Academic Unit Bylaws

On February 26, 2018, the Provost approved Resolution 2017-2018-5 Governance in Academic Units. The resolution requests each academic unit, and departments and schools whose leader holds an administrative appointment to operate according to written bylaws approved by a majority of the unit's general faculty.

Unit bylaws are approved by the unit faculty, the unit leader, and the appropriate dean. Faculty Excellence conducts a review of the written bylaws to ensure they comply with university policy. Once approved, the bylaws are posted to this website.

Academic Bylaws

The following bylaws represent academic units as defined in Section I. Definition of Faculty in the Faculty Constitution, namely, each college and the University Libraries. The bylaws have been approved for posting by Faculty Excellence. For other bylaws, refer to the appropriate division/unit.


College of Arts and Humanities

Department/School Faculty Excellence Approved
College of Arts and Humanities pending
English pending
History May 22, 2019
Modern Languages and Literatures pending
Nicholson School of Communication and Media pending
Philosophy pending
School of Performing Arts pending
School of Visual Arts and Design pending
Writing and Rhetoric pending

College of Business Administration

Department/School Faculty Excellence Approved
College of Business Administration pending
DeVos Sport Business Management pending
Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate pending
Economics pending
Finance pending
Integrated Business pending
Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting pending
Managment pending
Marketing September 16, 2019

College of Community Innovation and Education

Department/School Faculty Excellence Approved
College of Community Innovation and Education pending
Counselor Education and School Physchology pending
Criminal Justice pending
Educational Leadership and Higher Education pending
Health Management and Informatics pending
Learning Sciences and Educational Research pending
Legal Studies pending
School of Public Administration pending
School of Teacher Education pending

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Department/School Faculty Excellence Approved
College of Engineering and Computer Science pending
Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering pending
Computer Science pending
Electrical and Computer Engineering pending
Industrial Engineering and Management Systems pending
Materials Science and Engineering pending
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering pending

College of Graduate Studies

Department/School Faculty Excellence Approved
School of Modeling Simulation and Training pending

College of Health Professions and Sciences

Department/School Faculty Excellence Approved
College of Health Professions and Sciences pending
Health Sciences pending
School of Communication Sciences and Disorders pending
School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy pending
School of Social Work pending

College of Medicine

Department/School Faculty Excellence Approved
College of Medicine pending
Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences May, 21, 2019
Clinical Sciences November 21, 2019
Internal Medicine November 21, 2019
Medical Education November 19, 2019

College of Nursing

Department/School Faculty Excellence Approved
College of Nursing October 16, 2019

College of Optics and Photonics

Department/School Faculty Excellence Approved
College of Optics and Photonics pending

College of Sciences

Department/School Faculty Excellence Approved
College of Sciences pending
Anthropology July 2, 2019
Biology pending
Chemistry pending
Mathematics pending
Nicholson School of Communication and Media pending
Physics pending
Psychology pending
School of Politics, Security and International Affairs pending
Sociology pending
Statistics and Data Science pending

Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Department/School Faculty Excellence Approved
Rosen College of Hospitality Management September 13, 2019
Food Service and Lodging Management pending
Hospitality Services pending
Tourism, Events, and Attractions pending

University Libraries

Department/School Faculty Excellence Approved
University Libraries pending
Acquisitions and Collection Services pending
Ask A Librarian pending
Cataloging pending
Circulation pending
Curriculum Materials Center pending
Government Documents pending
Information Technology and Digital Initiatives pending
Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services pending
Research and Information Services pending
Rosen Library pending
Scholarly Communication pending
Special Collections and University Archives pending
Teaching and Engagement pending
UCF Connect Libraries pending