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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Process for Revision
The Governance Document is evaluated every five years by the Executive and Faculty Councils by a process defined in Article VII of the Governance Document:
Amendments to the document shall require approval by two-thirds vote of both the Faculty Council and the Executive Council.
The approved amended document shall then be submitted to the faculty-at-large for a vote for or against its acceptance. A simple majority of votes cast shall be required for approval of the document.
Proposed amendments shall then be transmitted for administrative and Trustee approval.