The University of California has a long tradition of shared governance. Faculty and Administration share responsibility for the conduct of activities within the University. Specific responsibilities for the academic program of courses and curriculum are reserved to the Faculty and planning of resource allocation is determined primarily by the Administration. Shared governance generates consensus with regard to significant changes in policy, procedures and organization.
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (DGSOM), as part of the University of California, is subject to this same spirit and process of shared governance. These Faculty Bylaws define the mechanisms through which the DGSOM Faculty fulfill their obligations to the governance of the School.
ARTICLE I GENERAL
Section 1: Purpose
The Faculty shall conduct the government of the DGSOM, subject to the rules and coordinating powers of the Board of Regents and the Academic Senate as may be applicable.
Section 2: Source of Authority
The membership, duties, powers and privileges of the Academic Senate are defined by the Standing Orders of the Regents of the University of California.
The Los Angeles Division is a Committee of the Academic Senate of the University of California and is subject to the Bylaws of the University Academic
The Faculty of the University of California Los Angeles DGSOM is a Committee of the Los Angeles Division and is directly responsible to the Division and subject to its Bylaws. Except as otherwise provided, the governance of the DGSOM is vested in its Faculty which is authorized to organize, to select its own officers and committees, and to adopt rules for the conduct of its business.
ARTICLE II MEMBERSHIP
Membership in the Faculty of the DGSOM is defined by Regent Standing Order 105.1(a) and Division Bylaw 50 (A)(1-4).
ARTICLE III DUTIES
Section 1: Curricula to Fulfill the Requirements of the M.D. Degree
The Faculty of the DGSOM shall authorize and supervise all courses and curricula offered in pursuit of the degree of Doctor of Medicine (Regent Standing Order 105.2b).
No change in the curriculum of the DGSOM may be made by any agency, including the Faculty Executive Committee, until the proposed change has been submitted to the formal consideration of the Faculty (Academic Senate Protected Bylaw 51; Division Bylaw 10B).
The Faculty's control over curriculum does not extend to courses and curricula that lead to other degrees, such as the Ph.D., since review and authorization of these programs remain under the jurisdiction of the Graduate Council of the Los Angeles Division.
Section 2: Admission, Progress, and Promotion of Students Pursuing the M.D. Degree
The Faculty of the DGSOM shall set policies for the admission of candidates for the degree of Doctor of Medicine and for completion of the degree, and select students for admission. This shall be the responsibility of the Admissions Committee and shall be overseen by the Admissions Policy and Oversight Committee.
The Faculty shall determine whether students are making satisfactory progress or shall be required to repeat courses, remediate deficiencies, or be dismissed from the School. This shall be conducted by the Committee on Academic Standing, Progress, and Promotion of Medical Students.
The Faculty shall recommend candidates for the M.D. degree to the President of the University through the Academic Senate, based on a list of candidates proposed by the FEC, with consultation from the DGSOM Vice Dean for Education.
Section 3: Educational and Budgetary Resources
The Faculty of the DGSOM may form a Committee on Planning and Budget analogous to the Los Angeles Division's Council on Planning and Budget (Division Bylaw 65.3). The Faculty has the authority to investigate and make recommendations concerning the allocation of educational and budgetary resources, academic priorities, and the planning and budgetary process within the DGSOM. These recommendations may be made to the Dean, to the Los Angeles Division, and/or to the Chancellor.
Section 4: Other
The powers and duties of the Faculty shall not be construed as limited to those explicitly considered in these Bylaws.
ARTICLE IV OFFICERS
The officers of the Faculty shall consist of a Chair and a Vice-Chair.
The Vice-Chair, who serves as chair-elect, will be elected every two years by the Faculty and shall serve for six years: the first two years as Vice-Chair, the third and fourth years as Chair, and the fifth and six years as Immediate Past-Chair.
The Chair shall serve as Chair of the Faculty Executive Committee.
ARTICLE V COMMITTEES
Section 1: Faculty Executive Committee
Other members of the FEC shall serve without vote and consist of:
Section 2: Standing Committees of the Faculty
Section 3: Ad Hoc Committees of the Faculty
The Faculty Executive Committee may appoint ad hoc committees to research, study, and develop recommendations regarding an issue. An ad hoc committee shall consist of as many members as may be appropriate, plus a Chair. All members and the Chair shall serve only as long as the committee is constituted as determined by the Faculty Executive Committee.
ARTICLE VI MEETINGS OF THE FACULTY
ARTICLE VII AMENDMENTS
Approved by the UCLA Academic Senate June 28, 2014.