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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.

Departmental 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. Please attach the following form when submitting bylaws for review. Bylaws must be submitted by email to in Word format.