Revision of the Governance Document & Creation of School Bylaws
The University of Massachusetts Medical School has undergone a two-year review of the campus governance involving the Faculty Council, Executive Council, faculty-at-large and administration and has cuminated in the revison to the Governance Document. The University's Board of Trustees approved the revision to the Governance Document (Doc. T03-035) at their meeting September 18, 2013. In conjunction with the revision, each of the three schools shall revise or establish bylaws to set forth the operating procedures and administration of their respective school.
The School of Medicine (SOM) Bylaws have been created with input from SOM Faculty, governing bodies, standing committees, legal counsel, and administration. The final version is now ready for vote by the SOM Faculty-at-Large. The deadline is 5:00pm, October 4, 2013. Ballots may be sent to the Office of Faculty Affairs by email Faculty.Affairs@umassmed.edu or fax 508-856-2129. A faxed ballot must include your printed name and signature. Contact Faculty Affairs at Governance@umassmed.edu with any questions.
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The Board-approved Governance Document for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (Doc. T86-085) and Governance Document for the Graduate School of Nursing (Doc. T91-028 ) have become the bylaws for the respective schools. Both schools are presently undertaking review of their respective documents and are finalizing their recommended revision. The review of said revisions will follow the process outlined in Article II, Section A.1.a of the Governance Document on pages 6-7. Information will be made availabe on this webpage as it becomes available.
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The In 2011 the Faculty Council and Executive Council undertook a review of the campus Governance Document last revised in August 2006. During a two-year review and revision to the document, the following changes were proposed:
- Renaming the document as the “Governance Document of the University of Massachusetts Worcester”
- Overall framework, as reflected in the Table of Contents
- Provost position integrated into structure and processes
- Description and membership composition of the Faculty Council and Executive Council
- Renames of several Standing Committees
- Description and membership composition of the Standing Committees
- Consistent reference to Medical School and University policies and procedures
- Requirement that all schools maintain bylaws with process for revision
The recently revised Governance Document of the University of Massachusetts Worcester is availabe online for download (PDF) and hard copies are available through the Office of Faculty Affairs (University Campus, S2-337).The recently approved School of Medicine Bylaws are available online for download (PDF) and hard copies are available through the Office of Faculty Affairs (University Campus, S2-337).