Chapter 3364-1 Board of Trustees In General; Medical Center and Clinical Operations

3364-1-01 Appointment, powers and authority.

(A) The estate, property and funds, and the government, conduct and control of the university of Toledo are, by the laws of Ohio, vested in and exercised by a board of trustees. They are appointed by the governor of Ohio and serve without compensation. Two of the trustees will be students at the university of Toledo, and their authority, terms, and selection will be in accordance with rule 3364-1-04 of the Administrative Code and applicable procedures. Rules 3364-1-01 to 3364-1-11 of the Administrative Code and other specific governing rules of the board of trustees are referred to in university rules as the "Bylaws" unless the rule is specifically referenced.

(B) No trustee or committee has the authority to commit the board of the university to any policy or action unless specifically granted this authority by the board.

(C) The board retains the ultimate authority to approve and/or initiate;

(1) The administrative structure of the university;

(2) The educational programs and academic requirements of the university;

(3) The appointment, compensation and removal of all university personnel;

(4) The fiscal policies of the university; and

(5) University policies.

Replaces: 3364-1-01

Effective: 8/1/2012
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3364
Rule Amplifies: 3364
Prior Effective Date: 7/24/2006

3364-1-02 Meetings of the board.

(A) Regular meetings.

Regular meetings of the board and the board's standing committees will be held according to a schedule provided before the first day of the beginning of the fiscal year, for the following twelve months.

(B) Special meetings of the board.

Special meetings of the board may be called by the chairperson or any three members of the board. Notice of special meetings must be given to each member of the board, and to all media outlets or other individuals who have requested notice, from the secretary of the board of trustees not less than twenty-four hours in advance, stating the time, place and purpose of the meeting.

(C) Emergency meetings of the board.

In the event of an emergency requiring immediate official action, the chairperson may call an emergency meeting. Notice of the emergency meeting shall be given immediately to all media outlets or other individuals who have requested notice of the time, place and purpose of emergency meetings from the secretary of the board of trustees.

(D) Business to be considered at meetings.

Matters may be placed on the agenda of the board by the chairperson, president or other officers or employees of the university at the president's discretion. Two of the board's members may cause any matter to be placed on the agenda. The secretary or designee will submit a written agenda before each regular meeting of the board, which indicates the time and place. Those items included on the agenda will be considered unless otherwise changed by the chairperson and ratified by a majority vote of those members present and voting. No other items may be presented unless approved by the chairperson and upon a majority vote of the members present.

Any matter coming to the board other than from the chairperson, from the board, or from the president of the university must be provided by written notice to the secretary of the board at least two weeks prior to the meeting at which the matter is to be considered by the board, or upon other written notice determined to be reasonable by the chairperson of the board. The written notice must contain the purpose of the matter and a summary of the topic to be addressed, or all other items requested by the secretary. The chairperson will decide the reasonable date, time, place and manner on which the matter is to be presented to the board or board committee. Such matters will be communicated to the president.

(E) Place of meetings.

The meetings are to be held in the places prescribed by the chairperson.

(F) Quorum and manner of acting.

A majority of the members of the board, when duly convened, constitutes a quorum to transact business, and a majority vote of those present is sufficient to adopt any motion or resolution, except that:

(1) The vote of a majority of all the then existing members of the board is required to:

(a) Amend, repeal or create a new bylaw of the board, or

(b) Make or ratify the making of any contract involving the expenditure of money not provided by the budget or involving the acquisition or disposal of real estate of the university, or

(c) Adopt or to revise the annual budget.

In the absence of a quorum, a majority of those present may adjourn the meeting from time to time until a quorum is had. Notice of any adjourned meeting need not be given.

Upon a motion for the board or any standing committee thereof to go into executive session, a roll call vote will be necessary. On all other matters, unless a roll call vote is requested by a trustee present at the meeting, a voice vote will be sufficient.

Effective: 10/6/2016
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3364
Rule Amplifies: 3364
Prior Effective Dates: 7/24/2006, 8/1/2012

3364-1-03 Committees of the board.

(A) Standing committees.

