Chicago State University (CSU), College of Health Sciences faculty and staff values:
- Student Learning and Development
- Life-long learning
- Accountability and Responsibility
- Community Service
- Critical Thinking
- Interdisciplinary Education
- Empowerment and Social Justice
- Transformative Leadership
- Professional Integrity
The College of Health Sciences at CSU educates a caring and competent, non-traditional
student body, many of whom are underrepresented in the health care professions. Through
innovative teaching strategies and interdisciplinary educational experiences, we empower
our graduates to be critical thinkers, life-long learners, advocates for reducing
health disparities, and providers of quality health care services.
The College of Health Sciences at CSU strives to be recognized as a national leader
in interdisciplinary health care education and excellence in teaching, research and
service. We strive to inspire and prepare our students to seek and create innovative
health care opportunities locally, nationally and globally.
- By-Laws and Governing Policies
The faculty of the College of Health Sciences hereby establishes the following Bylaws
to provide a mechanism for faculty participation in the formulation, modification,
and implementation of the College’s policies, procedures, and practices governing
educational programs, faculty development, student development and other matters necessary
to accomplish the mission and goals of the College and the University. The name of
this organization shall be the College of Health Sciences.
The College functions as an autonomous unit within the University substantially controlling
its destiny in relation to curriculum and personnel and providing input into the budget
process of the University.
The Chief Administrative Officer for the College is the Dean. The Dean or a designated
representative shall preside at the All College meetings. A representative from the
Dean’s office will serve as an ad-hoc member on all standing committees.
The members of the College include all full time part time faculty members in the
- College Faculty
A. The Dean shall convene All-College meetings once a semester (Fall & Spring terms).
B. The Dean shall convene a special All-College meeting when requested to do so in
writing by one-third or more of the faculty or to address crucial issue(s).
C. At least three day’s notice shall be given by the Dean to members of the College
for any All-College meeting.
D. A quorum at All-College meetings shall consist of one-third of the faculty members
in each department.
- Standing Committees
Committees of the College consist of standing committees and special committees.
College committee members are appointed by October 1st for a three year term with a rotating schedule to provide for continuity. No more
than 50% of the membership of any committee will be replaced during any year. Unless
otherwise specified, a chairperson and secretary for each committee will be elected
from the membership at its first meeting.
- The chairperson of each committee will submit a report of committee activities to
the Dean’s office at the end of each semester (Fall and Spring).
- Each committee shall meet at least once per semester (Fall and Spring), or at the
request of the Dean or a majority of the committee.
- Copies of committee meeting minutes shall be distributed to the Dean’s office.
- A quorum shall consist of the majority of the members present.
- Executive Council
The Executive Council consists of the Dean, Assistant Dean, Department Chairpersons,
and the Director of the Wellness Center. The Dean serves as chairperson of the Executive
The council members will discuss and disseminate information which impacts the College,
plan college-wide initiatives and make recommendations to the Dean.
Meetings are convened bi-weekly and at the discretion of the Dean.
- Curriculum Committee
The Curriculum Committee consists of two faculty from each department
The Curriculum Committee reviews and makes recommendations on all new programs, changes
in course requirements for major sequences, and additions or deletions of courses.
- Faculty Development Committee
The Faculty Development Committee develops events/activities that support and enhance
knowledge and scholarly productivity.
- Social Committee
The Social Committee consists of one or more faculty members and one student from
each department.(One of the faculty members from each department shall be the representative
to the student organization and the student shall be an officer from the student organization.)
The Social Committee plans and implements College-wide and University events for faculty,
staff and students. Such events may include holiday parties, alumni weekend events,
faculty retreats and college convocation ceremonies.
- The Recruitment and Retention Committee
The Recruitment and Retention Committee consists of one or more faculty from each
The committee will plan and implement (a) interdisciplinary clinical events that will
allow students to utilize their skills, (b) plan community health fairs, and (c) plan
health-career information dissemination sessions that will enhance student recruitment
into the College.
VI. Special Committees
A. Grievance Committee
a. The Dean of the College or his/her representative from College of Health Sciences.
b. The Chairperson or his/her representative from the department involved.
c. One college of Health Sciences faculty member not from the department involved.
d. One student from the department involved.
e. One student not from the department involved.
a. The Dean or his/her administrative representative shall appoint the Chair of the
b. A committee is formed for each case and is disbanded at the completion of that
c. The ordinary rights of parties at a hearing (student/instructor) shall apply,
including: right to notice of hearing and decision reached; right to be present at
hearing, together with legal counsel; right to present and to inspect evidence.
d. Specific procedures for the hearing of each case shall be determined by the members
of the committee deliberating that case.
Step Prior to Hearing
a. Before a case can rise to the college level, it must have proceeded through three
levels of deliberation:
(1) Conference between student and faculty member.
(2) Conference between department chairperson and student.
(3) Hearing before Department Grievance Committee.
B. New Committee
Other special and/or ad-hoc committees may be appointed by the Dean at his/her discretion
or upon a majority vote of the members of the college at its meeting.
These By-laws may be amended by a simple majority vote of the full-time College faculty
An amendment to the by-laws must be submitted in writing to all members of the College
at least two weeks prior to the College meeting in which the amendment will be moved
A proposal to amend may be made by the Dean or by any College committee. A proposal
may be presented with a petition signed by at least one-third of the full-time college