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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Front Cover
    Title Page
        Page i1
    Table of Contents
        Page ii
        Page iii
    Preamble
        Page iv
    Constitution of the University of Florida
        Article I: Governance of the University
            Page 1
        Article II: Administration of the University
            Page 1
            Page 2
        Article III: The University Senate
            Page 3
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        Article IV: Organizational units of the university
            Page 5
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        Article V: The faculty
            Page 8
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        Article VI: Right of appeal
            Page 12
        Article VII: Amendments
            Page 12
    By-laws of the University Senate
        Page 13
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        Senate by-law 4: The Senate organization and procedures
            Page 15
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        Senate by-law 15: Privelages of non-members of the University Senate
            Page 25
        Senate by-law 1: Implementing procedures of the university for board of regents on academic freedon and responsibility. By-laws 2 and 3 repealed
            Page 26
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        Senate by-law 5: Membership of a department, detailed. By-law 4 see pages 15-24
            Page 28
        Senate By-Law 6: Departmental Promotion and Tenure Nomination Procedures for Chairperson
            Page 28
        Senate By-Law 7: Appeal Procedures of the University Senate Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure
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        Senate by-laws 8 and 9 repealed
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        Senate by-law 10: Faculty eligible for permanent status (exemption for P.K. Young Laboratory School and county extension faculty)
            Page 35
        Senate by-law 11: Procedural tenure rules
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        Senate by-law 12 repealed
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        Senate by-law 13: College evaluations
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        Senate by-law 14: Faculty representation on the adminstrative council
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        Senate by-law 15: refers to page 25 of this document
            Page 39
        Senate by-law 16: Tenure eligibility of members of Veterans Administration Hospital and University of Florida Health Science Center - Jacksonville
            Page 39
        Senate by-law 17: Appeal procedures for non-renewal of non-tenured faculty
            Page 39
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        Senate by-law 18: Periodic departmental evaluation
            Page 41
        Senate by-law 19: Appeal procedures on the University Senate Committee on professional relations and standards
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    Appendix A: Cross reference table of Senate by-laws, university consitution, Florida administration code, and the collective bargaining agreement
        Page 49
        Page 50
    Back Cover
        Page 51
        Page 52
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CONSTITUTION
OF THE
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


BY-LAIWS
OF THE
UNIVERSITY SENATE


1990







CONSTITUTION


OF THE
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA









CONTENTS

Constitution of the University of Florida
Preamble ....... ...... ................................. .. iv
Article I ............The Governance of the University ......... 1
Article II ............ Administration of the University ........... 1
Article III ...............The University Senate ................ 2
Article IV ......... Organizational Units of the University ......... 5
Article V ....................The Faculty .....................8
Article VI................... Right of Appeal .................. 12
Article VII .................... Amendments ..... ........... 12



By-Laws of the University Senate
The University Senate By-Laws Relating to the Organization and
Operation of the Senate

SB 4-The Senate: Organization and Procedures ........... 15
SB 15-Privileges of Non-Members at Meetings of the
University Senate .......................... 25

Other University By-Laws
SB I-Implementing Procedures of the University for Board
of Regents on Academic Freedom and Responsibility ....... 26
SB 2-(Repealed by Action of the Senate on March 30, 1989)
SB 3-(Repealed by Action of the Senate on March 30, 1989)
SB 4-The Senate: Organization and Procedures ................. 15
SB 5-Membership of a Department, Detailed ................... 28
SB 6-Department Tenure Processing for Chairman Without
Tenure ............. ............................. 28
SB 7-Appeal Procedures of the University Senate
Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure ............. 28
SB 8-(Repealed by Action of the Senate on April 19, 1984)
SB 9-(Repealed by Action of the Senate on March 30, 1989)
SB 10-Faculty Eligible for Permanent Status
(Exception for P.K. Yonge Laboratory School and
County Extension Faculty) ....................... .... 35
SB 11-Procedural Tenure Rules .............................35
SB 12-(Repealed by Action of the Senate on June 29, 1967)
SB 13-College, Evaluations.............. ................... 36
SB 14-Faculty Representation on the Administrative Council ...... 37
SB 15 Privileges of Non-Members at Meetings of the
University Senate .......................... ............ 39
SB 16-Tenure Eligibility of Members of the Veterans
Administration Hospital and University of Florida
Health Science Center-Jacksonville .......................39









SB 17-Appeal Procedures Relating to Non-Tenured Faculty .......39
SB 18-Periodic Departmental Evaluation .......................41
SB 19-Appeal Procedures of the University Senate
Committee on Professional Relations and Standards........42

APPENDIX A
Cross Reference Table of Senate By-Laws, University Constitution,
Florida Administration Code, and the Collective Bargaining
Agreement .............................................. ... 49

The Constitution and By-Laws includes amendments adopted by the University Senate
through February 1990.















PREAMBLE


Believing that a society establishes institutions of higher learning,
particularly universities, because such institutions serve the higher
ends of that society;

Believing that a university serves these higher ends by being a
beacon of learning, a fountainhead of dedicated and Unselfish
service, a focus for research and creative scholarship, a means for
the transmittal and extension of old knowledge and the creation of
new, a vehicle for that society's improvement by providing for that
society the capacity for enlightened and responsible self-criticism
which will prevent that society from losing its dynamic character
and falling victim to intellectual and moral decay;

Believing that a university, like all complex human institutions,
functions best to serve its assigned purposes under orderly pro-
cesses of organization and government;

We, the Senate of the University of Florida, do hereby enact this
Constitution.

February 6, 1964

This Constitution includes amendments adopted by the University Senate through February 22,
1990.









Article I
THE GOVERNANCE OF THE UNIVERSITY
The University of Florida is a state educational institution under the
supervision and direction of the State Board of Education and of the Board
of Regents. The power of the State Board of Education is expressed in
Article IX, Section 2, of the State Constitution; that of the Board of
Regents in Chapter 5384, Laws of 1905, commonly known as the Buckman
Act, and in amendatory legislation. The provisions of this Constitution are
governed by and subordinate to the policies of the Board of Regents and the
University rules as set forth in the Florida Administrative Code and the Col-
lective Bargaining Agreement for those faculty and staff in the bargaining
unit.
Where, in this Constitution, power to act is recognized as vested in the
Board of Regents, such power shall normally be exercised only after
reasonable notice of such proposed action to the faculty, unit, department,
school, or agency affected and an opportunity to be heard thereunto.

Article II
ADMINISTRATION OF THE UNIVERSITY
Section I. THE PRESIDENT-The President shall be chief executive
officer of the University, and shall exercise general supervision over all its
activities. The President shall be appointed by the Board of Regents. Upon
the resignation, retirement, or death of the President, the Senate Steering
Committee shall be available to the Board of Regents for the purpose of
consulting in the selection of a nominee for President. The President shall
have a veto power over all actions of committees, college faculties, the
councils and the University Senate, which power shall be exercised by sen-
ding a written executive order to tpe body concerned. In all matters not
otherwise provided for in the Constitution and By-Laws, the President
shall, under the Board of Regents, have plenary power.
Section 2. THE PROVOST-The Provost shall be the principal executive
officer under the President and shall exercise the functions of the President
in the President's absence. In the case of death or incapacitating illness of
the President, the Provost shall exercise such functions until formal provi-
sions are made by the Board of Regents. The Provost shall assist the Presi-
dent in such ways as the latter may designate. The Provost shall be
appointed by the President.
Section 3. OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS-There shall be
such other administrative officers as the President may designate. They
shall have such duties as the President may assign them. In the case of the
absence, death, or incapacitating illness of the President and the Provost,
the senior administrative officer, previously designated as such by the Presi-
dent and recorded with the office of the Board of Regents, shall assume all
the authority and responsibility of the President until formal provisions are
made by the Board of Regents.
Section 4. THE ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL-The Administrative
Council shall consist of the following members: (1) the President of the









Article I
THE GOVERNANCE OF THE UNIVERSITY
The University of Florida is a state educational institution under the
supervision and direction of the State Board of Education and of the Board
of Regents. The power of the State Board of Education is expressed in
Article IX, Section 2, of the State Constitution; that of the Board of
Regents in Chapter 5384, Laws of 1905, commonly known as the Buckman
Act, and in amendatory legislation. The provisions of this Constitution are
governed by and subordinate to the policies of the Board of Regents and the
University rules as set forth in the Florida Administrative Code and the Col-
lective Bargaining Agreement for those faculty and staff in the bargaining
unit.
Where, in this Constitution, power to act is recognized as vested in the
Board of Regents, such power shall normally be exercised only after
reasonable notice of such proposed action to the faculty, unit, department,
school, or agency affected and an opportunity to be heard thereunto.

Article II
ADMINISTRATION OF THE UNIVERSITY
Section I. THE PRESIDENT-The President shall be chief executive
officer of the University, and shall exercise general supervision over all its
activities. The President shall be appointed by the Board of Regents. Upon
the resignation, retirement, or death of the President, the Senate Steering
Committee shall be available to the Board of Regents for the purpose of
consulting in the selection of a nominee for President. The President shall
have a veto power over all actions of committees, college faculties, the
councils and the University Senate, which power shall be exercised by sen-
ding a written executive order to tpe body concerned. In all matters not
otherwise provided for in the Constitution and By-Laws, the President
shall, under the Board of Regents, have plenary power.
Section 2. THE PROVOST-The Provost shall be the principal executive
officer under the President and shall exercise the functions of the President
in the President's absence. In the case of death or incapacitating illness of
the President, the Provost shall exercise such functions until formal provi-
sions are made by the Board of Regents. The Provost shall assist the Presi-
dent in such ways as the latter may designate. The Provost shall be
appointed by the President.
Section 3. OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS-There shall be
such other administrative officers as the President may designate. They
shall have such duties as the President may assign them. In the case of the
absence, death, or incapacitating illness of the President and the Provost,
the senior administrative officer, previously designated as such by the Presi-
dent and recorded with the office of the Board of Regents, shall assume all
the authority and responsibility of the President until formal provisions are
made by the Board of Regents.
Section 4. THE ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL-The Administrative
Council shall consist of the following members: (1) the President of the









University, Chairman; (2) the Provost; (3) the vice presidents of the Univer-
sity; (4) all deans of academic units or functions; (5) nine faculty members
to be elected by the faculty members of the University Senate under pro-
cedures to be established by that body; (6) three students to be designated by
the Student Senate; and (7) other administrators appointed by the Presi-
dent.
The primary function of the Administrative Council shall be to provide a
channel for communications between the President and other council
members with respect to matters of general university concern. The Council
shall serve in an advisory capacity to the President and shall not be a policy-
making body. However, it shall provide a vehicle for consideration of, or
reaction to, policies brought before it by the President or others of its
membership.
Section 5. PRESIDENTIAL COMMITTEES-The President shall have
the authority to appoint such committees and other groups as are deemed
necessary to aid in the performance of presidential duties.

Article III
THE UNIVERSITY SENATE
Section I. FUNCTIONS-The University Senate shall be the legislative
body of the University. In this capacity, the Senate shall take cognizance of,
and may legislate with respect to matters which concern more than one col-
lege, school, or other major academic unit, or which are otherwise of
general university interest. In exercising its legislative function, the Senate
shall make such rules, regulations, and by-laws as it may deem advisable for
the fulfillment of its duties.
Senate by-laws may be proposed on the Senate floor and referred to a
committee. Proposed by-laws shall be reported out by appropriate commit-
tees, with the content submitted in writing to the Senate at least two weeks
prior to the meeting. By-laws require a majority in favor of those present
and voting.
The Senate agenda shall consist of two parts: (a) an information agenda,
such as reports of general decisions or summaries from committees or the
President; and (b) an action agenda containing matters to be decided at cur-
rent meetings and proposals for action at subsequent meetings.
Section 2. MEMBERSHIP-The Senate shall consist of ex-officio voting
members, elective voting members, and student non-voting members.
(A) Ex-officio members. Administrative ex-officio members shall be the
President, the Provost, vice presidents of the University, full deans of
academic units, directors of schools, the Director of Libraries and the
Registrar. The number of resident faculty ex-officio members shall equal
one-sixth of the resident full-time faculty of the rank of professor or above,
or the equivalent in academic ranks. Each resident full professor, as
described above, shall have the opportunity of serving a two-year term dur-
ing each twelve years of service, the terms to be staggered so that half of the
resident faculty ex-officio members are replaced each fall. They shall be
distributed among academic units according to the proportion of resident
full-time professors in each unit to the total number of resident full-time
professors.









The number of non-resident faculty ex-officio members shall equal one-
sixth of the non-resident full-time faculty of the rank of professor or above,
or the equivalent in academic ranks. Their terms of service, rotation and
distribution among the respective off-campus units shall be determined in
the manner set forth in the above paragraph.
At the time a professor is offered a Senate term on rotation the professor
shall accept or reject the term. Each on-campus and off-campus unit shall
have authority to replace any faculty ex-officio member unable or unwilling
to enter upon or complete the term. To insure equitable representation, cer-
tain small units may be grouped by Senate by-law.
If not members of the Senate by other membership provisions of this
Constitution, ex-officio members shall include the chairman and members
of the Senate Steering Committee and the Chairman of other constitutional-
ly specified committees elected by the Senate, presently the Academic
Freedom and Tenure Committee and the Professional Relations and Stan-
dards Committee.
(B) Elective members. The number of elective resident members shall be
one-half of the number of resident faculty ex-officio members. Such
members shall be elected from the ranks of resident full-time assistant and
associate professors, or the equivalent in academic ranks. They shall be
distributed among academic units according to the proportion of resident
full-time assistant and associate professors in each unit to the total number
of resident full-time assistant and associate professors, and they shall be
elected by secret ballot by the resident full-time assistant and associate pro-
fessors of their respective units. Elective resident members shall serve two-
year terms commencing the first day of the fall term following their elec-
tion. They shall not be eligible to serve again for a period of two years
following such term, and the terms shall be staggered so that half of this
group is replaced each fall. Provisions for nomination and election may be
established by the faculties of the individual electoral units unless otherwise
specified in Senate by-laws.
Elective non-resident members shall be elected from the ranks of non-
resident full-time assistant and associate professors or the equivalent in
academic ranks by secret ballot of such faculty. Their number, provision
for nomination and election, eligibility for terms of service, and distribution
among the respective off-campus units shall be determined in the manner
set forth in the above paragraph referring to elective resident members.
To insure equitable representation, certain small units may be grouped by
Senate by-law.
(C) Student members. The Senate shall include non-voting student
members with the right of the floor and the privilege of introducing mo-
tions. Five student members shall be chosen annually for one-year terms by
a procedure established by student government. In addition, three student
members shall be selected annually from the Graduate School and one stu-
dent member will be selected annually from each of the following colleges:
Dentistry, Law, Medicine, and Veterinary Medicine.
Section 3. OFFICERS-The presiding officer of the Senate shall be the
President or, in the President's absence, the Provost. In the absence of both
the President and the Provost, the President shall designate the presiding









officer. The Secretary shall be designated by the President and shall keep
the minutes of the proceedings and perform such other duties as are set
forth in the Constitution or as shall be directed by the Senate or its presiding
officer.
Section 4. MEETINGS-The University Senate shall normally meet at
least once during each calendar month of the academic year or as specified
by the by-laws of the Senate. Special meetings of the Senate may be called
upon due notice at such times as the President may designate or upon peti-
tion of fifty members of the Senate.
Section 5. QUORUM-A quorum for any meeting of the Senate shall
consist of sixty voting members.
Section 6. COMMITTEES-
(A) Steering Committee. The Senate shall choose a Steering Committee
of seven persons, who at the time of their election are members of the
Senate, and who shall serve for staggered three-year non-successive terms
with two or more persons being elected annually. The Steering Committee
shall annually elect its own chairman. In consultation with the President
and the Secretary, it shall determine the agenda for each meeting of the
Senate. It shall provide for reporting to the Senate by administrative of-
ficers, by the chairman of standing and special committees, and by in-
dividuals. Four of its members shall serve with three presidential appointees
as a nominating committee to the President for members of all appointive
Senate committees, and shall be available to the President for recommenda-
tions for standing presidential committees.
(B) Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee. The Senate shall choose
an Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee which shall serve as a stan-
ding committee of the Senate. There shall be fifteen members on the
Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee. The Senate shall elect members
to serve for three year terms to fill regular vacancies. If a member is unable
to serve the entirety of a term to which elected, the Senate shall elect a
replacement to serve for the duration of that vacancy. No member of the
Administrative Council may be a member of this Committee. The
Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee shall annually elect its own
chairman. It shall be the duty of the Committee to conduct hearings on
charges involving tenure and on matters of academic freedom as provided
in Article V.
(C) Professional Relations and Standards Committee. The Senate shall
elect a Professional Relations and Standards Committee of fifteen members
who shall serve for staggered three-year terms as a standing committee on
faculty morale and which shall be concerned with matters involving Univer-
sity practice bearing on professional ethics and the general welfare of the
faculty. The Professional Relations and Standards Committee shall annual-
ly elect its own chairman. Faculty who have utilized normal procedures
without satisfaction, or who wish to initiate a general matter, may address
petitions for redress or action to this committee.
(D) Other Committees. The Senate may employ additional standing com-
mittees for any purpose falling within its jurisdiction. Each committee shall,
at the discretion of the Steering Committee, report to the Senate for con-
sideration its work, findings, or recommendations. Except for the Profes-









sional Relations and Standards Committee, and the Academic Freedom and
Tenure Committee, the President is, ex-officio, a member of all standing
committees and designates the members of all non-elective committees. No
member of the Senate may serve on more than two elective standing com-
mittees.
Section 7. PROXIES-No proxies shall be recognized.
Section 8. NON-MEMBER PRIVILEGES-Any member of the faculty
shall have the right to attend meetings of the Senate, but shall not be en-
titled to a vote or to have the floor unless reporting at the request of the
Senate. Members of committees elected by the Senate but who are not
members thereof, may have the privilege of the floor, but shall not vote.