The members of all committees of the board are to be appointed by the board chairperson, unless otherwise ordered by the board or as provided for below. The chairperson is responsible for appointing the chairperson of each committee. The secretary of the board of trustees will be the secretary of each committee when requested to do so by the committee chairperson. Each committee will contain no less than three members plus the board chairperson as the board chairperson is an ex-officio member of all standing committees but shall be counted only for purposes of determining a quorum and shall have the right to make motions and vote when there is a lack of such quorum.

In the event there is not a quorum for a board committee to transact business based upon current trustees assigned to a committee, the board chairperson, or in the absence of the board chairperson, the vice chairperson or the board committee chairperson, is authorized to appoint another trustee(s) who is in attendance as an alternate board committee member(s) for purposes of transacting business for that meeting. Should the appointment(s) be made by the vice chairperson, then the vice chairperson may appoint him/herself or another trustee(s) in attendance.

The board is responsible for setting the duties of each committee. The standing committees are as follows:

(1) Academic and student affairs committee

The academic and student affairs committee will oversee and ensure continuous improvement of university academic activities and student programs with an emphasis on student centeredness. The scope of the committee includes any other matter assigned to the committee by the board or the chairperson of the board.

(2) Clinical affairs committee

The clinical affairs committee is charged with oversight and strategic direction of the clinical enterprise of the university. The committee shall be regularly informed of and hold the university president and the executive vice president for clinical affairs responsible for the continuous improvement of quality of care, patient centeredness, and medical staff membership. The committee shall receive reports and recommendations from the university president and the executive vice president for clinical affairs regarding relevant clinical, financial and compliance matters as necessary.

Further, the committee is charged with oversight and review of all clinical enterprise accreditation issues. The committee will review medical staff membership, credentialing, privileges and renewal of privileges , and recommend action on such matters to the board of trustees for board approval.

(3) Finance and audit committee

The finance and audit committee is charged with oversight and continuous improvement of the financial soundness of the university including oversight of revenue from all sources, and oversight of all expenses, as well as the margin for both the academic and the clinical enterprises. It will receive and recommend action upon budget proposals from the administration. It will review relevant parameters such as senate bill six ratios, bond ratings, and the cash flow margin for the entire university. It will receive and review reports relative to fund raising and investment performance from the university of Toledo foundation.

The committee is responsible for the overall audit function of the university, including:

(a) Reviewing the quality of financial reporting with the external auditors and management including financial statement assumptions, disclosures, and accounting policies.

(b) Overseeing the university's system of internal controls and the adequacy of financial, accounting and operational practices on financial reporting.

(c) Reviewing the annual internal audit plan, discussing the extent to which it addresses high-risk areas with the university auditor and management, and approving the final audit plan.

(d) Assuring the effectiveness of the internal audit function including access required and authorization of the appointment or dismissal of the university auditor.

(e) Ensuring the independence of the university auditor through the auditor's direct-unrestricted reporting to the committee chair and functional reporting to the university administration.

(f) Determining the impact to the university of audits of entities outside the scope of this committee ("UT" physicians, "UT" insurance captive, etc.).

(g) Overseeing the implementation of the institution's policy on fraud and irregularity including notification to the committee of any action taken under that policy.

(h) Reviewing the university's compliance with government regulations including legal or regulatory matters materially impacting university operations.

(i) Helping to achieve increased revenue and to advance areas of the strategic plan.

In addition, this committee will function as the facilities committee, receiving and recommending action upon all proposed facilities recommendations. It will receive and review reports from the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics regarding its finances, operations and processes. It will provide oversight of university external affairs, inclusive of global outreach, engagement and university partnerships and relations with campus neighborhoods, business entities, and other relevant community resources.

The scope of this charge to the committee includes all business operations within the legal bounds of the university of Toledo, including academic and clinical enterprises and "UT" rocket innovations .

The scope of the committee includes any other matter assigned to the committee by the board or the chairperson of the board.

(4) Trusteeship and governance committee

The trusteeship and governance committee ensures the integrity of board governance and the avoidance of conflicts of interest. It fosters a culture of excellence, service, and high ethical standards, among university trustees. The committee will also develop and conduct board assessment, and oversee board development including orientation of new members. This committee coordinates the board's annual assessment of the president. The committee will ensure that the highest ethical and legal standards are met. The committee will ensure the implementation of the strategic plan and continuous improvement in appropriate areas are defined and set forth in quantifiable objectives and measures.

