By-Laws and Guidelines (ended effective December 6, 2016)


Article I: Cluster Name
This graduate studies academic cluster shall be known as the "Hydrologic Sciences Academic Cluster" (HSAC). Back to Top
 
Article II: Purpose

The University of Florida academic cluster for graduate studies in Hydrologic Sciences is a unique interdisciplinary program designed to broaden the skills of science and engineering students who are interested in all aspects of water; i.e., occurrence, distribution, circulation, and use on and in earth. Hydrologic Sciences deal with all issues pertinent to both quantity and quality of water. Back to Top
 
Article III: Faculty Membership

All interested graduate faculty at the University of Florida are invited to participate in the HSAC. Applicants will be required to apply on-line at http://www.hydrology.ufl.edu/index.asp) and submit condensed curriculum vitae for inclusion in the collective curricula vitae for the HSAC.  The Hydrologic Sciences Faculty Committee (HSFC) will review all applications and approve admission by a simple majority vote.  Admission will be based solely upon the demonstrated research and teaching interests of the applicant that are pertinent to the HSAC purpose.  

All members shall be accorded full voting privileges, should be available for service upon HSAC committees, and are responsible for ensuring HSAC graduate students’ compliance with HSAC academic requirements and policy. Back to Top

Article IV:  Student Membership

Section 1. Admission

Graduate students seeking admission into the Hydrologic Sciences Academic Cluster must meet the minimum requirements established by the UF Office of the Registrar, the UF Graduate School, and the department in which the student will receive the graduate degree. Students will not be admitted to the Academic Cluster  until after they are admitted by a department participating in the Hydrologic Sciences Academic Cluster and  one of the Hydrologic Sciences faculty members agrees to be the student's advisor  Applicants are required to apply to the Hydrologic Sciences Academic Cluster on-line at http://www.hydrology.ufl.edu/index.asp.

The HSFC may establish additional qualifications for admission into the HSAC program (e.g., adequacy of undergraduate training; GRE scores; GPA, etc.).  Students not meeting these requirements may be admitted on a conditional basis, and they will be allowed to make up the identified deficiencies. Graduate students will be admitted into the department in which the student's major professor holds an appointment and are subject to departmental requirements for the given graduate degree.

The chair of the participating department may choose to limit the numbers of students participating in the HSAC.

Section 2: Plan of Study

The HSAC students shall be required to complete a core course requirement.  These requirements shall be posted on the official HSAC website (http://www.hydrology.ufl.edu/curriculum/index.asp) at all times. The student shall be required to complete a plan of study with their application for admittance into the HSAC. If the plan meets the published course requirements listed on http://www.hydrology.ufl.edu/curriculum/index.asp#CourseListing the plan of study will be approved directly by the Chair of the HSFC.  Petitions for variances from the published course requirements must be submitted by the student's major advisor to the Chair of the HSAC.  The Chair will then send out the petition by email to the Hydrologic Science Faculty Coordinating Committee for a vote. Upon receipt of a simple majority vote in favor, the petition will be approved.
 
Section 3: Graduate Student Funding

Graduate students and their faculty advisor(s) shall be responsible for finding funding in a participating department or by other means. Back to Top
 
Article V: Hydrologic Sciences Faculty Committee

Section 1: Selection and Role of Hydrologic Sciences Faculty Committee

The HSFC shall be comprised of eight members.  Six members shall be elected from among the HSAC faculty members to represent each of the six separate hydrologic areas: a) Subsurface Hydrologic Systems, b) Surface Hydrologic Systems, c) Hydrologic Chemistry, d) Hydrologic Biology, e) Hydrologic Analysis and Techniques, and f) Hydrologic Policy and Management.  These members shall be elected to three-year terms by a simple majority vote of the entire HSAC Faculty membership.