Article IV
ORGANIZATIONAL UNITS OF THE UNIVERSITY
Section 1. ACADEMIC ORGANIZATION OF THE UNIVERSITY-
(A) There shall be established such academic and administrative units as
are necessary for administering the educational programs of the University.
(B) The basic degree-granting unit of the University shall be the college,
in which there may be schools, departments, and such units as are
necessary.
(C) Colleges and schools may be established or abolished by the initiative
of the University Senate with the approval of the President of the University
and the Board of Regents. The initiative for establishment or abolition of
such units may also be exercised by the Board of Regents.
Section 2. THE COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS-
(A) A college shall be a unit of the University organized to conduct cur-
ricula of study and research, and to grant degrees.
1. Subject to the approval of the University Senate, the President, and the
Board of Regents, the faculty of a college, or appropriate committees
thereof, shall exercise control over the academic affairs of the college. The
faculty of the college shall establish requirements of the college for entrance
and for graduation, and the form of degrees to be conferred. It shall deter-
mine the arrangement and content of the curricula. It shall recommend to
the President by at least a two-thirds vote the granting of degrees to those of
its students who shall have complied with the requirements for degrees. The
faculty of the college shall select annually a secretary whose duty it shall be
to keep a permanent record of its proceedings.
2. The faculty of a college shall consist of all members who hold the ranks
of instructor or above, or the equivalent in academic ranks in the depart-
ments which belong to the college; non-teaching officers of research or ex-
tension, who hold the rank or rank-equivalent of instructor or higher in the
college; faculty paid by another college but teaching regularly in the college
as part of their duties, when so appointed by specific action of the deans
concerned; and the deans, associate deans, and assistant deans of the col-
lege and the President of the University as ex-officio members.
3. The chief executive and administrative officer of the Graduate School,
and each college shall be the dean, who may at the same time be a professor
in one of the departments of the college. The dean shall be appointed by the









President. In making this appointment, the President shall give considera-
tion to the opinion of the faculty of the college concerned by consultation
with a special committee of at least three faculty members elected by the
faculty of the college. The dean shall be responsible to the President for the
administration of the college and shall be the agent of the faculty for the ex-
ecution of educational policy.
(B) A school, except for the Graduate School, shall be a unit subordinate
to a college organized for a special program of studies. The administrative
officer of a school shall be a director, who may at the same time be a pro-
fessor in one of the departments of the school. The director shall be
nominated by the dean of the college and approved by the President. In
making this nomination, the dean shall give consideration to the opinion of
the faculty of the school concerned by consultation with a special committee
of at least three faculty members elected by the faculty of the school. The
director shall be subject to the administrative supervision of the dean of the
college in which the school is located.
(C) Because the college is the unit of the University organized to conduct
curricula of study and research and to grant degrees, periodic evaluations of
each college shall be conducted in accordance with procedures adopted by
the Senate.

Section 3. THE DEPARTMENTS-The department shall be the fun-
damental unit of academic and administrative organization within the
University. Departments shall be either professional functions departments
or teaching and research departments.
For purposes of organization and budget, each teaching and research
department shall be assigned to one and only one college. The formation of
a department, its consolidation with other departments, its transfer from
one college to another, or any other move which changes the original
character of the department shall require the approval of the University
Senate and the President of the University.
(A) The members of a department shall be all those faculty members who
hold the rank of instructor or above in the departmental budget and such
other persons as teach in or do research in the department and are accepted
by departmental vote.
(B) The program of a teaching and research department shall be con-
ducted by the department faculty through a chairman, who shall have
general responsibility for the activities of the department.
(C) The chairman is to be nominated by the dean of the college after for-
mal consultation with a committee of the department selected by its tenured
members and after consultation with others in related fields outside the
department. The nominations shall be forwarded to the President for ap-
proval. In those instances where the nominee of the dean of the college is
not concurred in by the departmental committee, that committee dissenting
report should be forwarded to the President along with the nomination
made by the dean.
(D) Because the department is the fundamental unit of academic and ad-
ministrative organization within the University, periodic evaluations of
each department shall be conducted in accordance with procedures adopted
by the Senate.








Section 4. GENERAL EDUCATION-The University shall require a
program of general education for all students receiving bachelor's degrees,
which program shall be under the supervision of the College of Liberal Arts
and Sciences. The courses that constitute the general education portion of
the baccalaureate degree must be approved by a General Education Coun-
cil, which shall be composed of representatives from the majority of bac-
calaureate degree granting colleges within the University.
Section 5. THE GRADUATE SCHOOL-
(A) The Graduate School shall exercise general supervision over graduate
programs within the University, including the establishment of minimum
standards of admission and performance; the recommendation of can-
didates for graduate degrees to the President; the encouragement, financial
and other support of graduate study and research where these functions are
not otherwise assigned. Detailed applications of general policies announced
in the Graduate Catalog shall have the approval of the Graduate Council.
The responsibility for the operation of the graduate program shall be vested
in the individual colleges, divisions, departments, and institutes.
(B) General policies and standards of the Graduate School shall be
established by the Graduate Faculty.
(C) The Graduate Council shall assist the dean in being the agent of the
Graduate Faculty for execution of policy related to graduate study and
associated research. It shall be composed of twelve members of the
Graduate Faculty, and the Dean for Graduate and Research Studies, who
shall serve as Chairman. Six of the twelve members of the Graduate Council
shall be elected by the Graduate Faculty for overlapping terms of three
years. Each year, a nominating committee elected by the Graduate Faculty
shall nominate a panel of four names from which two shall be elected to the
Graduate Council. The other members of the Graduate Council shall be ap-
pointed by the President for overlapping three-year terms. The deans of
units concerned with doctoral work may submit names for the President's
consideration.
(D) The Graduate Council shall establish sub-committees as needed, and
shall prepare the agenda for Graduate Faculty meetings, which shall nor-
mally be held at least once a term. Agenda items to be acted upon at
Graduate Faculty meetings shall be reported on by the sub-committee
responsible. Other motions from the floor shall be referred to the ap-
propriate sub-committee.
(E) Appointment to the Graduate Faculty shall be made by the Dean
upon the approval of the Graduate Council from the general faculty of the
University after nomination by an appropriate departmental chairman con-
curred in by the academic dean concerned.
Section 6. INTER-COLLEGE AND INTER-DEPARTMENTAL
INSTITUTES, AND CENTERS-For the purpose of research or teaching
programs at the graduate or undergraduate level, there may be established
under a college dean or other administrative official, an institute or center
to administer such inter-disciplinary research or teaching programs. Such
units may be established by the Board of Regents upon the recommendation
of the President or the Senate and the President. They may be abolished by
the same procedure or upon the initiative of the Board of Regents.









Ordinarily, the academic staff of such an institute shall be regular members
of a department and also members of an institute for its program. The pro-
gram of an institute shall be administered as is the program of a depart-
ment.
Section 7. SPECIALIZED UNITS-Special units such as the Experiment
Stations, Research and Education Centers, and the Cooperative Extension
Service of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the teaching
hospitals and other centers which serve the colleges of the J. Hillis Miller
Health Science Center, shall be administered as approved by the President.
Section 8. ALL-UNIVERSITY UNITS-Academic units serving the en-
tire University, such as the University Libraries, the Florida Museum of
Natural History, and other all-university agencies, shall be administered
directly under the President or through such officers of the University as the
President may designate.

Article V
THE FACULTY
Section 1. ACADEMIC FREEDOM-The policy of academic freedom
governing the University of Florida is as set forth in the Board of Regents
policy statement reprinted in full in the Florida Administrative Code. The
following principles are quoted therefrom:
"The Board of Regents, as the legally constituted agency for policy
making for the State University System, believes that academic freedom and
responsibility are essential to the full development of a true university and
apply to teaching, research and creativity. In the development of
knowledge, research endeavors, and creative activities, a university faculty
and student body must be free to cultivate a spirit of inquiry and scholarly
criticism and to examine ideas in an atmosphere of freedom and confidence.
A similar atmosphere is required for university teaching. Consistent with
the exercise of academic responsibility, a teacher must have freedom in the
classroom in discussing academic subjects. The university student must
likewise have the opportunity to study a full spectrum of ideas, opinions,
and beliefs, so that the student may acquire maturity for analysis and judg-
ment. Objective and skillful exposition of such matters is the duty of every
instructor."
"The established policy of the Board of Regents continues to be that the
faculty member must fulfill his/her responsibility to society and to his/her
profession by manifesting academic competence, scholarly discretion, and
good citizenship. The university instructor is a citizen, a member of a learn-
ed profession, and an academic officer of an educational institution. The
instructor should be constantly mindful that these roles may be inseparable
in the public view, and should therefore at all times exercise appropriate
restraint and good judgment."
A faculty member who believes that he/she does not enjoy the academic
freedom which it is the policy of the University to maintain and encourage
shall be entitled on written request to a hearing before the Academic
Freedom and Tenure Committee.
Section 2. ACADEMIC RANKS-The faculty shall consist of the regular
ranks of instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, professor, or









above, or the equivalent in academic ranks. There may also be special facul-
ty titles of equivalent rank. Appropriate academic rank and title, with the
rights and privileges pertaining thereto, may be accorded to persons en-
gaged in instruction, administration, research, and extension.
Section 3. APPOINTMENT OF FACULTY MEMBERS-Nominations
for the appointment of faculty members shall be made by the chairman of
the department or, in units of the University not organized in departments,
by the officer in charge of the work concerned, and shall be submitted to the
appropriate administrative officers for approval or rejection and, in the
event of approval, for transmission to the President. Appointments to the
faculty shall be made by the President.
Each original appointment shall be confirmed by the President through a
notice of appointment in which the salary and the terms of appointment
shall be clearly stated. Thereafter a written memorandum specifying rank
and salary shall be sent to each faculty member as soon as possible after the
budget for the succeeding year has been approved.
Section 4. PROMOTION OF FACULTY MEMBERS-Recommenda-
tions for the promotion of faculty members shall be based upon criteria
specified by the University and shall begin with the chairman of the depart-
ment or, in units of the University not organized in departments, by the
officer in charge of the work concerned and shall be submitted to the
appropriate administrative officers for their approval or rejection and, in
the event of approval, for transmission to the President for final action.
Nominations for promotion to the rank of associate or full professor shall
be made by the department chairman or unit administrator and accom-
panied by the votes and/or a summary of the opinions of the individual
faculty members of the department or unit holding rank superior to that of
the candidate for promotion. Committees established in academic and ad-
ministrative units for the purpose of evaluating the candidate for promotion
shall be limited to members holding rank superior to that of the candidate.
Nominations for promotion to distinguished service professor shall be made
by the department chairman or unit administrator, and accompanied by the
votes and/or a summary of the opinions of the individual faculty members
of the department or unit in the ranks of full professor or above, or the
equivalent in academic ranks.
Section 5. TENURE-
(A) Definition of Tenure. A faculty member who has been granted tenure
by the Board of Regents shall have the status of permanent member of the
faculty and be in the continuing employment of the institution until the:
1. faculty member voluntarily leaves the employment of the institution;
2. faculty member voluntarily retires;
3. faculty member is dismissed for cause by the President;
4. faculty member's position is discontinued pursuant to the layoff provi-
sion of the Board of Regents;
5. faculty member dies.
(B) Granting of Tenure. Upon nomination of the President, review by the
Chancellor of the State University System, and approval by the Board of
Regents, tenure will be granted. Each nomination for tenure shall be acted
upon with careful consideration being given to the qualifications of the









faculty member, including evaluations by colleagues and immediate
superior. When one of the duties of the faculty member being nominated is
teaching, the quality of teaching shall be gauged through appropriate
devices and may include evaluations by present and former students.
Nomination of a faculty member for tenure shall signify the President is
satisfied that a high degree of competence has been demonstrated and con-
tinuing employment of the faculty member will serve the best interests of
the institution and the University System.
(C) Eligibility for Tenure.
1. Instructional and research faculty at the University of Florida ap-
pointed to administrative positions shall retain tenure in the faculty
classification, but not in the administrative position.
2 Eligibility for tenure for faculty members in the ranks of assistant pro-
fessor, associate professor, professor or above, or the equivalent in
academic ranks, shall normally begin during the fifth year of con-
tinuous full-time service or the equivalent in proportionate accrual of
continuous service for part-time faculty members in a tenure earning
position, after which time an individual may be nominated for tenure in
accordance with established procedures.
3. The decision to recommend a faculty member for tenure must be made
by the end of the sixth year of full-time academic service or the
equivalent in proportionate accrual of service, including within this
period any accrued transferred full-time service as a faculty member at
other institutions of higher education.
4. Time counted toward eligibility for tenure while at the University of
Florida must be continuous. Service earned before leave of absence
shall be counted together with service earned after returning from
leave. Service earned while on leave of absence may be counted for
tenure eligibility subject to the approval of the President.
5. The Board of Regents may approve tenure at an earlier time if it is
recommended with sufficient justification by the President with the
concurrence of the Chancellor.
6. Instructors shall be considered members of the faculty and shall not be
eligible for tenure.
7. Faculty in sub-collegiate laboratory schools operated by the University
of Florida shall, however, be eligible for permanent status after three
years of employment. County extension faculty shall be eligible to
receive permanent status at the end of the fifth year of employment.
(D) Procedure for Granting Tenure. The procedure to be followed when a
faculty member becomes eligible for tenure shall be:
1.At the time a faculty member becomes eligible for tenure, the ap-
propriate department chairman in charge of the academic department
concerned, after consultation with the tenured members of the depart-
ment and after taking into account other considerations such as student
evaluations in the case of instructional positions, shall nominate the
faculty member for that status according to the procedure set forth in
subsection 2 below, or shall postpone such nomination and, in either
case, shall inform the faculty member in writing.
2.Nomination for tenure should originate with the appropriate department
chairman or administrator in charge of the academic department con-








