- Shall make a non-binding recommendation for the position of Director to the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA).
- Shall assist and advise the Director in establishing policies that assure C.B.S. success.
- Shall receive requests for Center faculty appointments from the Director and make non-binding recommendations to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, who shall make faculty appointments to the Center.
- Shall meet at least 4 times a year.
- Shall evaluate C.B.S. progress and send an annual report to the President of UTB, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and the Director.
The Advisory Board shall consist of:
- The Dean of the College of Science, Mathematics and Technology or his designee.
- The Dean of the School of Health Sciences or his designee.
- SThe party responsible for Sponsored Programs at UTB or his/her designee.
- SFour C.B.S. scientists selected by C.B.S. faculty.
- An external scientist with a nationally recognized background in biomedical research. They shall be appointed by the VPAA.
- A community physician or a community member engaged in health-related activities. They shall be appointed by the VPAA.
- The Board shall establish a Development Committee to assist the Vice President for Institutional Advancement in raising funds to support the work of the Center and to advise it on the management of funds and other property owned by, or in the care of, the Center.
- The Director shall be appointed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Advisory Board shall make a non-binding recommendation to the VPAA for the position of Director.
- The Director shall serve at will, at the pleasure of the President.
- The Director shall report directly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs
- The Director shall make non-binding recommendations for the appointment or termination of faculty to the Advisory Board.
- Shall be responsible for administering the Center and establishing policies that assure C.B.S. success
- Shall be responsible for recommending new academic programs in biomedicine in accordance with UTB and regional needs
- Shall actively pursue and recruit Center personnel.
- Shall pursue funding and support faculty in their efforts to obtain funds for Center activities.
- Shall ensure that all C.B.S. activities are performed according to federal, state and University of Texas System and university regulations, rules and procedures.
- Shall seek collaborations and coordinate research and educational efforts with internal (UTB) and external organizations and institutions.
- Shall be appointed or terminated as Center faculty by the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Director and Advisory Board shall make non-binding recommendations for the appointment and termination of Center faculty. All Center employees are subjected to the rules and regulations of the university including but not limited to the Handbook of Operating Procedures (HOOP) and the Regent’s Rules and Regulations.
- Shall perform research and education in a biomedical field.
- Shall educate and train students and faculty in biomedical fields.
- Shall actively compete for funding to sustain his/her academic activities.
- Shall perform community outreach in biomedical and health issues relevant to the region.
- Faculty members with appropriate background and qualifications may participate in clinical trials and or patient treatment through affiliated centers and hospitals.
- Shall participate in the creation, maintenance and expansion of academic programs in biomedicine.
- The Advisory Board shall serve for staggard three-year periods.
- The Director and Faculty shall serve at will, at the pleasure of the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The position of Director and all Faculty members shall be reviewed by the VPAA at least once every (3) three years.
- Indirect cost of grants awarded to C.B.S. faculty members will go to the Center in accordance with UTB and The University of Texas System rules, regulations and procedures.
- C.B.S. will be able to receive funding from federal, state, local institutions or individuals through the diverse mechanisms allowed by UTB and The University of Texas System rules, regulations and procedures.
Changes to this constitution
- Changes to this Constitution must be approved by two-thirds of the voting Center faculty personnel, as determined through a secret ballot vote and the UTB President.
- Advisory Board or any appointee of the Center may recommend changes to the constitution of the Center.
Proposed location and facilities
- The Center will use facilities on the UTB campus. Current facilities include research space in the biology wing of the Life and Health Sciences Building. Efforts will be made to expand and centralize C.B.S. facilities to support and encourage scientific interactions and collaborations among C.B.S. scientists. This includes the planning and construction of a new building fully dedicated to biomedical research. However, C.B.S. scientists may perform their academic activities in non-C.B.S. facilities, if necessary.