Elections of the Faculty members will be held on a rotation schedule.  Two positions reserved for area representatives shall be elected each year.  The positions reserved for the representatives for Surface Hydrologic Systems and Hydrologic Analysis and Techniques shall be elected in the A rotation.  The positions reserved for the representatives for Hydrologic Biology and Hydrologic Policy and Management shall be elected in the B rotation.  The positions reserved for the representatives for Subsurface Hydrologic Systems and Hydrologic Chemistry shall be elected in the C rotation.

One additional HSFC committee member shall be elected from among the active HSAC student members that are candidates for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy within the cluster.   The HSFC student member shall be elected by a simple majority vote of active HSAC student members.  In the first year after election the student shall serve as member-elect to the HSFC with no voting privileges. In the second year the student shall serve as a full member of the HSFC committee with voting privileges.

The final committee member will be the Director of the University of Florida Water Institute.  The University of Florida Water Institute Director will be a permanent voting member.

Section 2. Meetings and Responsibilities

The HSFC shall meet at least twice per year, and post meeting minutes on the web-site (http://www.hydrology.ufl.edu/archives/index.html). The HSFC is responsible for approving new faculty members, approving courses for inclusion into the HSAC curriculum, approving HSAC students’ course petitions, and promoting HSAC policy.

Section 3. Chair

The Chair of HSFC shall, when present, preside at all meetings of the HSAC committee and the HSAC faculty.  The duties of the Chair shall include, but not be limited to: (1) providing leadership and direction for the HSAC; (2) appointing committees to oversee selection and recruitment of faculty and students to join the HSAC; (3) maintaining and improving the curriculum and cluster program; and 4) other duties as shall from time to time be assigned by the HSFC.

Section 4. Chair-Elect

The Chair-Elect shall succeed as Chair at the completion of the current Chair's term of office. In the event of absence of the Chair, the Chair-Elect shall preside at all meetings of the HSFC Committee and HSAC faculty. The Chair-Elect shall also perform such other duties as shall from time to time be assigned by the HSFC.

Each year the HSFC will select a Chair-Elect from among the 6 HSAC faculty members. The Chair-Elect will serve one year as Chair-Elect of the HSFC and the subsequent year as Chair of the HSFC.  If during this cycle, the term of office as a member of the HSAC committee of the Chair-Elect/Chair expires, this person shall automatically be entered onto the ballot for re-election to another three-year term as a member of the HSFC. In the event that person is not re-elected as a committee member and that person is about to become the Chair, then the term of the current Chair will be automatically extended by 1 year, even if that requires extending his or her term on HSAC committee by 1 year. Back to Top

Article VI: Relationships of the HSAC with Discipline Departments

Section 1: Faculty

The HSAC faculty shall participate in both the activities of the HSAC and their respective discipline department(s).  Effort expended by the faculty member on the HSAC shall be considered to be contributing to the overall program of the respective discipline department(s) in terms of faculty advancement, tenure, and promotion.

The Chair of the respective discipline department may choose to limit the numbers of faculty participating in the HSAC at any level deemed appropriate.

Section 2: Graduate Students

HSAC graduate students are considered to be members of the departments and colleges of their respective Supervisory Committee Chairs.  The student will receive the appropriate graduate degree in their department and college.  The curriculum requirements for graduate students in the HSAC shall be determined and administered by the membership of the HSAC faculty in concert with existing departmental graduate programs.  The respective departments shall be responsible for providing normal fiscal, personnel, clerical and administrative services for HSAC graduate students except for strictly HSAC matters.  Departmental and college responsibilities of the student regarding research facilities and office space will be the same for all students within a given department regardless of graduate program affiliation.