cerned, who shall obtain the opinions and votes of the tenured members
of the department or unit by a secret ballot, the results of which shall be
forwarded with the nomination, and to become effective must receive
the approval of the head of the appropriate college, school, or division,
of the President, and of the Board of Regents.
3.Committees established in academic and administrative units for the
purpose of evaluating a candidate for tenure shall be limited to tenured
members.
4.The faculty member shall be notified immediately in writing by the Presi-
dent of the final action taken on the faculty member's nomination for
the status of permanent member.
(E) Nonrenewal and Termination of Faculty Appointments. The Presi-
dent, in accordance with the institution's evaluation system, may choose
not to renew the employment of a nontenured faculty member. The decision
not to renew a faculty member's appointment may not be based on constitu-
tionally impermissible grounds. Notice of nonreappointment, or of inten-
tion not to reappoint, shall be given in writing in accordance with the rules
of the University.
(F) Termination of Faculty Appointments for Cause by Preferment of
Charges.
1. Justifiable cause for termination of appointment is defined as in-
competence or misconduct and may comprise the following:
a. Neglect of duty and responsibilities which impairs teaching,
research, or other normal and expected services to the institution;
b. Failure without justifiable cause to perform the terms of employ-
ment, or willful violation of the rules and regulations of the institu-
tion and the policies of the Board of Regents;
c. Physical, mental, or professional incompetence or failure to
discharge assigned duties effectively;
d. Conduct, professional or personal, involving moral turpitude;
e. Violation of the ethics of the academic profession;
f. Actions which impair, interfere with, or obstruct, or aid, abet, or in-
cite the impairment, interference with, or obstruction of, the orderly
conduct, processes, and functions of a state university.
2. After considering charges or evidence against a faculty member, the
President shall make a careful preliminary inquiry into the validity of
the charges and evidence and shall make informal efforts to bring about
a satisfactory adjustment of the matter, which efforts shall include in-
forming the faculty member in writing of specific charges. At any stage
of inquiry, the President may seek the professional assistance of the
University staff, the staff of the Board of Regents or may employ such
assistance from other sources.
3. If, in the view of the President, there is a primafacie case against the
faculty member and informal attempts at adjustment fail, the President
may refer the charges to the Senate Academic Freedom and Tenure
Committee, with instructions to investigate all charges and to submit a
transcript of all proceedings and a written report of their findings and
recommendations for appropriate action. This in no way precludes the
President from taking any further investigative action he deems
necessary.









(G) Suspension of Faculty Pending the Outcome of Formal Inquiry.
1. If it appears that a faculty member's actions seriously and adversely
affect the functioning of the University or jeopardize the safety and
welfare of the faculty member, colleagues, or students, the President
may, after considering charges or evidence against the faculty member,
regardless of tenure status, suspend the faculty member from the per-
formance of duties. Such suspension, however, shall not affect the
faculty member's entitlement to receive a salary until the final deter-
mination is made of the employment status.
The faculty member who is suspended from the performance of
duties may exercise the right of appeal by filing an appeal under the
procedure elected in accordance with the rules of the University.
Section 6. RESIGNATIONS-If a member of the faculty of the Univer-
sity desires to obtain release from a position, the faculty member must offer
a resignation to the next superior administrative officer. The resignation
shall be transmitted through the appropriate administrative officials to the
President.
Section 7. THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY-
(A) Membership. In order to permit general communication, there shall
be a General Assembly, consisting of all members of the University faculty
of the rank of instructor and above. This assembly shall have no legislative
or executive power.
(B) Officers. The presiding officer shall be the President or, in the Presi-
dent's absence, the Provost. The Registrar shall be the Secretary.
(C) Meetings. Meetings shall be held at the call of the President.

Article VI
RIGHT OF APPEAL
All faculty, staff, and students have the right to consideration of all
grievances or complaints by the appropriate University authorities. The
handling of any such complaints shall be in accordance with University
rules and procedures.

Article VII
AMENDMENTS
This Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members
present and voting at any regular meeting of the University Senate held dur-
ing the regular academic year, provided that the text of the proposed
amendment has been submitted in writing to members of the Senate at least
thirty days prior to the meeting and that notice of its intended consideration
has appeared on the agenda circulated with the call to the meeting.









(G) Suspension of Faculty Pending the Outcome of Formal Inquiry.
1. If it appears that a faculty member's actions seriously and adversely
affect the functioning of the University or jeopardize the safety and
welfare of the faculty member, colleagues, or students, the President
may, after considering charges or evidence against the faculty member,
regardless of tenure status, suspend the faculty member from the per-
formance of duties. Such suspension, however, shall not affect the
faculty member's entitlement to receive a salary until the final deter-
mination is made of the employment status.
The faculty member who is suspended from the performance of
duties may exercise the right of appeal by filing an appeal under the
procedure elected in accordance with the rules of the University.
Section 6. RESIGNATIONS-If a member of the faculty of the Univer-
sity desires to obtain release from a position, the faculty member must offer
a resignation to the next superior administrative officer. The resignation
shall be transmitted through the appropriate administrative officials to the
President.
Section 7. THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY-
(A) Membership. In order to permit general communication, there shall
be a General Assembly, consisting of all members of the University faculty
of the rank of instructor and above. This assembly shall have no legislative
or executive power.
(B) Officers. The presiding officer shall be the President or, in the Presi-
dent's absence, the Provost. The Registrar shall be the Secretary.
(C) Meetings. Meetings shall be held at the call of the President.

Article VI
RIGHT OF APPEAL
All faculty, staff, and students have the right to consideration of all
grievances or complaints by the appropriate University authorities. The
handling of any such complaints shall be in accordance with University
rules and procedures.

Article VII
AMENDMENTS
This Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members
present and voting at any regular meeting of the University Senate held dur-
ing the regular academic year, provided that the text of the proposed
amendment has been submitted in writing to members of the Senate at least
thirty days prior to the meeting and that notice of its intended consideration
has appeared on the agenda circulated with the call to the meeting.








BY-LOWS


OF THE
UNIVERSITY SENATE









BY-LAWS
OF THE
UNIVERSITY SENATE
SENATE BY-LAW 4
The Senate Organization and Procedure
(Senate By-Law 4, January 21, 1965; Amended 9/30/71 and 4/84)
Senate Organization and Procedure: Senate Function
As the legislative body of the University, the Senate is directed by the
University Constitution to take cognizance of matters which concern more
than one college, school, or other major academic unit, or which are other-
wise of general University interest; and it is empowered by the University
Constitution to legislate with respect to such matters. Among such matters
are:
1. The educational policies of the University
2. The creation of new degree programs
3. The abolition of degree programs
4. Curricula matters affecting more than one college
5. Criteria for faculty appointment, promotion, and tenure
6. Matters of general professional import
7. Recommendations of candidates for honorary degrees
8. The University calendar
9. Regulations affecting students
Senate Organization and Procedure: Notice of Proposed By-Laws
The constitutional requirement that the proposal for a by-law shall be
submitted to the Senate at least two weeks prior to action upon it shall
ordinarily be met by including the proposal on the agenda of two successive
meetings of the Senate. In cases of emergency, however, the Secretary of the
Senate may either issue the regular agenda two weeks, rather than the
customary one week, in advance of a meeting of the Senate or may make a
special advanced mailing of the proposed by-law to the members of the
Senate.
Senate Organization and Procedure: Senate Agenda
The Senate agenda shall consist of two parts: (a) an information agenda,
such as reports of general decisions or summaries from committees or the
President; and (b) an action agenda containing matters to be decided at cur-
rent meetings and proposals for action at subsequent meetings.
1. Items for inclusion on the agenda of the Senate may be submitted in
writing, in a manner prescribed by the Steering Committee, to the
Secretary of the Senate for transmittal to the Steering Committee.
Such items may be submitted by any member of the Senate, by the
chairman of any Senate or presidential committee, or by an
administrative officer of the University. The Steering Committee in
consultation with the President and the Secretary of the Senate shall
ordinarily refer such matters to the appropriate standing or special
committees of the Senate for consideration and report. Upon receipt
of the reports of these committees, or in unusual cases or emergencies









without reference to committees, the Steering Committee shall place
appropriate items upon either the information or the action agenda
of the Senate, and the chairman of the committee shall inform the
proposer what disposition has been made of the proposal. Any
member of the Senate may appeal to the Senate the failure of the
Steering Committee to place an item on the agenda or undue delay in
presenting an item.
2. Matters appearing on the information agenda shall be presented in
brief written summary on the agenda and may be elaborated orally
before the Senate by an appropriate reporter. These matters shall not
ordinarily be discussed or debated by the Senate. However, following
the presentation of informational material, the presiding officer shall
inquire whether discussion is desired. Upon an affirmative indication
by at least ten members of the Senate, the matter shall be opened for
discussion.
3. Matters may be transferred from the information to the action agenda
either by action of the Steering Committee or by majority vote in the
Senate, but further action regarding such matters may not be taken
until the items have appeared on the action agenda of a subsequent
Senate meeting.
4. The Senate shall not take action on proposals not on the action agen-
da, except in the following instances: (1) In the case of specific
recommendations for the conferring of honorary degrees, and (2)
when, in extraordinary situations requiring unusually expeditious
action, this requirement is waived by the Steering Committee or by
majority vote of the Senate.
5. The action agenda of the Senate shall be divided into two parts. Part
One shall contain the texts of proposals for action at subsequent
meetings so that adequate study may be given to them by the
members of the Senate. Part Two shall contain the texts of proposals
for current action.
6. The Secretary of the Senate shall ordinarily mail the agenda to each
member of the Senate one week before the meeting of the Senate.

Senate Organization and Procedure: Senate Membership
The membership of the Senate shall include the following:
(A) Ex-officio Members
1. Administrative: the President and vice presidents of the University,
full deans of academic units, directors of schools, the Director of
Libraries, and the Registrar.
2. Resident faculty: one-sixth of the resident full-time faculty in the
rank of full professor in each academic unit. For purposes of
establishing and maintaining proper rotation, the full professors in
each academic unit having twelve or more professors shall be divid-
ed by lot into twelve groups. Initially the first two groups shall take
office, with the first group serving a one-year term, and the second
group a two-year term. Thenceforward, one new group shall take









office for a two-year term on the first day of each fall term.
Academic units having fewer than twelve full professors, shall for
the purpose of forming the above groups, be combined with a
related unit or units by the Vice President for Academic Affairs in
consultation with the units involved.
Once the above groups have been formed, faculty members newly
achieving the rank of professor shall be assigned by their academic
units to one of the twelve groups in such manner as to maintain as
nearly as possible equality in the numbers in the several groups.
Annually by May 1 all members of a group scheduled to take
office the following fall shall be so notified in writing by their dean
or director. Within one month each member must report in writing
acceptance of this responsibility. Those who indicate that they will
be unavailable to serve a full term, or who do not wish to serve, shall
be replaced by their academic unit with an eligible member of one of
the non-serving groups within the unit. In the case of a resignation
during a term, similar replacement shall be made for the remainder
of that term.
3. Non-resident faculty: one-sixth of the full-time professors attached
to each off-campus unit. Rotation shall be established and maintain-
ed in the manner described in Subsection 2 above.
(B) Elective Members
1. Resident faculty: a number of resident full-time assistant and
associate professors equal to one-half the number of resident faculty
ex-officio members then serving in the Senate.
2. Non-resident faculty: a number of non-resident full-time assistant
and associate professors equal to one-half the number of non-
resident faculty ex-officio members then serving in the Senate.
(C) Student Members. The Senate shall include non-voting student
members with the right of the floor and the privilege of introducing
motions. Five student members shall be chosen annually for one year
terms by a procedure established by student government. In addition,
three student members shall be selected annually from the Graduate
School and one student member will be selected annually from each of
the following colleges: Dentistry, Law, Medicine and Veterinary
Medicine.
Senate Organization and Procedure: Senate Elections
(A) Quotas for Elective Members
1. Colleges, schools, and independent academic units shall be con-
sidered in the assigning of quotas for members of the Senate elected
from the ranks of associate and assistant professors. These quotas
shall be computed annually by the Office of Academic Affairs and
distributed to academic units by the end of the fall term each year.
2. The quotas shall be based on the number of and proportionate to
full-time associate and assistant professors in tenured or tenure
eligible positions in the academic units.









(B) Procedures for Elections
1. As soon as possible after receiving notification of the quota for the
unit, the administrative officer of each college, school or indepen-
dent academic unit shall constitute a nominating committee of
associate and assistant professors. If the unit has several elected
Senate members, the administrative officer shall see that the
nominating committee shall be representative of the associate and
assistant professors in each major area of academic interest within
that unit. Proportionate representation of such academic areas shall
be considered by the committee in making nominations for the elec-
tive Senate seats to be filled that year. The nominating committee
shall name twice as many nominees as there are seats to be filled.
Upon completion of a two-year term in the Senate a faculty member
shall be ineligible to serve again for a period of two years.
2. Before March 15 of each year, the administrative officer shall cir-
culate the list of nominees and summon all associate and assistant
professors to a meeting at which nominations shall be called for
from the floor.
3. All nominations shall be incorporated in a ballot which shall be
mailed to all associate and assistant professors in each unit by the
administrative officer by April 1 of each year. Care shall be taken to
insure secrecy as to the identity of each eligible voter and all ballots
must be returned by April 15 if they are to be counted. Tellers, com-
posed of academic faculty, shall be appointed to record the vote. A
plurality shall be sufficient to elect, and tie votes shall be decided by
lot.
4. The two-year terms of elective Senators shall begin the first day of
the fall term following their election.
5. When a vacancy in the Senate shall occur because of the promotion
of an associate professor to the rank of professor, or because an
elected member takes a leave of absence, or because of the extended
illness or death or resignation of any elected member before the ex-
piration of the term as an elected senator, the vacancy shall be filled
by special election in the unit. Such special elections shall be called
promptly by the appropriate administrative officer, and it shall not
be necessary to employ nominating committee procedure. Nomina-
tions shall be called for from the floor, and a secret ballot shall be
required only if there is more than one nomination made to fill the
vacated seat. A person elected to fill a vacancy shall hold the seat on-
ly for the remainder of the unexpired term he/she has been chosen to
fill.
6. The President shall publish annually a list of University Commit-
tees, Boards and Councils indicating the membership and respon-
sibilities of each. Unless otherwise provided in the Constitution or
By-Laws, the President will designate each committee, board or
council as either elective or appointive with regards to the selection
of members.








Senate Organization and Procedure: Officers
The presiding officer of the Senate shall be the president, or in the presi-
dent's absence, the Provost. In the absence of both the President and the
Provost, the President shall designate the presiding officer. The Secretary
of the Senate shall be designated by the President and shall keep the minutes
of the proceedings and perform such other duties as are set forth in the Con-
stitution or as shall be directed by the Senate or its presiding officer.