In addition, the committee functions as the board personnel committee, receiving and recommending action upon all personnel actions, with the exception of medical staff membership, credentialing, privileging and renewal of privileges , and providing oversight, direction, and recommendations on human resources, compensation strategy, collective bargaining, succession planning and organizational changes to the university. The office of governmental relations will provide updates on federal, state and local activities, initiatives, and legislation that may affect the university.

The scope of the committee includes any other matter assigned to the committee by the board or the chairperson of the board.

(5) All other standing committees established by the board

(B) Special committees.

Nominating committee

The chairperson of the board appoints the nominating committee for officers of the board of trustees. Membership on the nominating committee consists of three board members. Members of the nominating committee are not eligible to hold office for the next fiscal year. The nominating committee's recommendations for a candidate for each office must be presented to the full board so that the officers for the following year are elected no later than the last regular meeting of each fiscal year (June thirtieth). Nominations from the floor are also accepted prior to the election. New officers take office beginning the first of July.

Other special committees may be appointed by the chairperson of the board for the purposes as the board may from time to time authorize and direct.

(C) Non-trustee committee members.

The chairperson of the board may designate non-trustee committee members to advise the committee. The non-trustee members shall serve in an advisory capacity without voting privileges, shall not be counted for purposes of determining a quorum, and their right to attend executive sessions shall be at the discretion of the committee chair.

Effective: 10/6/2016
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3364
Rule Amplifies: 3364
Prior Effective Dates: 7/24/2006, 10/6/2006, 7/10/2007, 2/11/2011, 08/01/2012

3364-1-04 Authority, terms and selection of student members of the board.

The student members of the board of trustees have no voting power on the board. Student members are not to be considered members of the board in determining whether a quorum is present. Student members may, at the discretion of the board, attend executive sessions of the board.

Student members of the board are appointed by the governor of Ohio with the advice and consent of the senate from a panel of six students selected pursuant to a procedure adopted by the university and student government and approved by the board of trustees. No fewer than two members of the panel will be graduate students (including medicine and law).

Effective: 7/24/2006
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3364
Rule Amplifies: 3364

3364-1-05 Officers of the board.

The officers of the board of trustees include a chairperson, vice chairperson, and secretary. The chairperson and vice chairperson must be members of the board. The qualifications of all other officers will be determined by the board.

(A) Duties of officers of the board.

(1) The chairperson, when present, will preside at all meetings of the board. The chairperson will, for and on behalf of the university, sign all instruments, diplomas and other documents authorized by the board, will execute those contracts as may require the chairperson's signature, and perform all other duties as the bylaws of the board may from time to time prescribe, and as may be delegated to the chairperson by the board. The chairperson will be an ex-officio member of all standing committees of the board.

(2) The vice chairperson will, in the absence of the chairperson, be vested with the powers, and discharge the duties, of the chairperson.

(3) At each regular or special meeting of the board, in the absence of both the chairperson and vice chairperson, a chairperson of the meeting, chosen by a majority of the board present, will preside.

(4) Unless waived by a majority of the trustees present and voting thereon at or before the meeting at which the election is conducted, the chairperson will be ineligible for election to that office for more than two consecutive one-year terms, and ineligible for election as vice chairperson for a period of one year after serving as chairperson. The vice chairperson will be ineligible for election to that office for more than two consecutive one-year terms, unless waived in the manner set forth in the preceding sentence, but this will not render the vice chairperson ineligible for election to the office of chairperson.

(5) The secretary will be the custodian of the records, books, documents and papers of the board. The secretary will attest, by signing, all instruments, contracts and other documents executed by the chairperson, or, in the chairperson's absence or in the event of a potential or existing conflict of interest, by the vice chairperson, on behalf and in the name of the university and the board. The secretary will be the keeper of the seal of the university and will authenticate all instruments, contracts and other documents, which have been duly executed and attested, by affixing thereto the said seal.

The secretary will attend all meetings of the board of trustees and its committees and will keep accurate and complete records and minutes of the meeting consistent with the requirements of Ohio law respecting the records of public meetings. The secretary will make information available concerning the date, time and place of each regular meeting and the date, time, place and purpose of each special meeting and emergency meeting of the board in the office of the board of trustees, and will give notice to all who have requested notices of all regular, special , and emergency meetings of the board in accordance with section 121.22 of the Revised Code and rule 3364-1-02 of the Administrative Code.