The Supervisor for a candidate for the course-work only Masters degree and the non-thesis Masters degree must be a member of the HSAC faculty.  The Supervisory Committee for a candidate for the thesis M.S. degree  and the Ph.D. degree within the HSAC shall be comprised of no fewer than two HSAC faculty, and must be chaired by an HSAC faculty member. Back to Top
 
Article VII: Administrative Procedures

The University of Florida Water Institute will provide administrative services to the HSAC including maintaining the HSAC website and housing the HSAC student, faculty and meeting records. Back to Top

Article VIII: HSAC Policy

In addition to UF Graduate School policies and participating department policies, the HSAC shall maintain policies relating to admission requirements, curriculum requirements, and other matters relating to students and faculty in the HSAC. Current academic requirements and policy are outlined on the official HSAC website at all times. This information will be maintained and can be modified by the HSFC to meet current course offerings. Back to Top
 
Article IX: Amendments, Voting and Quorum Policy

Section 1: Bylaws Adoption

These Bylaws and Guidelines shall be adopted by a simple majority vote of the entire voting faculty membership.

Section 2: Amendment Adoption

Amendments to the bylaws and guidelines must be approved by a simple majority vote of the entire voting faculty membership. Proposed amendments shall be circulated to all faculty members at least two weeks prior to the vote.

Section 3: Quorum

Faculty meetings, both physical and electronic, must be announced to the membership at least 2 weeks in advance.  Faculty present at such meetings shall constitute a quorum. Binding votes at such meetings shall require a simple majority of a quorum.

Section 4. Electronic Voting

Electronic voting by the HSAC faculty and the HSFC may be conducted at the discretion of the HSFC Chair and in accordance with these bylaws. Back to Top

By-laws and Guidelines (ended effective 3/26/14):



Article I: Cluster Name
This graduate studies academic cluster shall be known as the "Hydrologic Sciences Academic Cluster" (HSAC). Back to Top of By-laws and Guidelines (ended effective 3/26/14)
 
Article II: Purpose

The University of Florida academic cluster for graduate studies in Hydrologic Sciences is a unique interdisciplinary program designed to broaden the skills of science and engineering students who are interested in all aspects of water; i.e., occurrence, distribution, circulation, and use on and in earth. Hydrologic Sciences deal with all issues pertinent to both quantity and quality of water. Back to Top of By-laws and Guidelines (ended effective 3/26/14)
 
Article III: Faculty Membership

All interested graduate faculty at the University of Florida are invited to participate in the HSAC. Applicants will be required to apply on-line at http://www.hydrology.ufl.edu/index.asp) and submit condensed curriculum vitae for inclusion in the collective curricula vitae for the HSAC.  The Hydrologic Sciences Faculty Committee (HSFC) will review all applications and approve admission by a simple majority vote.  Admission will be based solely upon the demonstrated research and teaching interests of the applicant that are pertinent to the HSAC purpose.  

All members shall be accorded full voting privileges, should be available for service upon HSAC committees, and are responsible for ensuring HSAC graduate students’ compliance with HSAC academic requirements and policy. Back to Top of By-laws and Guidelines (ended effective 3/26/14

Article IV:  Student Membership

Section 1. Admission

Graduate students seeking admission into the Hydrologic Sciences Academic Cluster must meet the minimum requirements established by the UF Office of the Registrar, the UF Graduate School, and the department in which the student will receive the graduate degree.  Students will not be admitted to degree program unless one of the Hydrologic Sciences faculty members agrees to be the student's advisor.

The HSFC may establish additional qualifications for admission into the HSAC program (e.g., adequacy of undergraduate training; GRE scores; GPA, etc.).  Students not meeting these requirements may be admitted on a conditional basis, and they will be allowed to make up the identified deficiencies. Graduate students will be admitted into the department in which the student's major professor holds an appointment and are subject to departmental requirements for the given graduate degree.  By student’s petition and at the discretion of the HSFC, the HSAC requirements may be made flexible enough to allow a student to meet most of the degree requirements of both the host department and the HSAC.

The chair of the participating department may choose to limit the numbers of students participating in the HSAC.
 