Senate Organization and Procedure: Senate Meeting Procedures
(A) Meetings
1. The University Senate shall normally meet at least once during each
calendar month of the academic year or as specified elsewhere in the
by-laws of the Senate. Special meetings of the Senate may be called
upon due to notice at such times as the President may designate, or
upon petition to the Chairman of the Steering Committee of at least
fifty members of the Senate.
(B) Conduct of Senate Business
1. In the conduct of its business, the Senate shall be guided by the
customary rules of parliamentary procedure, in so far as these are
not modified by the provisions of the Constitution of the University
of Florida, or the by-laws of the Senate. In cases of dispute recourse
shall be had to Robert's Rules of Order.
2. Decisions in the Senate shall be taken by majority vote of the
members present and voting, except as provided in the Constitution
and By-Laws.
(C) Voting in the Senate
1. Except in elections, voting in the Senate shall ordinarily be by voice;
but, at the discretion of the presiding officer or upon the request of
any member, a vote shall be taken by show of hands; or at the
request of twenty members a vote shall be taken by secret ballot.
Upon the motion of a member, duly seconded, and passed by
majority vote of the Senate, a roll call secret-ballot vote shall be con-
ducted in the following manner:
a. The roll of the Senate shall be called.
b. Ballots shall be given to those Senators present and answering the
roll call, and to no other persons.
c. Tellers appointed by the presiding officer shall take up and count
the ballots cast by Senators.
2. In the selection of the elective members of Senate committees,
voting shall be by ballots mailed to all voting members of the Senate
by the Secretary of the Senate.
(D) Quorum
A quorum for any meeting of the Senate shall consist of sixty voting
members.
(E) Proxies
No proxies shall be recognized.









Senate Organization and Procedure: Senate Committees
(A) Establishment of Committees
1. Senate standing committees must be established by action of the
Senate.
2. Special Senate committees may be established either by action of the
Senate, or by the Steering Committee acting in consultation with the
President.
3. The Steering Committee and President shall annually review the list
of Senate Committees, and shall recommend to the Senate which
Committees shall be continued.
4. When in the study of matters before a committee, it is advisable to
bring in special assistance from persons outside the committee, a
subcommittee including such persons may be named by the commit-
tee. Such a subcommittee shall be temporary in nature. It shall be
responsible to, and make its report to the committee which
appointed it, and it shall not be designated as a Senate committee.
(B) Classification and Reporting of Committees
1. Certain committees shall be designated Senate Standing Commit-
tees. These shall include:
a. University Curriculum Committee
b. University Libraries Committee
c. Student Petitions Committee
d. Professional Relations and Standards Committee
e. Honorary Degrees, Distinguished Alumnus Awards and
Memorials Committee
f. University Constitution Committee
g. Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee
h. Senate Steering Committee
2. The Graduate Council and the University Curriculum Committee
shall be required to report to the Senate when either is considering
creating a new degree program or abolishing an old one.
3. Faculty representatives on the Administrative Council may be asked
to report to the Senate.
4. All committees named on the most recent annual list of University
Committees, Boards and Councils, and not named in (B)1 or (B)2
above, shall be designated Presidential Committees. Included
among these committees shall be the following:
a. Student Conduct Committee
b. Intercollegiate Athletics Committee
c. Campus Planning Assembly
d. Student Financial Aid
e. University Press Board of Managers
f. Academic Personnel Board
g. Student Admissions Committee
h. Faculty and Staff Benefits Committee









5. Committee Reports
a. Committees shall report to the Senate or to the Senate Steering
Committee, orally or in writing, at the request of the Senate or
the Steering Committee. Generally such reports will be brief and
will be made to inform the Senate concerning committee policies
and procedures. Neither the Senate nor the Senate Steering Com-
mittee shall request a report on specific cases or problems that
may have come before a committee.
b. Brief summaries of committee reports may be submitted to the
Steering Committee in time for inclusion in the information
agenda.
c. At the request of ten or more Senators, any committee report
which has been submitted to the Senate shall be opened for
discussion and for possible transfer to the action agenda.
(C) Committee Membership
1. The nominating committee established by the Constitution of the
University, Article III, Section 6(A), shall serve as the nominating
committee for all Senate committees, both elective and appointive.
In making nominations for elective committees, the nominating
committee shall present the names of at least two individuals for
each elective position. In every election of committee members,
nominations may also be made from the floor of the Senate. The
nominating committee shall be instructed that any slate of nominees
for election to the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee be
balanced according to the faculty rank composition of the Senate.
2. All elective Senate committee members shall be elected by secret
ballots mailed to all voting members of the Senate by the Secretary
of the Senate. Ties in the voting shall be settled by lot.
3. If two or more committee members are to be elected for terms of
different lengths, the longest term of office shall go to the candidate
receiving the most votes, the next longest term shall go to the can-
didate receiving the second highest number of votes, etc. until all the
committee vacancies are filled.
4. The members of non-elective Senate standing committees shall be
appointed by the President.
5. Unless otherwise provided, membership in the Senate is not prere-
quisite for appointment to Senate committees.
6. Unless otherwise provided, the members of Senate standing commit-
tees, both elective and appointive, shall serve for terms of three
years, except that the first time a committee is elected or appointed
there will be as nearly as possible an equal distribution of the
members with terms of one, two, and three years. The terms of
members of special committees may be similarly staggered, and they
shall not be for more than three years.
7. Unless otherwise provided, Senate committee members may be ap-
pointed for successive terms when their experience or special talents
makes reappointment advantageous to the University, but as oppor-










tunity offers changes should be made in the personnel of every
Senate committee.
8. In March of each year, the chairman of each Senate committee shall
advise the President and the Nominating Committee of the names of
committee members whose terms are about to expire, and may sug-
gest suitable nominees for the vacancies. Whenever a vacancy occurs
other than by expiration of term,
a. in the case of an appointive committee, the committee chairman
shall notify the President who shall appoint a replacement for the
remainder of the term.
b. in the case of an elective committee, the committee chairman
shall notify the Senate Steering Committee which shall select a
replacement until the next annual election of members at which
time an individual will be elected to fill the remainder of the
term.
(D) Committee Chairmen
1. Unless otherwise provided, each elective Senate committee shall an-
nually elect its own chairman. The Senate Steering Committee shall
appoint an acting chairman to convene the first meeting for the pur-
pose of electing a chairman who shall conduct such other business as
may be appropriate. The chairman of each appointive Senate com-
mittee shall be designated annually by the President.
2. In matters of general faculty or Senate interest, it shall be the duty
of every committee chairman to keep the Steering Committee in-
formed of actions of the committee, and of matters the committee
has been requested to consider. And, to facilitate the Steering Com-
mittee's scheduling of Senate work, any member of the Senate or
University Administration who submits such a matter to a Senate
committee for its consideration should at the same time send a copy
of the proposal or request to the Steering Committee.
(E) Duties of Senate Committees
1. Those Senate committees established by the Constitution of the
University shall perform the duties assigned to them by the specific
Article designed in the University Constitution as follows:
a. The Steering Committee. See Article III, Section 6. (A). The
Senate shall choose a Steering Committee of seven persons who
at the time of their election are members of the Senate, and who
shall serve for staggered three-year non-successive terms with two
or more persons being elected annually. The Steering Committee
shall annually elect its own chairman. In consultation with the
President and the Secretary, it shall determine the agenda for
each meeting of the Senate. It shall provide for reporting to the
Senate by administrative officers, by the chairman of standing
and special committees, and by individuals. Four of its members
shall serve with three presidential appointees as a nominating
committee to the President for members of all appointive Senate
committees, and shall be available to the President for recom-
mendations for standing presidential committees.









At the beginning of each academic year the Senate Steering
Committee shall appoint an acting chairman of each elective
Senate committee to convene the first meeting for the purpose of
electing a chairman who shall conduct such other business as may
be appropriate.
b. The Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee. See Article III,
Section 6. (B), and Article V, Section 5. (C). The Senate shall
choose an Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee which shall
serve as a standing committee of the Senate. There shall be
fifteen members on the Academic Freedom and Tenure Commit-
tee. The Senate shall elect members to serve for three year terms
to fill regular vacancies. If a member is unable to serve the entire-
ty of a term to which elected, the Senate shall elect a replacement
to serve for the duration of that vacancy. No member of the Ad-
ministrative Council may be a member of this Committee. The
Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee shall annually elect
its own chairman. It shall be the duty of the Committee to con-
duct hearings on charges involving tenure and on matters of
academic freedom as provided in Article V.
c. The Professional Relations and Standards Committee. See Arti-
cle III, Section 6. (C). The Senate shall elect a Professional Rela-
tions and Standards Committee of fifteen members who shall
serve for staggered three-year terms as a standing committee on
faculty morale and which shall be concerned with matters involv-
ing University practice bearing on professional ethics and the
general welfare of the faculty. The Professional Relations and
Standards Committee shall annually elect its own chairman.
Faculty who have utilized normal procedures without satisfac-
tion, or who wish to initiate a general matter, may address
petitions for redress or action to this committee.
d. Other Committees. The Senate may employ additional standing
committees for any purpose falling within its jurisdiction. Each
committee shall, at the discretion of the Steering Committee,
report to the Senate for consideration of its work, findings, or
recommendations. Except for the Professional Relations and
Standards Committee, and the Academic Freedom and Tenure
Committee, the President is, ex-officio, a member of all standing
committees and designates the members of all non-elective com-
mittees. No member of the Senate may serve on more than two
elective standing committees.
2. The particular duties of various other Senate committees shall be as
follows:
a. The Curriculum Committee. This Committee shall consider all
requests for changes in undergraduate curricula or catalog
listings, and for the addition of new courses of instruction in any
of the colleges, divisions, and schools of the University, except
the Graduate School. When the question under consideration
pertains to a course or courses at the "5000" level, available for









graduate major credit, the Committee shall act jointly with the
Graduate School. The Committee shall endeavor to eliminate
duplication of subject matter between courses and unnecessary
proliferation of courses. Ordinarily the Committee's decisions on
proposals to add courses to the curriculum or to delete courses
from the curriculum shall be final, but the department which
would offer the course, or has been offering it, may appeal the
Committee's decision to the Senate. Such an appeal would be ad-
dressed to the Curriculum Committee, which might either reverse
its earlier decision or ask the Steering Committee to schedule
Senate consideration of the appeal. The Committee's decisions
on proposals to add, delete, or make changes in programs of
instruction leading to undergraduate degrees shall not be final
decisions, but shall be submitted to the Senate for final action.
b. The University Libraries Committee. This Committee shall
annaully recommend allocation of book funds to departments
and colleges in a report to be considered for approval by the
Senate. The Committee shall recommend policy to the Director
as to the coordination of all libraries of the University and as to
establishment of branch libraries. It also shall make policy
recommendations on library matters broadly affecting faculty
and students.
Libraries with appropriations in special budgets, shall be coor-
dinated by the Director of University Libraries as to personnel,
purchasing policies, the central catalog, etc. The scope of such
libraries and their general relationship in the University Library
system shall be also considered in overall library policies by the
Committee.
c. The Student Petitions Committee. This Committee shall act for
the Senate on the petitions of students requesting waivers of
University academic regulations; except petitions requesting
(1) late registration; (2) exceptions to minimum-maximum load
regulations; (3) changes of schedule after the date authorized for
such changes; and (4) adding of courses after the date set in the'
University Calendar as the last time for adding courses. These
four kinds of petitions shall be acted on by the school or college
in which the student is enrolled. Petitions approved by the school
or college must be reported to the Registrar's Office before the
action becomes official.
d. The Honorary Degrees, Distinguished Alumnus Awards, and
Memorials Committee. This Committee shall formulate prin-
ciples covering the conferring of honorary degrees by the Univer-
sity, and shall initiate or entertain suggestions as to individuals to
whom honorary degrees shall be granted. This Committee shall
make its recommendations to the Senate for transmission to the
Board of Regents.
e. The Constitution Committee. This Committee is charged with
the study and review of the provisions of the University Constitu-









tion and with making recommendations in connection therewith
to the University Senate. Changes in the Constitution which are
proposed to the Senate shall be referred to the Constiution Com-
mittee for consideration and recommendation to the Senate. The
Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the
members present and voting at any regular meeting of the
University Senate held during the regular academic year, provid-
ed that the text of the proposed amendment has been submitted
in writing to members of the Senate at least thirty days prior to
the meeting, and that notice of its intended consideration has ap-
peared on the agenda circulated with the call to the meeting. The
Constitution Committee acts as an agent of the Senate to inter-
pret the meaning of any provision in the Constitution. It edits
and prepares for publication revised editions of the Constitution.

SENATE BY-LAW 15
Privileges of Non-Members at Meetings of the University Senate
(Senate By-Law 15, February 27, 1969; Amended 9/30/71 and 4/84)
Any member of the faculty shall have the right to attend meetings of the
Senate, but shall not be entitled to a vote or to have the floor unless reporting at
the request of the Senate. Members of committees elected by the Senate but
who are not members thereof may have the privilege of the floor but shall not
vote.
1. Representatives of the press, duly accredited by their publications, may at-
tend all open meetings of the University Senate. A maximum number of
representatives from each publication may be established by the presiding
officer of the Senate.
2. The President of the University or the presiding officer of the Senate may
invite as many as ten (10) individuals, not members of the University
Senate, to attend specific open meetings of the Senate, but they shall not be
entitled to vote, or to have the floor unless reporting at the request of the
presiding officer or of the Senate.
3. At the discretion of the President or the presiding officer and insofar as
seating capacity permits, students and staff of the University of Florida and
the general public may attend open meetings of the Senate. None of these
persons shall have the privilege of the floor. In case of disorder, the
presiding officer shall order any offending person from the assembly hall.
4. The presiding officer of the Senate, in advance of each meeting, shall
designate a part of the assembly hall for the seating of non-members.
5. In case of insufficient seats, the presiding officer of the Senate, in conjunc-
tion with the Steering Committee, shall arrange the seating on the following
priorities:
a. Members of the Senate.
b. Faculty not members of the Senate.
c. Representatives of the press.
d. The designees of the President or the presiding officer who have business









before the Senate or are otherwise designated to attend a specific
meeting.
e. Members of the staff and the student body of the University of Florida.
f. The general public.
6. The University Senate shall hold closed sessions for the consideration of
candidates for honorary degrees, distinguished alumnus awards and
memorials, and may, by majority vote of the members present and voting,
hold such sessions for the consideration of other matters of a confidential
nature. At closed sessions only members of the Senate and other members
of the faculty may be present. Closed sessions shall not be used for the con-
duct of ordinary business.

SENATE BY-LAW 1

Implementing Procedures of University for the Board of Regents Policy on
Academic Freedom and Responsibility
(Senate By-Law 1, June 18, 1963; Amended 2/73, 11/74, and 4/84)
Complaints Against Faculty Members
A complaint to be handled under these procedures must be in written
form.
Complaints from outside the University shall be addressed or forwarded
to either the President or to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The
President will refer complaints to the Vice President for Academic Affairs
or handle them directly.
The Vice President for Academic Affairs shall refer any complaint for
which he or she is given responsibility to the dean (or director) of the college
(or school) and to the appropriate vice president of the faculty member con-
cerned. Where the faculty member is in more than one college, all deans
shall be informed.
Complaints from inside the University shall be made directly to the dean
(or director) and/or to the appropriate vice president of the college (or
school), and to the appropriate vice president of the faculty member con-
cerned who shall inform the Vice President for Academic Affairs of the ex-
istence of the complaint.
The college dean (or director) shall further refer the complaint to the
department chairperson(s) concerned who will examine the complaint and
give a written opinion to the dean (or director) and/or to the appropriate
vice president (with copy to the Vice President for Academic Affairs) either
that:
1. the complaint lacks substance and no further action is necessary, or
2. the complaint has substance but remedial action at the department
level is sufficient, or
3. the complaint has substance and must be handled further at higher
levels.
The college dean (or director) and/or appropriate vice president shall









review the matter and give a written opinion to the Vice President for
Academic Affairs either that:
1. the complaint lacks substance and no further action is necessary, or
2. the complaint has substance but remedial action at the department or
college level is sufficient, or
3. the complaint has substance and must become a matter for charges.
The Vice President for Academic Affairs shall review the matter and take
such action as is necessary to insure completion of handling the complaint.
Where charges are recommended by the college dean (or director) and/or ap-
propriate vice president, the Vice President for Academic Affairs shall confer
as necessary with those involved and, if the vice president concurs in the judg-
ment that charges are required, assist in the proper formulation of charges.
These charges will then be presented to the President for a preliminary in-
quiry into the charges and evidence in accordance with the University Con-
stitution.
These charges may then be heard by the Academic Freedom and Tenure
Committee or the Professional Relations and Standards Committee in accor-
dance with the procedures specified in the Constitution of the University and
Senate By-Laws 7, 17, and 19.