The secretary will provide for a system of filing university bylaws in compliance with Chapter 111. of the Revised Code. The secretary will file only those bylaws properly promulgated by the board of trustees in accordance with the bylaws of the board of trustees.

The secretary will be responsible for creating central coordination and management of board records, correspondence and requests and will serve as the records custodian to ensure that the board's records are open to public inspection and available in accordance with Ohio law and retained in accordance with the records retention schedule.

At the discretion of the secretary, individual responsibilities may be delegated to an assistant for board affairs.

(B) Removal of officers of the board of trustees.

Officers of the board may be removed by resolution adopted by a majority of the then existing members of the board.

(C) Rules of order.

The board shall determine its rules of procedure. In the event the board is unable to resolve an issue, the latest revised edition of "Robert's Rules of Order" shall be accepted as authority on all questions of parliamentary procedure not determined by this rule. Any motion shall be reduced to writing on the request of any member.

Effective: 10/6/2016
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3364
Rule Amplifies: 3364
Prior Effective Dates: 7/24/2006, 08/01/2012

3364-1-06 Conflict of interest for members of the board of trustees.

(A) Policy statement.

It is policy of the board of trustees of the university of Toledo to carry out its mission in accordance with the strictest ethical guidelines and to ensure that trustees and employees conduct themselves in a manner that fosters public confidence in the integrity of the board of trustees, its processes, and its accomplishments.

(B) General standards of ethical conduct.

Trustees and employees of the university of Toledo must, at all times, abide by protections to the public embodied in Ohio's ethics laws, as found in Chapters 102. and 2921. of the Revised Code, and as interpreted by the Ohio ethics commission and Ohio courts. (A copy of these laws is provided by the board of trustees, and receipt acknowledged, as required in division (D) of section 102.09 of the Revised Code.) Trustees and employees must conduct themselves, at all times, in a manner that avoids favoritism, bias, and the appearance of impropriety.

While the terms of the statutes and interpretations of the Ohio ethics commission are the binding standard, a general summary of the restraints upon the conduct of all trustees and employees of the University includes, but is not limited to, those listed below. No trustee or employee will:

(1) Solicit or accept anything of value from anyone doing business with the university:

(2) Solicit or accept employment from anyone doing business with the university, unless the official or employee completely withdraws from university activity regarding the party offering employment, and the university approves the withdrawal:

(3) Use his or her public position to obtain benefits for the official or employee, a family member, or anyone with whom the official or employee has a business or employment relationship:

(4) Unless a statutory exception applies, be paid or accept any form of compensation for personal services rendered on a matter before, or sells goods or services to, the university:

(5) Be paid or accept any form of compensation for personal services rendered on a matter before, or sell (except by competitive bid) goods or services to, any state agency other than the university, unless the trustee or employee first discloses the services or sales and withdraws from matters before the university that directly affect officials and employees of the other state agency, as directed in section 102.04 of the Revised Code;

(6) Hold or benefit from a contract with, authorized by, or approved by, the university, (the ethics law does except some limited stockholdings, and some contracts objectively shown as the lowest cost services, where all criteria under section 2921.42 of the Revised Code are met);

(7) Vote, authorize, recommend, or in any other way use his or her position to secure approval of a university contract (including employment or personal services) in which the official or employee, a family member, or anyone with whom the official or employee has a business or employment relationship, has an interest;

(8) Solicit or accept honoraria (see division (H) of section 102.01 and division (H) of section 102.03 of the Revised Code);

(9) During public service, and for one year after leaving public service, represent any person, in any fashion, before any public agency, with respect to a matter in which the official or employee personally participated while serving with the university;

(10) Use or disclose confidential information protected by law, unless appropriately authorized; or

(11) Use, or authorize the use of, his or her title, the name "The University of Toledo," or the board of trustees' or the university's logo in a manner that suggests impropriety, favoritism, or bias by the board of trustees or the official or employee.