Section 2: Plan of Study

The HSAC students shall be required to complete a core course requirement.  These requirements shall be posted on the official HSAC website (http://www.hydrology.ufl.edu/curriculum/index.asp) at all times. The student shall be required to complete a plan of study with their application for admittance into the HSAC. This plan is to be submitted to the HSFC for approval by a simple majority vote.
 
Section 3: Graduate Student Funding

Graduate students and their faculty advisor(s) shall be responsible for finding funding in a participating department or by other means. Back to Top of By-laws and Guidelines (ended effective 3/26/14
 
Article V: Hydrologic Sciences Faculty Committee

Section 1: Selection and Role of Hydrologic Sciences Faculty Committee

The HSFC shall be comprised of eight members.  Six members shall be elected from among the HSAC faculty members to represent each of the six separate hydrologic areas: a) Subsurface Hydrologic Systems, b) Surface Hydrologic Systems, c) Hydrologic Chemistry, d) Hydrologic Biology, e) Hydrologic Analysis and Techniques, and f) Hydrologic Policy and Management.  These members shall be elected to three-year terms by a simple majority vote of the entire HSAC Faculty membership.

One additional HSFC committee member shall be elected from among the active HSAC student members that are candidates for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy within the cluster.  The HSFC student member shall be elected to a one-year term by a simple majority vote of active HSAC student members.   The final committee member will be the Director of the University of Florida Water Institute.  The University of Florida Water Institute Director will be a permanent voting member.

Elections of the Faculty members will be held on a rotation schedule.  Two positions reserved for area representatives and the student position shall be elected each year.  The positions reserved for the representatives for Surface Hydrologic Systems and Hydrologic Analysis and Techniques shall be elected in the A rotation.  The positions reserved for the representatives for Hydrologic Biology and Hydrologic Policy and Management shall be elected in the B rotation.  The positions reserved for the representatives for Subsurface Hydrologic Systems and Hydrologic Chemistry shall be elected in the C rotation. 

Section 2. Meetings and Responsibilities

The HSFC shall meet at least twice per year, and post meeting minutes on the web-site (http://www.hydrology.ufl.edu/archives/index.html). The HSFC is responsible for approving new faculty members, approving courses for inclusion into the HSAC curriculum, approving HSAC students’ applications for admission into the cluster, plans of study and course petitions, and promoting HSAC policy.

Section 3. Chair

The Chair of HSFC shall, when present, preside at all meetings of the HSAC committee and the HSAC faculty.  The duties of the Chair shall include, but not be limited to: (1) providing leadership and direction for the HSAC; (2) appointing committees to oversee selection and recruitment of faculty and students to join the HSAC; (3) maintaining and improving the curriculum and cluster program; and 4) other duties as shall from time to time be assigned by the HSFC.

Section 4. Chair-Elect

The Chair-Elect shall succeed as Chair at the completion of the current Chair's term of office. In the event of absence of the Chair, the Chair-Elect shall preside at all meetings of the HSFC Committee and HSAC faculty. The Chair-Elect shall also perform such other duties as shall from time to time be assigned by the HSFC.

Each year the HSFC will select a Chair-Elect from among the 6 HSAC faculty members. The Chair-Elect will serve one year as Chair-Elect of the HSFC and the subsequent year as Chair of the HSFC.  The Chair is not eligible for immediate re-election as Chair-Elect at the expiration of his or her term. If during this cycle, the term of office as a member of the HSAC committee of the Chair-Elect/Chair expires, this person shall automatically be entered onto the ballot for re-election to another three-year term as a member of the HSFC. In the event that person is not re-elected as a committee member and that person is about to become the Chair, then the term of the current Chair will be automatically extended by 1 year, even if that requires extending his or her term on HSAC committee by 1 year. Back to Top of By-laws and Guidelines (ended effective 3/26/14

Article VI: Relationships of the HSAC with Discipline Departments

Section 1: Faculty

The HSAC faculty shall participate in both the activities of the HSAC and their respective discipline department(s).  Effort expended by the faculty member on the HSAC shall be considered to be contributing to the overall program of the respective discipline department(s) in terms of faculty advancement, tenure, and promotion.