Complaints by Faculty Members
Any faculty member may complain in writing of an alleged violation of
right and responsibilities under the University's and the Board of Regents'
Policy on Academic Rights and Responsibilities.
Such complaints may be forwarded to either the Professional Relations
and Standards Committee or to the Academic Freedom and Tenure Commit-
tee (whichever is concerned) who shall handle the complaint in accordance
with the procedures specified in the Constitution of the University and in
Senate By-Laws 7 and 19.
The committee's report shall be made to the President.



SENATE BY-LAW 2

(Repealed by Action of the Senate on March 30, 1989)



SENATE BY-LAW 3

(Repealed by Action of the Senate on March 30, 1989)









SENATE BY-LAW 4


The Senate: Organization and Procedures
Refer to pages 1-12 of this document.


SENATE BY-LAW 5

Membership of a Department, Detailed
(Senate By-Law 5, March 25, 1965; Amended 4/84)
Under the University Constitution the members of a department are the
budgeted line item members. Members of the department may nominate
and elect non-budgeted members for any periods they wish. Each individual
shall be notified in writing of such election and notified of the term of the
appointment or that it is a continuing one. Members so elected shall have all
the rights of* budgeted line item members as appropriate to the appoint-
ment.

SENATE BY-LAW 6

Departmental Promotion and Tenure Nomination Procedures
for Chairpersons
(Senate By-Law 6, March 25, 1965; Amended 2/73 and 4/84)
In the case where a proposal for tenure or promotion of a chairperson is
being voted on, or otherwise handled by the tenured members of a depart-
ment, the chairperson's dean or director shall be the officer in charge under
the terms of the Constitution for these purposes. Where tenure is involved,
the appropriate administrator shall obtain the required secret poll of the
tenured members of the department where promotion is involved shall
solicit the opinions of the faculty in the department holding rank superior to
the candidate for promotion.


SENATE BY-LAW 7

Appeal Procedures of the University Senate Committee
on Academic Freedom and Tenure
(Senate By-Law 7, April 29, 1965; Amended 9/27/66, 2/73,
1/74, 9/74, 11/74, 4/84, and 2/90).
This procedure establishes an informal and formal procedure to resolve
charges and complaints brought by faculty members or the University in-
volving academic freedom or tenure.
(1) Informal Appeal Procedures: Charges and complaints involving
University practices bearing on academic freedom and tenure should be
resolved prior to commencement of formal proceedings whenever possi-









SENATE BY-LAW 4


The Senate: Organization and Procedures
Refer to pages 1-12 of this document.


SENATE BY-LAW 5

Membership of a Department, Detailed
(Senate By-Law 5, March 25, 1965; Amended 4/84)
Under the University Constitution the members of a department are the
budgeted line item members. Members of the department may nominate
and elect non-budgeted members for any periods they wish. Each individual
shall be notified in writing of such election and notified of the term of the
appointment or that it is a continuing one. Members so elected shall have all
the rights of* budgeted line item members as appropriate to the appoint-
ment.

SENATE BY-LAW 6

Departmental Promotion and Tenure Nomination Procedures
for Chairpersons
(Senate By-Law 6, March 25, 1965; Amended 2/73 and 4/84)
In the case where a proposal for tenure or promotion of a chairperson is
being voted on, or otherwise handled by the tenured members of a depart-
ment, the chairperson's dean or director shall be the officer in charge under
the terms of the Constitution for these purposes. Where tenure is involved,
the appropriate administrator shall obtain the required secret poll of the
tenured members of the department where promotion is involved shall
solicit the opinions of the faculty in the department holding rank superior to
the candidate for promotion.


SENATE BY-LAW 7

Appeal Procedures of the University Senate Committee
on Academic Freedom and Tenure
(Senate By-Law 7, April 29, 1965; Amended 9/27/66, 2/73,
1/74, 9/74, 11/74, 4/84, and 2/90).
This procedure establishes an informal and formal procedure to resolve
charges and complaints brought by faculty members or the University in-
volving academic freedom or tenure.
(1) Informal Appeal Procedures: Charges and complaints involving
University practices bearing on academic freedom and tenure should be
resolved prior to commencement of formal proceedings whenever possi-









SENATE BY-LAW 4


The Senate: Organization and Procedures
Refer to pages 1-12 of this document.


SENATE BY-LAW 5

Membership of a Department, Detailed
(Senate By-Law 5, March 25, 1965; Amended 4/84)
Under the University Constitution the members of a department are the
budgeted line item members. Members of the department may nominate
and elect non-budgeted members for any periods they wish. Each individual
shall be notified in writing of such election and notified of the term of the
appointment or that it is a continuing one. Members so elected shall have all
the rights of* budgeted line item members as appropriate to the appoint-
ment.

SENATE BY-LAW 6

Departmental Promotion and Tenure Nomination Procedures
for Chairpersons
(Senate By-Law 6, March 25, 1965; Amended 2/73 and 4/84)
In the case where a proposal for tenure or promotion of a chairperson is
being voted on, or otherwise handled by the tenured members of a depart-
ment, the chairperson's dean or director shall be the officer in charge under
the terms of the Constitution for these purposes. Where tenure is involved,
the appropriate administrator shall obtain the required secret poll of the
tenured members of the department where promotion is involved shall
solicit the opinions of the faculty in the department holding rank superior to
the candidate for promotion.


SENATE BY-LAW 7

Appeal Procedures of the University Senate Committee
on Academic Freedom and Tenure
(Senate By-Law 7, April 29, 1965; Amended 9/27/66, 2/73,
1/74, 9/74, 11/74, 4/84, and 2/90).
This procedure establishes an informal and formal procedure to resolve
charges and complaints brought by faculty members or the University in-
volving academic freedom or tenure.
(1) Informal Appeal Procedures: Charges and complaints involving
University practices bearing on academic freedom and tenure should be
resolved prior to commencement of formal proceedings whenever possi-









ble. However, attempts to informally resolve the charges and com-
plaints do not remove the 25-calendar-day time limit for the filing of
charges and complaints stated in (3) below. If additional time is
necessary to reach an informal resolution, an extension must be re-
quested in writing before the 25-calendar-day time limit has expired!
The extension shall be requested from, any may be granted by, the
University President, the President's designee, or the Committee's
Chairman [See (3) (a) below]. Proceedings through the Academic
Freedom and Tenure Committee may be denied to any grievant who
fails to comply with the applicable time limits set forth herein.
(2) Composition and Jurisdiction: The Committee on Academic Freedom
and Tenure shall be a standing committee of the University Senate as set
forth in Article III, 6(C) of the University Constitution. The Committee
shall have jurisdiction to hold hearings and make findings of fact, con-
clusions of law, and recommendations in matters placed before it by the
University President or designee, and charges filed by same or by facul-
ty members.
(3) Commencement and Pre-Hearing Procedures: (NOTE: All periods of
time herafter provided refer to calendar days, unless otherwise
specified. If any deadline falls on a non-business day, the period shall be
extended to 5:00 P.M. of the next business day. On all matters on which
the Committee Chairman is authorized to act unilaterally, the Commit-
tee Chairman's action may be reversed by a majority vote of the full
membership of the Committee.)
(a) Commencement of Proceedings by Faculty Members:
1. A faculty member (including any administrator who has faculty
status) shall commence proceedings before the Committee by fil-
ing one or more charges or complaints within 25 days after the
complainant knew or should have known of the occurrence of
the alleged actions) on which the claim is based, whichever is
first, by stating his/her charge or complaint in a letter to the
University President. A faculty member may request and be
granted an extension of time by the University President,
designee, or the Committee Chairman. The request must be in
writing and it must be received before the 25 day time limit has
expired. The granting of the extension of time must be in writing
and for a definite time period. Filing of charges hereunder shall
constitute waiver of all other grievance procedures as provided in
Rule 6C1-7.041, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.)
2. The letter of complaint must state that the faculty member elects
to have the Committee investigate the charges in accordance with
Rule 6C1-7.041, F.A.C.; state that by this election he/she waives
all other grievance procedures available within the University
system; and assert sufficient facts to reasonably inform the
University of the nature of the charges. It is important that the
complainant describe which of his/her rights have been violated,
in what manner, and clearly delineate what remedy(s) is sought.
Copies of any and all papers, statements, documents or other
items in the possession of the party commencing the proceedings,









bearing upon the matter, together with a list of the names and
addresses of all persons believed to have pertinent information,
shall be filed with the charges. The University President, or the
designee, shall refer the letter to the Committee Chairman,
unless the grievance is untimely and no extension has been
granted.
3. If the Committee Chairman believes the letter does not meet the
requirements hereof, a complainant may be directed in writing
by same to amend his/her charges within a designated period of
time, and, failing that, the Committee Chairman may dismiss the
matter.
4. Except as provided by paragraph (5)(g), the Committee Chair-
man shall, upon receipt of the complainant's letter, provide a
copy of it to the person against whom the complaint has been
lodged, and then shall attempt to resolve the matter informally
by discussion with the persons involved. Failing an informal
resolution, the Committee Chairman may appoint, within 25
days of receipt of the written complaint, a three-member inquiry
panel to investigate the validity of the charges and evaluate the
evidence presented to determine probable cause for proceeding
to a formal hearing by the Committee, to seek an informal
resolution agreeable to all parties, or to allow the complainant to
amend the charges if desired. The terms of any informal agree-
ment shall be put in writing and signed by all parties. Signatures
indicate: 1. Full resolution of all issues raised by the complain-
tant; and 2. Relinquishment of the right to bring any future
action based on any of the issues involved in the charges or
complaint. Upon appointment, the inquiry panel shall schedule a
preliminary hearing to be held within 25 days of the appoint-
ment, with at least 15 days notice to affected parties, and issue a
report to the Committee Chairman within 15 days after the
conclusion of the hearing, unless otherwise agreed by all affected
parties and approved by the Committee Chairman. A recom-
mendation to proceed to a formal hearing before the Committee
requires that at least two members of the inquiry panel find that
probable cause exists.
5. If the matter is not resolved and an inquiry panel has not been
appointed within 25 days after receipt of the written complaint
by the Committee Chairman or within 15 days after the inquiry
panel's report finding probable cause to proceed to a formal
hearing, the charges or complaints shall thereupon be referred
within 15 days to a hearing panel by the Committee Chairman
for proceedings in accordance with paragraph (5) hereof. At any
time prior to the conclusion of the formal hearing, an informal
resolution may be reached. If at least two members of the inquiry
panel conclude that no probable cause exists, the matter shall be
considered closed. Copies of the preliminary report shall be pro-
vided to all affected parties.









(b) Commencement of Proceedings by the University:
1. The President or designee may commence proceedings by refer-
ring matters to, or filing charges with, the Committee on
Academic Freedom and Tenure within 25 days after acquiring
knowledge of the facts thereof. It is in the best interests of all
parties concerned to resolve disagreements on a collegial basis. If
probable cause has been found by the inquiry panel as described
in 2. below, prior to the opening of the formal hearing, the Com-
mittee may make a final offer of remedy as requested by the
complainant or as deemed appropriate. Indeed, any time prior to
the formal hearing the charged faculty member may resolve the
case by granting the complainant the full remedy(s) requested.
The University shall file charges' by providing an original written
notice of the issues to the Committee Chairman, and a copy
thereof to the faculty member charged. The notice shall assert
sufficient facts to reasonably inform the faculty member of the
nature of the charge. Copies of any and all papers, statements,
documents or other items in the possession of the party commen-
cing the proceedings, bearing upon the charges, together with a
list of the names and addresses of all persons believed to have
pertinent information, shall be filed with the charges. The Com-
mittee Chairman shall transmit to the faculty member charged a
copy of the University document governing the Committee's
jurisdiction and procedure.
2. Upon receipt of charges, the Committee Chairman may refer the
charges to a three-member inquiry panel for investigation. Upon
appointment, the panel shall schedule a preliminary hearing, to
be held within 25 days of the appointment, with notice of at least
15 days to affected parties. The panel shall investigate the validi-
ty of the charges and evaluate the evidence, determine if there is
probable cause for proceeding, seek an informal resolution
agreeable to all parties or allow the University to amend the
charges if desired. The inquiry panel shall issue a written report
within 15 days after the hearing, which shall be furnished to all
affected parties. A recommendation to proceed to a formal hear-
ing requires that at least two members of the inquiry panel find
that probable cause exists, and such hearing shall commence
within 60 days of the inquiry panel's decision.
3. If the matter is not resolved and an inquiry panel has not been
appointed within 25 days after receipt of the written complaint
by the Committee Chairman or within 15 days after the inquiry
panel's report finding probable cause to proceed to formal hear-
ings, the charges shall thereupon be referred to a hearing panel
by the Committee Chairman for proceedings in accordance with
paragraph (5) hereof. At any time prior to the conclusion of the
formal hearing, an informal resolution may be reached. If at
least two members of the inquiry panel find no probable cause,

'The term "charges" used herein includes "matters".









the case shall be closed. Copies of the preliminary report shall be
provided to all affected parties.
(4) Inspection of Evidence: Should an inquiry panel be appointed, the
Committee Chairman shall deliver all papers and other items or infor-
mation received by him/her to the Presiding Officer of the inquiry panel
at least ten days before the hearing. The Committee Chairman, or the
inquiry panel, if appointed, before proceeding to hearing, shall notify
the party charged of the Committee's custody of such evidence and of
the party's right to inspect and/or copy such evidence. Additional
evidence and names and addresses of witnesses obtained by investiga-
tion shall be made available to all parties in like manner. No provision
hereof shall prevent the introduction of any other evidence, provided
that affected parties shall be entitled a reasonable time in which to ex-
amine and consider same.
(5) Formal Hearings Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee:
(a) Composition of Hearing Panels
1. Hearings and proceedings shall be conducted by a panel of five
members of the Academic Freedom and Tenure plus at least one
alternate (from among the remaining members of the Commit-
tee) who shall have a vote only under the conditions specified in 6
below. The Committee Chairman shall select the members of the
hearing panel and designate a Presiding Officer and Vice-
Presiding Officer under the circumstances specified in 6 below.
2. Whenever feasible, at least one panel member shall be a person
familiar with due process of law, by training or experience, and
if possible, no member of the inquiry panel should be on the for-
mal hearing panel for the same case.
3. In pre-hearing conferences and in formal hearings, a full panel
of five members must be present at all times.
4. All parties to the action shall have the right to challenge a panel
member's right to serve for cause prior to the presentation of
evidence. Members of the hearing panel, other than the challeng-
ed member, shall determine by a majority vote if a member
challenged for cause shall be excused.
5. After the formal hearings of a particular case have begun, any
hearing panel member shall serve to the conclusion of the case
even if his/her term as a Committee member may have expired.
6. If a panel member is not present at a pre-hearing conference or a
formal hearing session, the remaining members of the panel shall
decide by majority vote whether to postpone the meeting or to
remove the absent member from the panel and replace him/her
with an alternate. If an alternate is formally seated, he/she will
retain the voting status of a regular member of the committee for
the duration of the case.
(b) If the Committee Chairman, or the Presiding Officer of the hearing
panel, desires to have a legal advisor, he/she may request the
University President or the designee to appoint an appropriate per-
son to serve in such advisory capacity regarding procedural issues.









