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Ph.D. Program Bylaws

PhD Program Bylaws

Subject to the Board of Trustees'
and Graduate Council's Bylaws

 

STRUCTURE and GOVERNANCE of the Ph.D. in BUSINESS PROGRAM
The Graduate School and University Center
The City University of New York

 

In accordance with the Bylaws of the Graduate Council of the Graduate School and University Center, the governance structure of the Ph.D. Program in Business shall consist of a doctoral faculty, executive officer, and standing committees. The structure and function of program governance derive from the Graduate Council Bylaws, and include such additional programmatic variations as are detailed in this document.

I. The Doctoral Faculty

The doctoral faculty consists of CUNY faculty members formally appointed by the provost of the CUNY Graduate School to the Ph.D. in Business Program's faculty. Additions and deletions will be recommended annually by the Executive Committee on the recommendation of the Committee on Faculty Membership of the program.

The doctoral faculty shall meet at least once each semester on call of the executive officer. A special meeting shall be held on petition of 25% of the doctoral faculty. A quorum for any meeting will consist of 25 members or 50% of the faculty, whichever is smaller.

The doctoral faculty will have overall responsibility for recommending policies for the program, including policies concerning degree requirements, curriculum, and admission, to the Graduate Council and officers of the Graduate School of CUNY.

II. The Executive Officer

A. The executive officer is appointed by the president of the Graduate School and University Center for a three year term, with reappointment possible.

B. The executive officer shall manage the administrative and academic affairs of the program with counsel from the Executive Committee and coordinators appointed for each of the program's specializations.

C. The executive officer shall chair meetings of the program's standing committees but have no vote on committee motions.

D. The executive officer shall meet with the program's students as a body at least annually.

III. Committees

Standing committees of the Ph.D. in Business Program include an executive committee, an admissions and awards committee, a curriculum and examinations committee, and a faculty membership committee. The executive officer may constitute ad hoc committees as needed.

A. The Executive Committee

This committee shall be composed of five doctoral faculty members elected for three year terms by the doctoral faculty, and one student elected for a one year term by the program's students. All representatives can be reelected. There shall be one committee member from each of the five program specializations, elected by the entire doctoral faculty. The Executive Committee shall meet at least once each semester and shall formulate policy between meetings of the doctoral faculty, review the actions of the other standing committees, and advise the executive officer on academic and administrative matters.

B. The Committee on Admissions and Awards

This committee is composed of five faculty members appointed by the executive officer and one student elected by the doctoral students, all for a term of one year. Each of the program's specializations must be represented by a faculty member. The Committee on Admissions and Awards shall decide on admissions, review and execute admissions policies, and determine award recipients. This committee shall meet at least annually.

C. The Committee on Curriculum and Examinations

This committee is composed of six faculty members appointed by the executive officer and one student elected by the doctoral students, all for a term of one year. Each program specialization and the statistics faculty must be represented. The Committee on Curriculum and Examinations shall review the program's curriculum and examinations and recommend changes as needed. This committee shall meet as necessary.

D. The Committee on Faculty Membership

This committee is composed of three faculty members appointed by the executive officer and one student elected by the program's students. It shall review membership on the doctoral faculty and recommend additions and deletions. Recommendations require the approval of the Executive Committee. This committee shall meet as necessary.

IV. Amendments

This "Structure and Governance of the Ph.D. in Business Program" document may be modified by a majority of the program's faculty subject to approval of the Graduate Council.

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