proposed Revision of Regents’ Bylaws Section 6.02
(Proposed additions in bold)
Sec. 6.02. Degree Program Definitions
Undergraduate degree programs are offered by:

The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor Campus)

College of Architecture and Urban Planning

School of Art

School of Business Administration

School of Dentistry

School of Education

College of Engineering

College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

School of Music

School of Natural Resources and

Environment

School of Nursing

College of Pharmacy

Division of Kinesiology

The University of Michigan-Dearborn

College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters

Division of Education

School of Engineering

Division of Interdisciplinary Studies

School of Management

The University of Michigan-Flint

College of Arts and Sciences

School of Health Professions and Studies

School of Management

Graduate degree programs are offered by the schools and colleges on all three campuses, and by the divisions at The University of Michigan-Dearborn, through the agency of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, leading to the master’s, doctoral, and related degrees. In addition, the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, the School of Business Administration, the School of Health Professions and Studies, the School of Natural Resources and Environment, and the Schools of Management at The University of Michigan-Dearborn and at The University of Michigan-Flint are authorized to offer the master’s degree in appropriate professional fields and the School of Music, the master’s degree in applied music.

Graduate professional degree programs are offered by the:

Medical School

School of Dentistry

Law School

School of Public Health

School of Social Work

College of Pharmacy

Sec. 11.116. The College of Literature, Science and the Arts: The Biological Station

The Biological Station at Douglas Lake shall be maintained for the purpose of combining field work with instruction and research in the biological sciences. Its facilities shall be equally available to all qualified members of the University staff.

The station shall be in the charge of a director appointed by the Board on recommendation by the president and responsible to the dean and executive committee.

The director shall be ex officio custodian of the lands assigned to the Biological Station for scientific purposes. The director shall be assisted by an executive committee consisting of the following: the director of the Biological Station, ex officio; the dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment, ex officio, or the dean’s designated representative; the director of the Great Lakes and Marine Waters Center, ex officio, or the director’s designated representative; a representative of the group for botany; a representative of the group for ecology, behavior, and evolutionary biology; a representative of the group for systematics; and an elected representative of the Biological Station faculty.

The executive committee shall be responsible for the general management of the station and the lands assigned thereto for scientific purposes; for developing educational policies and programs; for making recommendations to the dean and the executive committee concerning budgets, appointments, and plant development and operation.

Scientists who are visiting workers at the camp may be admitted to all of the privileges of the students subject to the approval of the director and subject, further, to all the restrictions and obligations imposed upon students.

Sec. 11.17. The School of Natural Resources and Environment: Executive Committee

The executive committee shall consist of the dean and four members of the tenured professorial faculty to be appointed by the Board of Regents on recommendation by the president. The appointed members shall hold office for two years, and the terms shall be adjusted so that two will expire each year. The appointed members shall be eligible for reappointment for one additional term but shall not thereafter be eligible for reappointment until after the lapse of two years. The governing faculty is authorized to arrange for students, not more than two in number, selected in accordance with procedures and for terms approved by the governing faculty, to participate in meetings of the executive committee in an advisory capacity.

Sec. 11.171. The School of Natural Resources and Environment: Camp Filibert Roth

The work of Camp Filibert Roth shall be conducted for the purpose of combining field work with instruction and research. The camp shall be in the charge of a director appointed by the Board on recommendation by the president, responsible to the dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment. The director shall have the authority over and responsibility for administration of the camp, its programs of instruction and research; and shall have jurisdiction over the conduct and activities of all students in the director’s charge.

Proposed Revision of

Regents’ Bylaws Sections 5.01 and 5.23

(Proposed additions in bold)

Section 5.01. Definitions

As used in these bylaws:

1. The term faculty shall include members of the teaching and research staff together with the executive officers, the directors of various teaching, research, and library units, research associates, curators, and persons with similar duties.

2. The term professorial staff shall include professors, associate professors, and assistant professors.

3. The term governing faculty, when used in connection with a school or college, shall include those members of the school or college who are professors, associate professors, assistant professors, and in the Law School and the School of Dentistry, clinical professorial staff. The governing faculty shall include instructors and lecturers who hold appointments of one-half time or more; provided, however, that such instructors and lecturers may vote at faculty meetings only if they have held appointments for one or more years and are authorized to vote by a majority of the professorial staff of the appropriate school or college.

4 The term teaching staff shall include professors, associate professors, assistant professors, instructors, lecturers, and teaching fellows.

5. The terms teaching fellow, teaching associate, teaching assistant, student assistant, research assistant, technical assistant, laboratory assistant, and assistant shall be used to designate junior appointees who participate in the processes of teaching and research but do not possess faculty rank. Students in these classifications shall have student status.

6. The term university year, as used in connection with appointments of members of the faculty and other personnel, contains any two terms in the calendar, as defined for the year in question. Faculty members are expected to participate in orientation, registration, and commencement.

5.23 Clinical Instructional Staff

1. Professional practitioners in the community or within the University may be appointed at appointment fractions below 50 percent as clinical professors, associate professors, assistant professors, instructors or lecturers in order to supplement the instructional program.

Appointment and/or promotion criteria shall be consistent with those for regular instructional ranks to the extent applicable.

Clinical appointments or reappointments are recommended by the appropriate instructional department and school or college and are approved by the president.

Appointments as clinical instructional staff below 50 percent are on an annual or shorter basis and without tenure.

2. Physicians may be appointed to the Medical School at appointment fractions of 50 percent or higher as clinical professors, clinical associate professors, clinical assistant professors, clinical instructors, or clinical lecturers.

Appointment and/or promotion criteria shall be consistent with those for regular instructional ranks to the extent applicable.

Clinical appointments or reappointments are recommended by the appropriate instructional department and the school, and are approved by the president.

Medical School appointments as clinical instructional staff at appointment fractions of 50 percent or higher may be for periods up to three years. All clinical appointments are without tenure.

3. Faculty may be appointed to the Law School and the School of Dentistry at appointment fractions of 50 percent or higher as clinical professors, clinical associate professors, or clinical assistant professors.

Appointment and promotion criteria shall be consistent with those for regular instructional ranks to the extent applicable.

Recommendations for appointment, reappointment and promotion shall be made by the dean and approved by the president.

Law School and School of Dentistry appointments to the clinical instructional staff at fractions of 50 per cent or higher may be for periods of up to seven years.

All clinical appointments are without tenure.

4. Faculty may be appointed to the College of Pharmacy at appointment fractions of 50 percent or higher as clinical professors, clinical associate professors, clinical assistant professors, or clinical instructors.

Appointment and promotion criteria shall be consistent with those for regular instructional ranks to the extent applicable.

Recommendations for appointment, reappointment and promotion shall be made by the dean and are approved by the president.

College of Pharmacy appointments to the clinical instructional staff at fractions of 50 percent or higher may be for periods of up to three years. All clinical appointments are without tenure.