(c) Following selection, the formal hearing panel may meet for pre-
hearing conferences and schedule a hearing after notice to affected
parties. Hearings shall be held no earlier than 15 days after notice to
affected parties, unless otherwise agreed by all affected parties.
(d) Parties shall have and be informed of the following rights:
1. To be represented by counsel or other willing person authorized
in writing by the party to act on his/her behalf;
2. To make an opening statement;
3. To cause the attendance of witnesses, or, when required by cir-
cumstances which involve the inability of a witness to appear and
testify at the formal hearing, to cause the sworn statement of
such witnesses to be taken and transcribed;
4. To examine and cross-examine any witness who may testify;
5. To offer any relevant material and competent evidence;
6. To make a closing statement at hearing; and
7. To request and obtain the assistance of the Committee in obtain-
ing counsel, the attendance or deposition of any witness, or any
other evidence.
(e) Witnesses:
1. The Presiding Officer shall require all witnesses to affirm or
swear to tell the truth prior to testifying. The oath or affirmation
shall be administered by a notary public or by any other person
authorized by law to administer oaths or affirmations.
2. If requested by any party, any witness shall be excluded from the
formal hearing save when giving his/her testimony, except that
in any case initiated by a faculty member, the University may
have one representative present throughout the hearing, even
though the representative may be required to testify.
(f) Evidence:
1. Admissible evidence shall be any evidence of a type commonly
relied upon by a reasonably prudent person in the conduct of
his/her affairs; however, hearsay may be used only to supple-
ment or explain other evidence, and shall not be sufficient, in
itself, to support a finding.
2. All rulings as to the admissibility of evidence shall be made by
the Presiding Officer of the formal hearing panel, subject to ob-
jection by any member. Only the majority vote of the formal
hearing panel, including the Presiding Officer, taken in closed
session, shall overcome the Presiding Officer's ruling.
(g) Parties charged shall not be required, either during any investiga-
tion or at any hearing, to make any statement or to testify unless
they expressly desire to do so, and in the event that they elect to re-
main silent, such fact shall not be considered by the formal hearing
panel in making its report. The term "party charged" shall mean
only an individual against whom proceedings have been commenced
in his/her individual capacity, and shall not apply to any official or
representative capacity in the matters under consideration. The
charge shall clearly state the status or capacity in which he/she is
alleged to have acted.









(h) Proceedings commenced by the University shall be closed to the
public inasmuch as confidential evaluative information is discussed,
unless all persons about whom the evaluative material relates agree
in writing to open the hearing to the public or as otherwise required
by law. Proceedings commenced by faculty members shall be clos-
ed, unless otherwise ordered by the formal hearing panel or required
by law.
(i) Within 25 days after conclusion of a formal hearing, the formal
hearing panel shall adopt a proposed report containing findings of
fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations on the matters con-
sidered. Copies of same shall be furnished to all parties by the
presiding officer of the panel. Within 10 days after receipt of such
report, the parties shall have the right to submit written exceptions
thereto.
(j) After consideration by the formal hearing panel of any exceptions
to its proposed report, and a hearing for argument thereon, if re-
quested, the hearing panel, by a majority vote, shall adopt a final
report containing findings of fact, conclusions of law, recommen-
dations, and the vote on the report. Members in the minority may
adopt separate reports, which shall be appended to the majority
report. Copies of the final report shall be furnished to all parties.
(k) Hearings in which evidence is presented may be recorded by the
hearing panel. Tapes shall be destroyed by the hearing panel's
Presiding Officer 40 days after the final disposition of the grievance
by the President unless an appeal has been filed. In the event of an
appeal, the tapes shall be kept until the final resolution of the ap-
peal. The record of the case shall include all physical evidence con-
sidered by the Committee, pleadings, notices, and reports.
(6) Report to the President:
(a) Upon completion of the proceedings, the final report and record
shall be filed with the President.
(b) Within 25 days of receipt of both record and report, or as soon
thereafter as is possible, the President shall adopt as is, or modify,
and implement as he/she deems appropriate, the recommendations
contained in the final report, or reject the report in its entirety. If
the report or recommendations are modified or rejected, affected
parties shall be furnished specific reasons therefore.


SENATE BY-LAW 8

(Repealed by Action of the Senate on April 19, 1984.)



SENATE BY-LAW 9

(Repealed by Action of the Senate on March 30, 1989)









(h) Proceedings commenced by the University shall be closed to the
public inasmuch as confidential evaluative information is discussed,
unless all persons about whom the evaluative material relates agree
in writing to open the hearing to the public or as otherwise required
by law. Proceedings commenced by faculty members shall be clos-
ed, unless otherwise ordered by the formal hearing panel or required
by law.
(i) Within 25 days after conclusion of a formal hearing, the formal
hearing panel shall adopt a proposed report containing findings of
fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations on the matters con-
sidered. Copies of same shall be furnished to all parties by the
presiding officer of the panel. Within 10 days after receipt of such
report, the parties shall have the right to submit written exceptions
thereto.
(j) After consideration by the formal hearing panel of any exceptions
to its proposed report, and a hearing for argument thereon, if re-
quested, the hearing panel, by a majority vote, shall adopt a final
report containing findings of fact, conclusions of law, recommen-
dations, and the vote on the report. Members in the minority may
adopt separate reports, which shall be appended to the majority
report. Copies of the final report shall be furnished to all parties.
(k) Hearings in which evidence is presented may be recorded by the
hearing panel. Tapes shall be destroyed by the hearing panel's
Presiding Officer 40 days after the final disposition of the grievance
by the President unless an appeal has been filed. In the event of an
appeal, the tapes shall be kept until the final resolution of the ap-
peal. The record of the case shall include all physical evidence con-
sidered by the Committee, pleadings, notices, and reports.
(6) Report to the President:
(a) Upon completion of the proceedings, the final report and record
shall be filed with the President.
(b) Within 25 days of receipt of both record and report, or as soon
thereafter as is possible, the President shall adopt as is, or modify,
and implement as he/she deems appropriate, the recommendations
contained in the final report, or reject the report in its entirety. If
the report or recommendations are modified or rejected, affected
parties shall be furnished specific reasons therefore.


SENATE BY-LAW 8

(Repealed by Action of the Senate on April 19, 1984.)



SENATE BY-LAW 9

(Repealed by Action of the Senate on March 30, 1989)









SENATE BY-LAW 10


Exception for Faculty Eligible for Permanent Status
(P.K. Yonge Laboratory School and County Extension Faculty)
(Senate By-Law 10, June 17, 1965; Amended 4/84)
The provision of Article V, Section 5, of the Constitution, requiring a
vote of the tenured members of the department concerned were not intend-
ed to, and do not apply to, the procedures for deciding upon permanent
status for the P.K. Yonge Laboratory School and county extension faculty.
The faculty member shall be notified immediately in writing by the presi-
dent of the final action taken on the nomination for the status of permanent
member.


SENATE BY-LAW 11

Procedural Tenure Rules
(Senate By-Law 11, March 24, 1966; Amended 4/84)
Only those who are classified as instructional and research faculty at the
University of Florida are eligible for tenure. Faculty members who are ap-
pointed to administrative positions shall retain tenure in the faculty
classification, but not in the administrative position.
In addition to the procedural rules for handling tenure, prescribed by Ar-
ticle V, Section 5. of the Constitution, the following shall apply:
Eligibility for tenure is accrued only through full-time continuous service
or the equivalent in proportionate accrual of continuous service for part-
time faculty members, in a tenure accruing position in the University.
However, service earned before leave of absence may be counted together
with service earned after returning from leave.
Tenure is granted by the Board of Regents and is an obligation of the
University as a whole. While no department or other budgetary unit of the
University is obliged to accept the transfer of a faculty member from
another unit or units, if a department or other unit accepts such a transfer,
it must recognize the tenure status already attained by the transferring
faculty member.
Tenure processing as prescribed by Article V, Section 5. of the Constitu-
tion will involve a secret poll of the tenured members of the academic
department which is responsible for the individual's tenure.


SENATE BY-LAW 12

(Repealed by Action of the Senate on June 29, 1967)









SENATE BY-LAW 10


Exception for Faculty Eligible for Permanent Status
(P.K. Yonge Laboratory School and County Extension Faculty)
(Senate By-Law 10, June 17, 1965; Amended 4/84)
The provision of Article V, Section 5, of the Constitution, requiring a
vote of the tenured members of the department concerned were not intend-
ed to, and do not apply to, the procedures for deciding upon permanent
status for the P.K. Yonge Laboratory School and county extension faculty.
The faculty member shall be notified immediately in writing by the presi-
dent of the final action taken on the nomination for the status of permanent
member.


SENATE BY-LAW 11

Procedural Tenure Rules
(Senate By-Law 11, March 24, 1966; Amended 4/84)
Only those who are classified as instructional and research faculty at the
University of Florida are eligible for tenure. Faculty members who are ap-
pointed to administrative positions shall retain tenure in the faculty
classification, but not in the administrative position.
In addition to the procedural rules for handling tenure, prescribed by Ar-
ticle V, Section 5. of the Constitution, the following shall apply:
Eligibility for tenure is accrued only through full-time continuous service
or the equivalent in proportionate accrual of continuous service for part-
time faculty members, in a tenure accruing position in the University.
However, service earned before leave of absence may be counted together
with service earned after returning from leave.
Tenure is granted by the Board of Regents and is an obligation of the
University as a whole. While no department or other budgetary unit of the
University is obliged to accept the transfer of a faculty member from
another unit or units, if a department or other unit accepts such a transfer,
it must recognize the tenure status already attained by the transferring
faculty member.
Tenure processing as prescribed by Article V, Section 5. of the Constitu-
tion will involve a secret poll of the tenured members of the academic
department which is responsible for the individual's tenure.


SENATE BY-LAW 12

(Repealed by Action of the Senate on June 29, 1967)









SENATE BY-LAW 10


Exception for Faculty Eligible for Permanent Status
(P.K. Yonge Laboratory School and County Extension Faculty)
(Senate By-Law 10, June 17, 1965; Amended 4/84)
The provision of Article V, Section 5, of the Constitution, requiring a
vote of the tenured members of the department concerned were not intend-
ed to, and do not apply to, the procedures for deciding upon permanent
status for the P.K. Yonge Laboratory School and county extension faculty.
The faculty member shall be notified immediately in writing by the presi-
dent of the final action taken on the nomination for the status of permanent
member.


SENATE BY-LAW 11

Procedural Tenure Rules
(Senate By-Law 11, March 24, 1966; Amended 4/84)
Only those who are classified as instructional and research faculty at the
University of Florida are eligible for tenure. Faculty members who are ap-
pointed to administrative positions shall retain tenure in the faculty
classification, but not in the administrative position.
In addition to the procedural rules for handling tenure, prescribed by Ar-
ticle V, Section 5. of the Constitution, the following shall apply:
Eligibility for tenure is accrued only through full-time continuous service
or the equivalent in proportionate accrual of continuous service for part-
time faculty members, in a tenure accruing position in the University.
However, service earned before leave of absence may be counted together
with service earned after returning from leave.
Tenure is granted by the Board of Regents and is an obligation of the
University as a whole. While no department or other budgetary unit of the
University is obliged to accept the transfer of a faculty member from
another unit or units, if a department or other unit accepts such a transfer,
it must recognize the tenure status already attained by the transferring
faculty member.
Tenure processing as prescribed by Article V, Section 5. of the Constitu-
tion will involve a secret poll of the tenured members of the academic
department which is responsible for the individual's tenure.


SENATE BY-LAW 12

(Repealed by Action of the Senate on June 29, 1967)









SENATE BY-LAW 13


College Evaluations
(Senate By-Law 13, February 27, 1966; Amended 5/30/74)
1. The Senate recognizes the diversity of the colleges and schools within
the University and endorses the position that procedures for evaluating col-
leges and schools should take these diversities into account. Many of the
colleges and schools are evaluated by visiting teams from national
accrediting associations. Appropriate advantage should be taken of such
evaluations.
2. Evaluations of each college, school or other major academic ad-
ministrative unit shall normally be conducted at least once every 7 years, or
more often if deemed desirable by the President of the University.
3. The periodic evaluations shall be conducted by one of the following
bodies, as deemed appropriate by the Vice President for Academic Affairs
in consultation with the dean or director and representative faculty
members of the unit being evaluated by:
(a) A visitation team representing the national accrediting agency of
the unit being evaluated.
(b) A special committee appointed by the Vice President for
Academic Affairs for purposes of conducting the evaluation.
4. In cases where the evaluation is conducted by a special committee, the
following policies and procedures shall be followed:
(a) The size of the committee shall be appropriate to the assigned
task, but normally should not be less than 3 nor more than 5.
(b) A majority of the committee shall, except in unusual cir-
cumstances, be specialists who are not members of the University
faculty. The other members may be appointed from the University
faculty but a committee not containing any University faculty
members may be appointed.
(c) The committee shall evaluate the entire program of the unit, giving
special attention to the particular needs and problems of the unit
and the quality of leadership shown, with particular reference to
the procedures set forth in Article V. of the University Constitu-
tion. The report of the committee shall contain appropriate
recommendations to the Vice President for Academic Affairs bas-
ed upon findings of this periodic evaluation, including a specific
recommendation concerning the continuation of the dean or direc-
tor in his or her administrative capacity.
(d) Prior to the visitation of the evaluation committee, the dean or
director of the unit being evaluated shall prepare and send sum-
mary materials to each member of the evaluation committee on
the unit's programs of teaching at all appropriate levels, research,
and extension, and on the faculty.
(e) The evaluation committee shall submit a draft of its report to the
dean or director of the unit being evaluated. The purpose of this
draft is to give the dean or director an opportunity to review the









report for accuracy of factural information. Depending upon the
discretion of the evaluation committee, this draft report may or
may not contain recommendations. After having received the
draft back from the dean or director, the evaluation committee
shall submit its final report to the President of the University who
shall forward it for appropriate action through the appropriate
vice presidents to the dean or director of the unit being evaluated,
who, in turn shall distribute copies of the report to the faculty of
the unit.
5. In cases where the evaluation is conducted by a visitation team
representing a national accrediting agency, policies and procedures of the
agency for conducting such evaluations shall be accepted. However, the
Vice President for Academic Affairs shall, when appropriate, request the
accrediting agency visitation team to investigate and report on any specific
matters which may normally not be covered by such evaluations. Further,
the evaluation report of such teams shall be distributed to members of the
faculty of the unit being evaluated unless the policy of the accrediting agen-
cy forbids such distribution.
6. In the event a unit is evaluated by a national accrediting agency and an
additional evaluation by a special committee is also deemed necessary, the
special committee will make full use of the reports, data, conclusions and
recommendations of the accrediting agency evaluation committee in order
to prevent unnecessary duplication of activity.
7. The Vice President for Academic Affairs shall schedule and make ar-
rangements for college evaluations.


SENATE BY-LAW 14

Faculty Representation on the Administrative Council
(Senate By-Law 14, December 3, 1968; Amended 3/28/74 and 4/84)
Qualifications and Responsibilities
Nine faculty from ranks of assistant professor, associate professor and
professor or above will be elected to serve on the Administrative Council.
Three faculty, one from each rank, will be elected from each of the major
academic units: the J. Hillis Miller Health Science Center, Education and
General, and the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Nominees for
the position of Faculty Representatives (or alternates) to the Administrative
Council shall have served as a faculty member for at least one year.