The Chair of the respective discipline department may choose to limit the numbers of faculty participating in the HSAC at any level deemed appropriate.

Section 2: Graduate Students

HSAC graduate students are considered to be members of the departments and colleges of their respective Supervisory Committee Chairs.  The student will receive the appropriate graduate degree in their department and college.  The curriculum requirements for graduate students in the HSAC shall be determined and administered by the membership of the HSAC faculty in concert with existing departmental graduate programs.  The respective departments shall be responsible for providing normal fiscal, personnel, clerical and administrative services for HSAC graduate students except for strictly HSAC matters.  Departmental and college responsibilities of the student regarding research facilities and office space will be the same for all students within a given department regardless of graduate program affiliation.

The Supervisor for a candidate for the course-work only M.S. degree must be a member of the HSAC faculty.  The Supervisory Committee for a candidate for the thesis and non-thesis M.S. degree  and the Ph.D. degree within the HSAC shall be comprised of no fewer than two HSAC faculty. Back to Top of By-laws and Guidelines (ended effective 3/26/14
 
Article VII: Administrative Procedures

The University of Florida Water Institute will provide administrative services to the HSAC including maintaining the HSAC website and housing the HSAC student, faculty and meeting records. Back to Top of By-laws and Guidelines (ended effective 3/26/14

Article VIII: HSAC Policy

In addition to UF Graduate School policies and participating department policies, the HSAC shall maintain policies relating to admission requirements, curriculum requirements, and other matters relating to students and faculty in the HSAC. Current academic requirements and policy are outlined on the official HSAC website at all times. This information will be maintained and can be modified by the HSFC to meet current course offerings. Back to Top of By-laws and Guidelines (ended effective 3/26/14
 
Article IX: Amendments, Voting and Quorum Policy

Section 1: Bylaws Adoption

These Bylaws and Guidelines shall be adopted by a simple majority vote of the entire voting faculty membership.

Section 2: Amendment Adoption

Amendments to the bylaws and guidelines must be approved by a simple majority vote of the entire voting faculty membership. Proposed amendments shall be circulated to all faculty members at least two weeks prior to the vote.

Section 3: Quorum

Faculty meetings, both physical and electronic, must be announced to the membership at least 2 weeks in advance.  Faculty present at such meetings shall constitute a quorum. Binding votes at such meetings shall require a simple majority of a quorum.

Section 4. Electronic Voting

Electronic voting by the HSAC faculty and the HSFC may be conducted at the discretion of the HSFC Chair and in accordance with these bylaws. Back to Top of By-laws and Guidelines (ended effective 3/26/14

Election of Student Representative


By-laws and Guidelines (ended effective 2/26/09):



Article I  Cluster Name

This graduate academic cluster shall be known as the "Hydrologic Sciences Academic Cluster" (HSAC).

 Article II Purpose

The academic cluster for graduate studies in Hydrologic Sciences is a unique interdisciplinary program designed to broaden the skills of science and engineering students who are interested in all aspects of water; i.e., occurrence, distribution, circulation, and use on and in earth. Hydrologic Sciences deal with all issues pertinent to both quantity and quality of water.

Article III Faculty Membership


Section 1  Initial Faculty Membership

The faculty in the Hydrologic Sciences Academic Cluster shall be initially comprised of the University of Florida faculty who were actively involved in the development of the HSAC (Appendix 1). These faculty are members of at least one of the following: the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the College of Engineering. These faculty are members of at least one of the following discipline departments: Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering Sciences, Food and Resource Economics, Forestry, Geography, Geology, and Soil & Water Science.     Back to Top of By-laws and Guidelines (ended effective 2/26/09)