(C) For purposes of this rule:

(1) "Anything of value" includes anything of monetary value, including, but not limited to, money, gifts, food or beverages, social event tickets and expenses, travel expenses, golf outings, consulting fees, compensation, or employment. "Value" means worth greater than de minimis or nominal.

(2) "Anyone doing business with the board of trustees" includes, but is not limited to, any person, corporation, or other party that is doing or seeking to do business with, regulated by, or has interests before board of trustees.

(D) Compensation and financial disclosure

Members of the board of trustees are to receive no compensation for their services but will be paid their reasonable necessary expenses while engaged in the discharge of their official duties.

Every board of trustees' member or employee required to file a financial disclosure statement must file a complete and accurate statement with the ethics commission by April fifteenth of each year, which is then in turn provided in summary to the university. Any trustees or employee appointed, or employed to a filing position after February fifteenth and required to file a financial disclosure statement must file a statement within ninety days of appointment or employment.

(E) Assistance

The ethics commission is available to provide advice and assistance regarding the application of the ethics law and related statutes. The commission may be contacted by phone or via the internet.

(F) Penalties

Failure of any trustee or employee to abide by this ethics bylaw, or to comply with the ethics law and related statutes, may result in reporting as well as any resulting potential civil or criminal sanctions under the law, or for employees sanctioning or discipline, which may include dismissal.

(G) University policies.

Employees, where applicable, are also subject to other university conflict of interest policies, as well as other university policies with conflict of interest provisions contained therein.

(H) Changes

This bylaw may be amended per rule 3364-1-02 of the Administrative Code.

Replaces: 3364-1-06

Effective: 8/1/2012
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3364
Rule Amplifies: 3364
Prior Effective Date: 7/24/2006

3364-1-07 Administration of the university.

(A) Officers and deans of the university.

(1) The officers of the university will consist of the president, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, executive vice president for clinical affairs, executive vice president for finance and administration, vice president and general counsel and additional officers as the president may from time to time select. There will be a dean for each college.

(2) The chief executive officer of the university will be the president, and the president will be elected by and hold office at the pleasure of the board of trustees. The duties of all other officers will be determined by the president.

(B) The president.

(1) The president will be the executive head of the university, responsible for the entire administration subject to the oversight of the board of trustees. The president fosters and promotes learning, discovery, and engagement as primary aims of the university. The president will enforce the bylaws of the board of trustees and interpret the proposals and actions of the faculty and other staff and administration for the board of trustees.

(2) The president may attend all meetings of the board of trustees, except executive session if requested by the board, and address to the board matters of institutional importance. The president is the official medium of communication between the university, the board, and its committees, transmitting proposals from the faculty and staff, either as a group or as individuals, to the board. The president will, upon receipt of written communications to the board from any of the faculties or any member thereof, or from the staff, or students or from student organizations, transmit to the board of trustees all written communications addressed to the board. This tenet will not be interpreted, however, as in any way limiting the right of communication between the employees and students of the university and the trustees.

(3) The president or the president's designee will preside at meetings of the university faculty and may call meetings of the university faculty, the faculty senate or the faculty of any of the colleges, departments, divisions or schools. The president will be charged with the general supervision of all the university's interests, activities, and personnel , and will be a member ex-officio of each of the faculties, and may call special meetings of any of the faculties or joint meetings of some or the entire faculty.

(4) The president is entrusted with the fostering and promotion of the relationships of the university with the public, with other institutions of learning, with the alumni of the university, and with its faculty and student body.

(5) The president or the president's designee will preside at all commencements and other public academic occasions. The president will sign all diplomas and certificates, and will present all degrees authorized to be conferred by the board of trustees.

(6) The president will be responsible for preparation of the annual budget plan to the board of trustees for its consideration and approval prior to June thirtieth of each year.

(7) The president will recommend to the board of trustees for its approval the creation and abolition of colleges, departments and major divisions of the university. The president will employ and remove, subject to the approval of the board, all personnel as are necessary to carry out effectively and efficiently the mission and the operation of the university.

(8) The board of trustees may authorize the president to receive, review and act appropriately upon all constitutions, rules, policies, regulations and amendments and may adopt, amend, repeal these constitutions, rules, policies, regulations and amendments per rule 3364-1-10 of the Administrative Code, and for faculty bodies pursuant to paragraph (B) of rule 3364-1-10 of the Administrative Code.