Nomination of Candidates
The Senate Nominating Committee will select three candidates for each
vacancy for faculty representatives on the Administrative Council. In
making its nominations the Nominating Committee is urged to consider
faculty members in all colleges and also the distribution of current and
recent faculty members of the Adminstrative Council.









Election of Primary Representatives and Alternates
Only those faculty members in each of the upper three faculty ranks
(assistant professor, associate professor and professor or above) who are
currently engaged in full time teaching, research, and/or extension are eligi-
ble to be elected. A ballot, listing three candidates for each vacancy will be
presented to the Senate. After receiving any additional nominations from
the floor, the faculty members of the Senate will then proceed to elect a
primary representative and an alternate for each vacancy. In each rank, the
faculty member receiving the highest number of votes will be declared the
primary faculty representative, and the one with the second highest number
of votes, the alternate. Primary and alternate representatives will serve for
two years, with terms staggered according to ranks. Representatives for the
full or above and assistant professor ranks will be elected in even-numbered
years and those for the associate professor rank in odd-numbered years.

Term of Office
Each primary representative and alternate will normally serve for a two-
year period beginning in September of the year elected. Each representative
(primary and alternate) then becomes ineligible for re-election until two
years have elapsed since his or her last period of service. A promotion to
higher rank for primary or alternate representatives who hold, when
elected, the ranks of assistant or associate professor will in no way affect
their eligibility to serve the remainder of the term for which they were
elected. In any future elections they will be eligible for election only to fill
vacancies in their new ranks. Either the primary representative in each rank
or his or her alternate, but not both, will attend the meetings of the
Administrative Council. Whoever attends has the obligation to keep the
other informed of the proceedings of that meeting. Appointment of the
primary representative or his or her alternate to an administrative position
immediately disqualifies such person for further service. In this event or in
the case of death, resignation or other inability to serve, the candidate with
the next highest number of votes shall be designated to serve as primary or
alternate representative, as the case may be, until the end of the two-year
term.

It will be the responsibility of the Faculty Representatives (or the alter-
nates) to participate in the discussion of matters coming before the Univer-
sity of Florida Administrative Council. In this regard the faculty member
should keep in mind that he/she represents the faculty in general and not
any particular college or segment of the University. Although the faculty
member's primary concern is the welfare of the faculty, it is essential that
this be considered in the overall scheme of advancing those decisions and
policies beneficial to the University of Florida. It is incumbent upon the
Faculty Representative (or the alternate) to keep the general faculty inform-
ed of those decisions, policies, or pending actions which are of concern to









them. However, this does not mean that the faculty member can divulge
those items which are classified as restricted or confidential by the Presi-
dent. Dissemination of information may be accomplished through such
channels as the Senate, the Professional Relations and Standards Commit-
tee, the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee, general faculty
meetings, notices to the faculty or by any other suitable and expeditious
means available.

SENATE BY-LAW 15

Priviledgs of Non-Members at Meetings of the University Senate
Refer to page 13 of this document.


SENATE BY-LAW 16

Tenure Eligibility of Members of Veterans Administration Hospital
and University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville
(Senate By-Law 16, March 30, 1972; Amended 5/74)
The Colleges of Dentistry and Medicine are authorized to offer tenure
accruing appointments to employed dentists and physicians of the VA
Hospital in Gainesville and University of Florida Health Science Center -
Jacksonville, provided the appointee fully qualifies for and has the regular
rank in the respective college. Similarly, the Colleges of Health Related Pro-
fessions, Nursing, and Pharmacy have the option of making tenure-
accruing appointments to members of the VA staff. In all circumstances,
the appointee must be informed in writing of the inherent limitations in the
definition of tenure for faculty members employed by associated agencies
or through granting mechanisms.
A member of the faculty in one of the units at the J. Hillis Miller Health
Center who acquired tenure while employed by the Veterans' Administra-
tion Hospital in Gainesville, Florida, will continue in a tenured status so
long as the Veterans' Administration Hospital in Gainesville, Florida or the
University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville, continues to
provide funds to support that faculty position, but if funds are no longer
available to support that position, the faculty member's tenure will be
withdrawn.


SENATE BY-LAW 17

Appeal Procedures for Non-renewal of Non-tenured Faculty
(Senate By-Law 17, January 26, 1973; Amended 4/84)
Appeal Procedures for Non-tenured Faculty
Upon notification of nonrenewal of contract, any appeal by a non-tenured









them. However, this does not mean that the faculty member can divulge
those items which are classified as restricted or confidential by the Presi-
dent. Dissemination of information may be accomplished through such
channels as the Senate, the Professional Relations and Standards Commit-
tee, the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee, general faculty
meetings, notices to the faculty or by any other suitable and expeditious
means available.

SENATE BY-LAW 15

Priviledgs of Non-Members at Meetings of the University Senate
Refer to page 13 of this document.


SENATE BY-LAW 16

Tenure Eligibility of Members of Veterans Administration Hospital
and University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville
(Senate By-Law 16, March 30, 1972; Amended 5/74)
The Colleges of Dentistry and Medicine are authorized to offer tenure
accruing appointments to employed dentists and physicians of the VA
Hospital in Gainesville and University of Florida Health Science Center -
Jacksonville, provided the appointee fully qualifies for and has the regular
rank in the respective college. Similarly, the Colleges of Health Related Pro-
fessions, Nursing, and Pharmacy have the option of making tenure-
accruing appointments to members of the VA staff. In all circumstances,
the appointee must be informed in writing of the inherent limitations in the
definition of tenure for faculty members employed by associated agencies
or through granting mechanisms.
A member of the faculty in one of the units at the J. Hillis Miller Health
Center who acquired tenure while employed by the Veterans' Administra-
tion Hospital in Gainesville, Florida, will continue in a tenured status so
long as the Veterans' Administration Hospital in Gainesville, Florida or the
University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville, continues to
provide funds to support that faculty position, but if funds are no longer
available to support that position, the faculty member's tenure will be
withdrawn.


SENATE BY-LAW 17

Appeal Procedures for Non-renewal of Non-tenured Faculty
(Senate By-Law 17, January 26, 1973; Amended 4/84)
Appeal Procedures for Non-tenured Faculty
Upon notification of nonrenewal of contract, any appeal by a non-tenured









them. However, this does not mean that the faculty member can divulge
those items which are classified as restricted or confidential by the Presi-
dent. Dissemination of information may be accomplished through such
channels as the Senate, the Professional Relations and Standards Commit-
tee, the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee, general faculty
meetings, notices to the faculty or by any other suitable and expeditious
means available.

SENATE BY-LAW 15

Priviledgs of Non-Members at Meetings of the University Senate
Refer to page 13 of this document.


SENATE BY-LAW 16

Tenure Eligibility of Members of Veterans Administration Hospital
and University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville
(Senate By-Law 16, March 30, 1972; Amended 5/74)
The Colleges of Dentistry and Medicine are authorized to offer tenure
accruing appointments to employed dentists and physicians of the VA
Hospital in Gainesville and University of Florida Health Science Center -
Jacksonville, provided the appointee fully qualifies for and has the regular
rank in the respective college. Similarly, the Colleges of Health Related Pro-
fessions, Nursing, and Pharmacy have the option of making tenure-
accruing appointments to members of the VA staff. In all circumstances,
the appointee must be informed in writing of the inherent limitations in the
definition of tenure for faculty members employed by associated agencies
or through granting mechanisms.
A member of the faculty in one of the units at the J. Hillis Miller Health
Center who acquired tenure while employed by the Veterans' Administra-
tion Hospital in Gainesville, Florida, will continue in a tenured status so
long as the Veterans' Administration Hospital in Gainesville, Florida or the
University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville, continues to
provide funds to support that faculty position, but if funds are no longer
available to support that position, the faculty member's tenure will be
withdrawn.


SENATE BY-LAW 17

Appeal Procedures for Non-renewal of Non-tenured Faculty
(Senate By-Law 17, January 26, 1973; Amended 4/84)
Appeal Procedures for Non-tenured Faculty
Upon notification of nonrenewal of contract, any appeal by a non-tenured









faculty member may be submitted for reconsideration. The appeal of the
nonrenewal action shall be initiated within 25 calendar days. No appeals
may be made by temporary appointees. Appeals shall be made in succession
(depending on the level at which the decision was made) to:
1. Department Chairperson or Supervisor
2. College Dean or Director
3. In the case of the Health Center and the Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences, to the appropriate vice president
4. The Vice President for Academic Affairs who is the chief academic
officer of the University. The Vice President for Academic Affairs
shall proceed informally, or may refer the matter to the Academic
Freedom and Tenure Committee for review in accordance with
Senate By-Law 7.

Administrative Responses.
In order to allow for faculty committee consideration of an appeal, the
administrative officers shall utilize in this process no more than one-third of
the time between notification and termination. In the case of a first-year ap-
pointee, this means one month.
If after administrative consideration, the decision of which shall be
delivered to the faculty member in writing, the faculty member is still ag-
grieved (or if timely consideration has not been given) the faculty member
may request that the matter may be considered by the Acadmic Freedom
and Tenure Committee.

Consideration by the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee.
The Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee shall be advisory to the
President in connection with complaints by an non-tenured faculty member
who, after administrative reconsideration as described above, alleges that
1. a property right to continuing employment exists, arising from his
or her contract, or from assurances by persons authorized to make
the same, or from regulations in the Board of Regents and/or the
University's rules, or by law, or that
2. the contract is not being renewed for constitutionally impermissable
reasons or that
3. the nonrenewal is not in compliance with the relevant standards,
criteria and/or procedures,
and who desires consideration by the committee in order to refute the cause
stated for nonrenewal of contract.

The faculty member should briefly state his complaint by letter to the
University President who shall submit the complaint to the Chairperson of
the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee. Upon receipt of the com-
plaint, the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee shall seek to resolve
the matter through discussion with the persons involved. If such informal
attempts fail, the Committee will then hold formal hearings. If the com-
plaint alleges that a property right to continuing employment exists, there
shall be an initial hearing at which it shall be the obligation of the faculty









member to prove that a property right of employment exists. If the Com-
mittee judges that such a right does exist, it shall, within a reasonable time,
hold a hearing to give the faculty member opportunity to refute the cause
for nonrenewal.
In all formal hearings, the Committee shall follow all procedures and
rules specified in Senate By-Law 7.
Upon completion of its consideration, the Committee shall report its
finding and recommendations to the President. The decision of the Presi-
dent in matters relating to continued employment of non-tenured faculty
members shall be final.

SENATE BY-LAW 18

Periodic Departmental Evaluations
(Senate By-Law 18, March 28, 1974)
1. Departmental evaluations shall normally be conducted at least once
every 5 years. More frequent evaluations may be conducted by the
department chairman, the dean of the college in which the department
resides, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, or the President of
the University.
2. A committee for conducting the departmental evaluations shall be
appointed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs after consulta-
tion with the Dean of the Graduate School, dean of the college in
which the department resides, the chairman of the department, and
representative faculty members from the department. This committee
shall consist usually of two or more specialists, not members of the
University faculty, invited to the campus to conduct the evaluation.
One member shall be designated as chairman. The outside specialists
should spend at least two days on campus conducting the evaluation,
after which they will submit a written report of the evaluation to the
Vice President for Academic Affairs with copies to the appropriate
administrators. In addition to the outside specialists, the Vice Presi-
dent for Academic Affairs, when appropriate, may appoint one or
more members of the University of Florida faculty to the evaluation
committee.
3. Prior to the evaluation committee's arrival, there shall be prepared
and sent to it summary materials on the departmental programs of
teaching, at all appropriate levels, on research and/or extension and
concerning the faculty.
4. The committee shall evaluate the entire program of the department
and make specific recommendations on the curriculum, content of
courses, research, strength of the faculty, the quality of leadership,
and the chairman's adherence to the provisions of Article V of the
Constitution. In the course of its investigation, the committee shall
interview faculty members and students of the department and shall
provide an opportunity for any faculty member so desiring to present
information to the committee.









5. The results of recent evaluations of the department chairman con-
ducted by the Vice President for Academic Affairs shall be made
available to the committee. If in the opinion of the chairman of the
evaluation committee, the most recent evaluation of the department
chairman is not sufficiently current, the Vice President for Academic
Affairs shall conduct a new evaluation of the department chairman
prior to the departmental evaluation. In releasing evaluations of
department chairmen to the committee the Vice President for
Academic Affairs shall comply with University and State of Florida
Laws and policy regarding confidentiality of personnel records.
6. The evaluation committee shall submit a draft of its report to the
departmental chairman (or chairmen) of the departments) being
evaluated. The purpose of this draft is to give the department chair-
man an opportunity to review the report for accuracy of factual infor-
mation. Depending upon the discretion of the evaluation committee,
this draft report may or may not contain recommendations. After
having received the draft report back from the department chairman,
the evaluation committee shall submit its report to the Vice President
for Academic Affairs, who shall forward it to the Dean of the
Graduate School, dean of the college with such comments, recommen-
dations or observations as desired. The dean of the college shall sub-
mit the report to the chairman of the department being evaluated for
distribution to the faculty members of that department.
7. In those cases where the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the
Dean of the Graduate School and/or the dean or deans of the college
or colleges involved deem appropriate, separate departments in related
disciplines may be evaluated at the same time by the same evaluation
committee. Such action shall be taken in consultation with the
chairmen and representative faculty of the departments concerned.
8. In cases where a department or departments or a program is evaluated
by reviewers appointed by an external agency, the Vice President for
Academic Affairs shall consult with the appropriate administrative
officers, including the chairman or chairmen and the faculty of the
department, departments, or program concerned, to determine
whether such external reviews should be used as the periodic depart-
mental evaluations provided for in Article IV, Section 3 of the
Constitution of the University of Florida and in Paragraph 1 of this
By-Law.
9. The Vice President for Academic Affairs shall schedule and make
arrangements for departmental evaluations.