Section 2  Procedures for Admission of Faculty

All interested graduate faculty are invited to participate in the HSAC. All members shall be accorded full voting privileges and should be available for service upon HSAC committees. Applicants will be required to submit both a letter of petition and a condensed curriculum vitae for inclusion in the collective curricula vitae for the HSAC. The letter must be co-signed by the applicant's discipline department chair.  The Hydrologic Sciences Faculty Committee (HSFC) will review all applications and approve admission by a simple majority vote.  Admission will be based solely upon the demonstrated research and teaching interests of the applicant.  Once approved by the HSFC subsequent approval must be made by the appropriate College deans, and finally by the Dean of the Graduate School.     Back to Top of By-laws and Guidelines (ended effective 2/26/09)

Article IV Hydrologic Sciences Faculty Committee

Section 1  Selection and Role of Hydrologic Sciences Faculty Committee

The HSFC shall be comprised of seven members.  Each member shall represent one of the six separate hydrologic sub-areas: Subsurface Hydrologic Systems, Surface Hydrologic Systems, Hydrologic Chemistry, Hydrologic Biology, Hydrologic Analysis and Techniques, and Hydrologic Policy and Management.  The additional committee member shall be a student candidate for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy within the cluster.  University of Florida Faculty Committee members shall be elected to three-year terms by a simple majority vote of the entire HSAC Faculty membership. The student member shall be elected to a one-year term by a simple majority vote of students participating in the HSAC. The HSFC shall meet at least once each semester, and issue an annual report to the participating faculty and appropriate administrators. Elections will be held on a rotation schedule.  Two positions reserved for sub-area representatives and the student position shall be elected each year.  The positions reserved for the representatives for Subsurface Hydrologic Systems and Hydrologic Analysis and Techniques shall be elected in the A rotation.  The positions reserved for the representatives for Hydrologic Biology and Hydrologic Policy and Management shall be elected in the B rotation.  The positions reserved for the representatives for Surface Hydrologic Systems and Hydrologic Chemistry shall be elected in the C rotation.  The rotation schedule shall begin with rotation A starting in the year 1993.  Rotation B shall follow in the year 1994.  Rotation C shall follow in the year 1995, and so on. The Chairship of the HSAC shall be rotated every two years among the different Hydrologic sub-areas to insure that all of the sub-areas are represented.  The order of rotation shall be as follows: Hydrologic Chemistry, Hydrologic Policy and Management, Hydrologic Analysis and Techniques, Subsurface Hydrologic Systems, Hydrologic Biology, and Surface Hydrologic Systems.  The duties of the Chair shall include, but not be limited to: (1) providing leadership and direction for the HSAC; (2) appointing committees to oversee selection and recruitment of faculty and students to join the HSAC; and (3) the maintaining and improving the curriculum and cluster program.     Back to Top of By-laws and Guidelines (ended effective 2/26/09)

Section 2  Initial Hydrologic Sciences Faculty Committee

The initial membership on the Hydrologic Sciences Faculty Committee shall be as follows: P. S. C. Rao, Hydrologic Chemistry, K. Ewel, Hydrologic Biology, K. Hatfield, Hydrologic Analysis and Techniques, K. Campbell, Surface Hydrologic Systems, G. Lynne, Hydrologic Policy and Management, D. Spangler, Subsurface Hydrologic Systems, and J. Stuck, Student Representative. Elections will be held in 1994 coinciding with the B rotation and in 1995 coinciding with the C rotation.  Committee members initially representing these sub-areas may be re-elected to the position for a full, three-year term.     Back to Top of By-laws and Guidelines (ended effective 2/26/09)

Article V  Relationships of the HSAC with Discipline Departments

Section 1  Faculty

The HSAC faculty shall participate in both the activities of the HSAC and their respective discipline department(s).  Effort expended by the faculty member on the HSAC shall be considered to be contributing to the overall program of the respective discipline department(s) in terms of faculty advancement, tenure, and promotion. The Chair of the respective discipline department may choose to limit the numbers of faculty participating in the HSAC at any level deemed appropriate.     Back to Top of By-laws and Guidelines (ended effective 2/26/09)