(9) Subject to the authority vested by law in the board of trustees, the authority and responsibility for the internal administration of the university is delegated to the president. Any authority or responsibility of the president may be delegated to another university officer or to any other member of the faculty or staff of the university. Delegation of major areas of authority or responsibility will be reported to the board of trustees. Although the president may delegate authority to appropriate officials, the president will retain final authority and responsibility for administration of the university.

(10) At the first board of trustees meeting of the academic year, the president will review the administration's goals and objectives of the prior year, propose goals and objectives for the ensuing academic year, and discuss the university's well-being and challenges. The goals and objectives will include quantifiable objectives for enrollment, finance, hospital operating margin, graduation rates, research, institutional advancement, and other such goals and objectives as the administration and the board of trustees may agree upon.

(C) The deans.

Each dean of a college will be charged with the general supervision of its interests and will represent the college at commencement and at all other public academic, professional, and other occasions. The dean will recommend to the president, through the chief academic officer, appointments to, promotions and tenure of, terminations and non-renewals of the college's faculty and staff. The recommendations regarding these matters will include a report from the faculty or from any committee which has advised the dean.

The dean will call meetings of the faculty or staff from time to time and will preside at the meetings. The dean will be responsible for the establishment and maintenance of proper standards of instruction for the college and will recommend to the university faculty (or its elected representatives) degrees, honors and awards, persons who have met the prescribed conditions.

The dean will see that the rules and regulations applicable to the university faculty and by the faculty of the college are effectively and fairly enforced and will sign all diplomas, certificates, requisitions and other papers relating to the college. The dean will take precautions for the preservation and safekeeping of all equipment and other property listed in the inventory of the college as are appropriate.

(D) University internal auditor.

(1) The university internal auditor shall be appointed by the board upon the joint recommendation of the president and the finance and audit committee of the board of trustees, and shall hold office at the discretion of the board. The university internal auditor shall report directly to the committee chair of the finance and audit committee and to university administration on administrative matters.

(2) The university internal auditor is responsible for conducting financial, operational, compliance and investigative audits. The university internal auditor, with advice and assistance from the executive vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer, and the vice president and general counsel, shall be responsible for developing both short and long term internal audit plans, overseeing that audits are properly planned, staffed and completed, and summarizing and communicating results to management and the board as appropriate. The university internal auditor shall identify where improvements to internal control processes effectiveness and process efficiency should be made to the university's financial, as well as operational, processes.

(3) The university internal auditor shall lead the evaluation and execution of audits associated with the university's compliance requirements, including, for example, compliance with university policies and rules and compliance with laws and applicable state and federal regulatory standards and mandates.

(4) The university internal auditor shall conduct those financial, operational, and investigative audits, as from time to time, may be requested by the finance and audit committee of the board of trustees, president, executive vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer, or vice president and general counsel, and shall perform and be responsible for the following general financial audits and reviews:

(a) Audit and verify purchase orders and vouchers for bills and salaries; audit receipts of funds, including student tuition and fees, and the deposits thereof in banks and reconciliation of all bank accounts.

(b) Audit general funds, auxiliary funds, restricted funds, loan funds, endowment funds, plant funds, and agency funds; and, assist auditors appointed by the board and auditor of state.

(c) Periodically, and from time to time, inspect securities, inventories, supplies, real property and equipment owned by the university.

(d) Periodically review and make recommendations for improvements of the system of internal control in effect in all subdivisions and agencies having control of funds and/or property.

(5) The university internal auditor shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the executive vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer or the finance and audit committee of the board of trustees.

Effective: 10/6/2016
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3364
Rule Amplifies: 3364
Prior Effective Dates: 7/24/2006, 4/9/2007, 08/01/2012

3364-1-08 The annual budget plan.

(A) The fiscal year of the university will begin on July first of each year and terminate on June thirtieth of the next succeeding year.

(B) Each year the president or the president's designee will present to the finance committee of the board for its consideration and approval a proposed budget plan for the ensuing year. The finance committee will review the proposed budget plan with the president and present it to the board for its consideration and approval.

(C) The president will have the authority to adopt reasonable and necessary revisions to the annual budget plan and will forthwith report same to the board.