SENATE BY-LAW 19

Appeal Procedures Of The University Senate Committee
On Professional Relations & Standards
(Senate By-Law 19, October 27, 1988)
This procedure establishes an informal and formal procedure to resolve









charges and complaints brought by faculty members or the University in-
volving professional ethics or the general welfare of the faculty.
(1) Informal Appeal Procedures: Charges and complaints involving
University practices bearing on professional ethics and the general
welfare of the faculty should be resolved prior to commencement of
formal proceedings whenever possible. However, attempts to infor-
mally resolve the charges and complaints do not remove the
25-calendar-day time limit for the filing of charges and complaints
stated in (3) below. If additional time is necessary to reach an infor-
mal resolution, an extension must be requested in writing before the
25-calendar-day time limit has expired. The extension shall be re-
quested from, and may be granted by, the University President, the
President's designee, or the Committee's Chairman [See (3)(a)
below]. Proceedings through the Professional Relations & Standards
Committee may be denied to any grievant who fails to comply with
the applicable time limits set forth herein.
(2) Composition and Jurisdiction: The Committee on Professional Rela-
tions & Standards shall be a standing committee of the University
Senate as set forth in Article III, 6(C) of the University Constitution.
The Committee shall have jurisdiction to hold hearings and make
findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations in matters
placed before it by the University President or designee, and charges
filed by same.
(3) Commencement and Pre-Hearing Procedures: (Note: All periods of
time hereafter provided refer to calendar days, unless otherwise
specified. If any deadline falls on a non-business day, the period shall
be extended to 5:00 P.M. of the next business day. On all matters on
which the Committee Chairman is authorized to act unilaterally, the
Committee Chairman's action may be reversed by a majority vote of
the full membership of the Committee.)
(a) Commencement of Proceedings by Faculty Members:
1. A faculty member (including any administrator who has facul-
ty status shall commence proceedings before the Committee by
filing one or more charges or complaints within 25 days after
the complainant knew or should have known of the occurrence
of the alleged actions) on which the claim is based, whichever
is first, by stating his/her charge or complaint in a letter to the
University President. A faculty member may request and be
granted an extension of time by the University President,
designee, or the Committee Chairman. The request must be in
writing and it must be received before the 25 day time limit has
expired. The granting of the extension of time must be in
writing and for a definite time period. Filing of charges
hereunder shall constitute waiver of all other grievance pro-
cedures as provided in Rule 6C1-7.041, Florida Administrative
Code (F.A.C.)
2. The letter of complaint must state that the faculty member
elects to have the Committee investigate the charges in accor-
dance with Rule 6C1-7.041, F.A.C.; state that by this election
he/she waives all other grievance procedures available within









the University system; and assert sufficient facts to reasonably
inform the University of the nature of the charges. It is impor-
tant that the complainant described which of his/her rights
have been violated, in what manner, and clearly delineate what
remedy(s) is sought. Copies of any and all papers, statements,
documents or other items in the possession of the party com-
mencing the proceedings, bearing upon the matter, together
with a list of the names and addresses of all persons believed to
have pertinent information, shall be filed with the charges.
The University President, or the designee, shall refer the letter
to the Committee Chairman, unless the grievance is untimely
and no extension has been granted.
3. If the Committee Chairman believes the letter does not meet
the requirements hereof, a complainant may be directed in
writing by same to amend his/her charges within a designated
period of time, and, failing that, the Committee Chairman
may dismiss the matter.
4. Except as provided by paragraph (5)(g), the Committee Chair-
man shall, upon receipt of the complainant's letter, provide a
copy of it to the person against whom the complaint has been
lodged, and then shall attempt to resolve the matter informally
by discussion with the persons involved. Failing an informal
resolution, the Committee Chairman may appoint, within 25
days of receipt of the written complaint, a three-member in-
quiry panel to investigate the validity of the charges and
evaluate the evidence presented to determine probable cause
for proceeding to a formal hearing by the Committee, to seek
an informal resolution agreeable to all parties, or to allow the
complainant to amend the charges if desired. The terms of any
informal agreement shall be put in writing and signed by all
parties. Signatures indicate: 1. Full resolution of all issues rais-
ed by the complaintant; and 2. Relinquishment of the right to
bring any future action based on any of the issues involved in
the charges or complaint. Upon appointment, the inquiry
panel shall schedule a preliminary hearing to be held within 25
days of the appointment, with at least 15 days notice to af-
fected parties, and issue a report to the Committee Chairman
within 15 days after the conclusion of the hearing, unless
otherwise agreed by all affected parties and approved by the
Committee Chairman. A recommendation to proceed to a for-
mal hearing before the Committee requires that at least two
members of the inquiry panel find that probable cause exists.
5. If the matter is not resolved and an inquiry panel has not been
appointed within 25 days after receipt of the written complaint
by the Committee Chairman or within 15 days after the in-
quiry panel's report finding probable cause to proceed to a
formal hearing, the charges or complaints shall thereupon be
referred within 15 days to a hearing panel by the Committee
Chairman for proceedings in accordance with paragraph (5)
hereof. At any time prior to the conclusion of the formal hear-









ing, an informal resolution may be reached. If at least two
members of the inquiry panel conclude that no probable cause
exists, the matter shall be considered closed. Copies of the
preliminary report shall be provided to all affected parties.
(b) Commencement of Proceedings by the University
1. The President or designee may commence proceedings by
referring matters to, or filing charges with, the Committee on
Professional Relations and Standards, within 25 days after
acquiring knowledge of the facts thereof. It is in the best
interests of all parties concerned to resolve disagreements on a
collegial basis. If probable cause has been found by the inquiry
panel as described in 2. below, prior to the opening of the for-
mal hearing, the Committee may make a final offer of remedy
as requested by the complainant or as deemed appropriate. In-
deed, any time prior to the formal hearing the charged faculty
member may resolve the case by granting the complinanat the
full remedy(s) requested. The University shall file charges by
providing an original written notice of the issues to the Com-
mittee Chairman, and a copy thereof to the faculty member
charged. The notice shall assert sufficient facts to reasonably
inform the faculty member of the nature of the charge. Copies
of any and all papers, statements, documents or other items in
the possession of the party commencing the proceedings, bear-
ing upon the charges, together with a list of the names and ad-
dresses of all persons believed to have pertinent information,
shall be filed with the charges. The Committee Chairman shall
transmit to the faculty member charged a copy of the Univer-
sity document governing the Committee's jurisdiction and
procedure.
2. Upon receipt of charges, the Committee Chairman may refer
the charges to a three-member inquiry panel for investigation.
Upon appointment, the panel shall schedule a preliminary
hearing, to be held within 25 days of the appointment, with
notice of at least 15 days to affected parties. The panel shall in-
vestigate the validity of the charges and evaluate the evidence,
determine if there is probable cause for proceeding, seek an in-
formal resolution agreeable to all parties or allow the Univer-
sity to amend the charges if desired. The inquiry panel shall
issue written report within 15 days after at least two members
of the inquiry panel find that probable cause exists, and such
hearing shall commence within 60 days of the inquiry panel's
decision.
3. If the matter is not resolved and an inquiry panel has not been
appointed within 25 days after receipt of the written complaint
by the Committee Chairman or within 15 days after the in-
quiry panel's report findings probable cause to proceed to
formal hearings, the charges shall therupon be referred to a
hearing panel by the Committee Chairman for proceedings in

The term "charges" used herein includes "matters".










accordance with paragraph (5) hereof. At any time prior to the
conclusion of the formal hearing, an informal resolution may
be reached. If at least two members of the inquiry panel find
no probable cause, the case shall be closed. Copies of the
preliminary report shall be provided to all affected parties.
(4) Inspection of Evidence: Should an inquiry panel be appointed, the
Committee Chairman shall deliver all papers and other items or infor-
mation received by him/her to the Presiding Officer of the inquiry
panel at least ten days before the hearing. The Committee Chairman,
or the inquiry panel, if appointed, before proceeding to hearing, shall
notify the party charged of the Committee's custody of such evidence
and names and addresses of witnesses obtained by investigation shall
be made available to all parties in like manner. No provision hereof
shall prevent the introduction of any other evidence provided that af-
fected parties shall be entitled a reasonable time in which to examine
and consider same.
(5) Formal Hearings Before the Professional Relations and Standards
Committee:
(a) Composition of Hearing Panels
1. Hearings and proceedings shall be conducted by a panel of five
members of the Professional Relations and Standards Com-
mittee plus at least one alternate (from among the remaining
members of the Committee) who shall have a vote only under
the conditions specified in 6 below. The committee Chairman
shall select the members of the hearing panel and designate a
Presiding Officer and Vice-Presiding Officer. The Vice-
Presiding Officer shall automatically replace the Presiding
Officer under the circumstances specified in 6 below.
2. Whenever feasible, at least one panel member shall be a person
familiar with due process of law, by training or experience and
if possible, no member of the inquiry panel should be on the
formal hearing panel for the same case.
3. In pre-hearing conferences and in formal hearings, a full panel
of five members must be present at all times.
4. All parties to the action shall have the right to challenge a
panel member's right to serve for cause prior to the presenta-
tion of evidence. Members of the hearing panel, other than the
challenged member, shall determine by a majority vote if a
member challenged for cause shall be excused.
5. After the formal hearings of a particular case have begun, any
hearing panel member shall serve to the conclusion of the case
even if his/her term as a Committee member may have
expired.
6. If a panel member is not present at a pre-hearing conference or
a formal hearing session, the remaining members of the panel
shall decide by majority vote whether to postpone the meeting
or to remove the absent member from the panel and replace
him/her with an alternate. If an alternate is formally seated,
he/she will retain the voting status of a regular member of the
committee for the duration of the case.









(b) If the Committee Chairman, or the Presiding Officer of the hear-
ing panel, desires to have a legal advisor, he/she may request the
University President or the designee to appoint an appropriate
person to serve in such advisory capacity regarding procedural
issues.
(c) Following selection, the formal hearing panel may meet for pre-
hearing conferences and schedule a hearing after notice to af-
fected parties. Hearings shall be held no earlier than 15 days after
notice to affected parties, unless otherwise agreed by all affected
parties.
(d) Parties shall have and be informed of the following rights:
1. To be represented by council or other willing person authoriz-
ed in writing by the party to act on his/her behalf;
2. To make an opening statement;
3. To cause the attendance of witnesses, or, when required by cir-
cumstances which involve the inability of a witness to appear
and testify at the formal hearing, to cause the sworn statement
of such witnesses to be taken and transcribed;
4. To examine and cross-examine any witness who may testify;
5. To offer any relevant material and competent evidence;
6. To make a closing statement at hearing; and
7. To request and obtain the assistance of the Committee in ob-
taining counsel, the attendance or disposition of any witness,
or any other evidence.
(e) Witnesses:
1. The Presiding Officer shall require a witness to affirm or
swear to tell the truth prior to testifying. The oath or affirma-
tion shall be administered by a notary public or by any other
person authorized by law to administer oaths or affirmations.
2. If requested by any party, any witness shall be excluded from
the formal hearing, save when giving his/her testimony, except
that in any case initiated by a faculty member, the University
may have one representative present throughout the hearing,
even though the representative may be required to testify.
(f) Evidence:
1. Admissible evidence shall be any evidence of a type commonly
relied upon a reasonably prudent person in the conduct of
his/her affairs; however, hearsay may be used only to supple-
ment or explain other evidence, and shall not be sufficient, in
itself, to support a finding.
2. All rulings as to the admissibility of evidence shall be made by
the Presiding Officer of the formal hearing panel, subject to
objection by any member. Only the majority vote of the for-
mal hearing panel, including the Presiding Officer, taken in
closed session, shall overcome the Presiding Officer's ruling.
(g) Parties charged shall not be required, either during any investiga-
tion or at any hearing, to make any statement or to testify unless
they expressly desire to do so, and, in the event that they elect to
remain silent, such fact shall not be considered by the formal
hearing panel in making its report. The term"party charged"









shall mean only an individual against whom proceedings have
been commenced in his/her individual capacity, and shall not
apply to any official or representative capacity in the matters
under consideration. The charge shall clearly state the status or
capacity in which he/she is alleged to have acted.
(h) Proceedings commenced by the University shall be closed to the
public inasmuch as confidential evaluative information is discuss-
ed, unless all persons about whom the evaluative material relates
agree in writing to open the hearing to the public or as required by
law. Proceedings commenced by faculty members shall be closed,
unless otherwise ordered by the formal hearing panel or required
by law.
(i) Within 25 days after conclusion of a formal hearing, the formal
hearing panel shall adopt a proposed report containing findings
of fact, conclusions of law and recommendations on the matters
considered. Copies of same shall be furnished to all parties by the
presiding officer of the panel. Within 10 days after receipt of such
report, the parties shall have the right to submit written excep-
tions thereto.
(j) After consideration by the formal hearing panel of any exceptions
to its proposed report, and a hearing for argument thereon, if re-
quested, the hearing panel, by a majority vote, shall adopt a final
report containing findings of fact. conclusions of law, recommen-
dations, and the vote on the report. Members in the minority may
adopt separate reports, which shall be appended to the majority
report. Copies of the final report shall be furnished to all parties.
(k) Hearings in which evidence is presented may be recorded by the
hearing panel. Tapes shal be destroyed by the hearing panel
Presiding Officer 40 days after the final disposition of the
grievance by the President unless an appeal has been filed. In the
event of an appeal, the tapes shall be kept until the final resolu-
tion of the appeal. The record of the case shall include all physical
evidence considered by the Committee, pleadings, notice, and
reports.
(6) Report to the President:
(a) Upon completion of the proceedings, the final report and record
shall be filed with the President.
(b) Within 25 days of receipt of both record and report, or as soon
thereafter as is possible, the Predident shall adopt as is, or
modify, and implement as he/she deems appropriate, the recom-
mendations contained in the final report, or reject the report in its
entirety. If the report or recommendations are modified or re-
jected, affected parties shall be furnished specific reasons
therefore.









APPENDIX A
INDEX OF UNIVERSITY SENATE BY-LAWS


A Chronological Index of the Senate By-Laws Listed by the Date of Adoption, Including Documentration of the Dates of Other Senate Actions, and a
Listing of the Cross-References to Other Official Documents.
Senate University BOR Rules, Collective
By-Law Title of University Senate University Rules, Chapters Chapters Bargaining
Number By-Law Constitution 6C1 F.A.C. 6C F.A.C. Agreement
1 Implementing Procedures of University for the 6C1-7.018
Board of Regents on Academic Freedom and Article V 6C1-7.036 6C-5.205
Responsibility, June 18, 1963; Amended 2/73, 11/74 Section 1. 6C1-7.041 F.A.C. Article 5
and 4/84. F.A.C.
2 Repealed by action of the Senate
on March 30, 1989.

3 Repealed by action of the Senate
on March 30, 1989.
4 The Senate: Organization and Procedures
January 21, 1965; Amended 9/30/71, 12/3/68,
3/28/74, 4/84, and 2/90. Article III
5 Membership of a Department, Detailed 6C1-1.001 6C-5.105
March 25, 1965; Amended 4/84. Article IV 6C1-7.002 F.A.C.
Section 3. 6C1-7.003
F.A.C.
6 Department Tenure Processing for Chairmen 6C1-7.019(4) 6C-5.225
Without Tenure March 25, 1965; Amended 2/73 and
4/84. (a)5. F.A.C
7 Appeal Procedures of the Senate Article III 6C1-7.041
Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure- Section 6., 6C1-7.044
April 29, 1965; ; Amended 9/27/66, 2/73, 1/74, Article V F.A.C.
9/74, 11/74, 4/84 and 2/90. Section 5.









Senate University BOR Rules, Collective
By-Law Title of University Senate University Rules, Chapters Chapters Bargaining
Number By-Law Constitution 6C1 F.A.C. 6C F.A.C. Agreement
8 (Repealed by Action of the Senate
on April 19, 1984.)
9 Repealed by action of the Senate
on March 30, 1989.
10 Faculty Eligible for Permanent Status 6C1-7.002 6C-5.231
(Exception for P.K. Yonge School and County
Extension Faculty)-June 17, 1965; Article V 6C1-7.025 F.A.C.
Amended 4/84. F.A.C.
11 Procedural Tenure Rules-March 24, 1966; 6C1-7.019 6C-5.225
Amended 4/84. Article V F.A.C. F.A.C. Article 15
12 (Repealed by Action of the Senate on
June 29, 1967)
13 College, Evaluations-February 23, 1966; Article IV 6C1-1.001
Amended 5/30/74. Section 3.(D) F.A.C.
14 Faculty Representation on the Administrative Article II 6C1-1.001
Council-December 3, 1968; Amended 3/28/74 Section 4. F.A.C.
and 4/84.
15 Privileges of Non-Members at Meetings of
the University Senate-February 27, 1969;
Amended 9/30/71, and 4/84.
16 Tenure Eligibility of Members of the Veterans 6C1-7.019(2)
Administration Hospital and University of Florida Article V V.A.C.
Health Science Center-Jacksonville-March 30, 1972;
Amended 5/74.
17 Appeal Procedures Relating to Non-Tenured Article V 6C1-7.041
Faculty-January 26, 1973; Amended 4/84. Section 5. F.A.C. Articles 6, 9.5, and 20
18 Periodic Departmental Evaluations- Artilces IV
March 28, 1974. Section 3.(D)
19 Appeal Procedures of the University Senate
Committee on Professional Relations and Standards
October 27, 1988.
























































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