Section 2  Graduate Students

HSAC graduate students are considered to be members of the departments and colleges of their respective Supervisory Committee Chairs.  The student will receive the appropriate graduate degree in their department and college.  The curriculum requirements for graduate students in the HSAC shall be determined and administered by the membership of the HSAC faculty in concert with existing departmental graduate programs.  The respective departments shall be responsible for providing normal fiscal, personnel, clerical and administrative services for HSAC graduate students except for strictly HSAC matters.  Departmental and college responsibilities of the student regarding research facilities and office space will be the same for all students within a given department regardless of graduate program affiliation. The Chair of the respective department may choose to limit the numbers of students participating in the HSAC at any level deemed appropriate. The Supervisory Committee for a candidate for the M.S. degree within the HSAC shall be comprised of no fewer than two HSAC faculty.  The Supervisory Committee for a candidate for the Ph.D. degree within the HSAC shall be comprised of no fewer than two HSAC faculty.     Back to Top of By-laws and Guidelines (ended effective 2/26/09)

Article VI  Administrative Procedures

Section 1  Admission of Students into the HSAC

Graduate students seeking admission into the Hydrologic Sciences Academic Cluster must meet the minimum requirements established by the UF Office of the Registrar, the UF Graduate School, and the department in which the student will receive the graduate degree.  Students will not be admitted to degree program unless one of the Hydrologic Sciences faculty member agrees to be the student's advisor. The HSFC will establish additional qualifications for admission into the HSAC degree program (e.g., adequacy of undergraduate training; GRE scores; GPA, etc.).  Students not meeting these requirements may be admitted on a conditional basis, and they will be allowed to make up the identified deficiencies. Graduate students will be admitted into the department in which the student's major professor holds an appointment.  Host departments are encouraged to exempt HSAC students from departmental requirements for a given graduate degree(s).  The requirements for the HSAC degree in many instances may be flexible enough to allow a student to meet most of the degree requirements of both the host department and the HSAC. The chair of the participating department may choose to limit the numbers of students participating in the HSAC.     Back to Top of By-laws and Guidelines (ended effective 2/26/09)

Section 2  Plan of Study

The HSAC students shall be required to complete a core course requirement.  These requirements are outlined in Appendix 11.  The student shall be required to complete a plan of study within one year after admittance into the HSAC. This plan is to be submitted to the HSFC for approval by a simple majority vote.     Back to Top of By-laws and Guidelines (ended effective 2/26/09)

Article VII  Graduate Student Funding

Graduate students and their faculty advisor(s) shall be responsible for finding funding in a participating department or by other means.     Back to Top of By-laws and Guidelines (ended effective 2/26/09)

Article VIII  HSAC Policy

In addition to UF Graduate School policies and participating department policies, the HSAC shall maintain policies relating to admission requirements, curriculum requirements, and other matters relating to students and faculty in the HSAC.     Back to Top of By-laws and Guidelines (ended effective 2/26/09)

Article IX  Amendments and Quorum Policy

Section 1  Bylaws Adoption

These Bylaws and Guidelines shall be adopted by a simple majority vote of the entire faculty membership.     Back to Top of By-laws and Guidelines (ended effective 2/26/09)

Section 2  Amendment Adoption

Amendments to the bylaws and guidelines must be approved by a simple majority vote of the entire faculty membership. Proposed amendments shall be circulated to all faculty members at least two weeks prior to the proposed meeting date.     Back to Top of By-laws and Guidelines (ended effective 2/26/09)

Section 3  Quorum

Two thirds of the total faculty membership shall constitute a quorum at faculty meetings. Binding votes at faculty meetings shall require a simple majority of a quorum.     Back to Top of By-laws and Guidelines (ended effective 2/26/09)

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