Sep 26, 2022
Faculty Bylaws (formerly Manual of Procedure; Revised June 26, 2022)
Article I. The Faculty
The General Faculty is comprised of faculty responsible for formulating and recommending academic policies for their respective schools, and as such represents the academic core of LSUHSC-S. The General Faculty shall consist of a voting faculty and a nonvoting faculty. The voting faculty shall include: full-time academic faculty with voting rights as identified in PM-23 and the Faculty Handbook; Full Time Affiliated (FTA) faculty; and part-time faculty with greater than 49% effort appointment who rank from Instructor through Professor of Clinical * and Clinical Instructor through Professor of * designation. Adjunct, gratis, and research faculty with 49% or less effort appointment may attend meetings and have the right to the floor but do not have voting privileges.
* Denotes the Department of appointment
- President: The President of the General Faculty shall be a member of the voting General Faculty and shall be elected by the voting members of the General Faculty to serve a one-year term. The President shall serve no more than two successive terms. The duties of the President shall be to:
- Preside at General Faculty meetings. In the absence of the President of the faculty, the Secretary of the General Faculty or a designee shall preside;
- Prepare the agenda for General Faculty meetings in consultation with the Chancellor, Provost, and Deans of the various schools;
- Represent and stand for the faculty;
- Charter faculty committees when appropriate;
- Maintain regular communication with faculty committees;
- Preserve order and decorum in meetings;
- Appoint a Parliamentarian of the General Faculty.
- Secretary: The Secretary of the General Faculty shall be elected by the Elected Faculty Senate as described in Article II, section B.3, and shall serve simultaneous one-year terms as Secretaries of the General Faculty and Elected Faculty Senate. The duties of the Secretary shall be to:
- Distribute minutes of General Faculty meetings to members of the General Faculty within 10 working days after a meeting;
- Distribute minutes of Elected Faculty Senate meetings to members of the Elected Faculty Senate within 10 working days after a meeting;
- Maintain a permanent file of such minutes in the Medical Library;
- Distribute agendas and information pertinent to the agenda to voting faculty members in advance of the General Faculty meetings and to Elected Faculty Senate members in advance of Elected Faculty Senate meetings;
- Preside over meetings in the absence of the President or the President’s designee;
- Provide nominating petitions for members of the voting faculty for each election;
- Verify eligibility of faculty nominated for each position before each election;
- Prepare election ballots and oversee elections;
- Perform other duties as assigned by the President.
- Parliamentarian: The President of the General Faculty shall appoint a Parliamentarian who shall assure that the meetings are run in accordance with the latest edition of Robert’s Rules of Order.
- Regular Meetings: General Faculty Meetings shall be held in the fall and spring.
- Special Meetings: Special meetings of the General Faculty may be called by the President of the General Faculty, the Chancellor, or on petition of at least fifty members of the voting faculty. Faculty must be notified at least 5 working days prior to a special meeting.
- Quorum: Ten percent of the voting faculty members shall constitute a quorum.
- Rules: Meetings and voting shall be conducted according to the latest edition of Robert’s Rules of Order.
- Reports: The Chancellor, the Dean of the School of Medicine, the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, and the Dean of the School of Allied Health Professions will report to the faculty at General Faculty meetings. Standing and special committee reports may be submitted or presented.
D. Duties of the Voting Faculty:
The General Faculty of the Schools of Medicine, Graduate Studies, and Allied Health Professions shall act regarding their respective schools to:
- Determine educational policy or delegate to a standing committee the power to determine educational policy;
- Formulate and establish curricula or delegate to a standing committee the power to formulate and establish curricula;
- Delegate to standing admissions committees the selection of students and the power to formulate and establish admissions requirements;
- Recommend the granting of degrees for their respective schools;
- Make recommendations to the Deans of the Schools regarding policies of LSUHSC-S, including the organization and performance of teaching, research, and service functions;
- The General Faculty shall, within the framework of educational policy of Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, have legislative power over all matters pertaining to its own meetings and shall delegate its own authority to standing committees whose authority shall be limited to matters that have been specifically delegated by the General Faculty and that also comply with guidelines issued by the relevant federal oversight agencies.