Effective: 10/6/2016
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3364
Rule Amplifies: 3364
Prior Effective Dates: 07/24/2006

3364-1-09 Commencement, degrees and certificates.

(A) Commencement, degrees and certificates.

Degrees in course and certificates will be conferred at commencement and at all other times as prescribed by the board of trustees of the university upon the recommendation of the university faculty or its elected representatives.

Recommendation of candidates for degrees in course will be made by the university faculty or its elected representatives transmitted to the board by the president. Degrees in course will be conferred by the board of trustees. No student will receive a degree in course until all of the requirements for the student's degree have been met.

(B) Honorary degrees.

Honorary degrees will be conferred by the board of trustees. An honorary degree will not be conferred upon a member of the board of trustees of the university, an officer, faculty member or other employee of the university, provided, however, that this limitation will not apply at the time of a person's retirement or thereafter.

Honorary degrees may be conferred at commencement or at special university events, such as convocations. No honorary degrees will be conferred in absentia.

(C) Diplomas.

The diplomas issued by the board of trustees of the university will be signed by the chairperson, the president of the university, and the dean of the college, as may be appropriate, and the seal of the university will be affixed to each diploma.

Effective: 7/24/2006
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3364
Rule Amplifies: 3364

3364-1-10 Board bylaws; other rules and regulations.

(A) Bylaws of the board of trustees.

The foregoing bylaws are intended to provide a general framework for the functioning of the board of trustees as a governing body and for the organization, administration and operation of the university of Toledo. These bylaws may be amended per rule 3364-1-02 of the Administrative Code.

(B) Other rules, policies and regulations.

All other constitutions, rules, policies, regulations, procedures or other documents for the organization, administration and operation of the University may be adopted, amended or rescinded by the board of trustees upon its own initiative, or upon recommendation of the president or university faculty and its elected representatives through the president to the board of trustees. The president may, upon authorization by the board of trustees, receive, review and act appropriately upon all constitutions, rules, policies, regulations and amendments and, upon authorization by the board, may adopt, amend or repeal these constitutions, rules, policies, regulations and amendments.

Replaces: 3364-1-10

Effective: 8/1/2012
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3364
Rule Amplifies: 3364
Prior Effective Date: 7/24/2006

3364-1-11 The university of Toledo medical center and clinical operations.

(A) Scope and mission

The university of Toledo medical center and its hospital facilities and clinics, which include inpatient and ambulatory services, Kobacker and other regional clinics and sites, are an integral part of the university of Toledo. The board names the clinical affairs committee from its membership and, with the assistance of the president, oversees the operation of the university of Toledo medical center.

The mission of the university of Toledo medical center is to improve the human condition by providing patient-centered, university-quality care. In partnership with the university of Toledo, the university of Toledo medical center continuously strives to develop and incorporate advancements in health care knowledge to improve the safety and quality of patient care. The shared vision of the university of Toledo and the university of Toledo medical center is to redefine the standards of excellence in health care through teamwork, improve the human condition, advance knowledge through excellence in learning, discovery, and engagement, and serve as a diverse, student-centered public research university.

(B) The university of Toledo medical center administration

(1) The executive vice president for clinical affairs provides the oversight for the university of Toledo medical center operations.

(2) The chief executive officer of the university of Toledo medical center directs the administration and is responsible for the operation of the university of Toledo medical center according to the authority delegated by the governing body to the president of the university of Toledo. The chief executive officer provides the leadership, responsibility and accountability for the overall university of Toledo medical center strategy and operations, and advances the mission, vision and goals for the university of Toledo medical center and the university of Toledo. The chief executive officer establishes systems ensuring safe, high quality, patient-centered care through collaboration with the accreditation bodies, board of trustees, administration, medical staff and management staff. The chief executive officer is also responsible for establishing sound fiscal operations and ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations and standards of or related to regulatory and accrediting bodies.

(3) The chief medical officer of the university of Toledo medical center is responsible for promoting and supporting the mission, vision and goals for the university of Toledo medical center and the university of Toledo in partnership with senior leadership in the administration, management and operations of the university of Toledo medical center. The chief medical officer will share responsibility and accountability for strategic and operational planning for all clinical services within the university of Toledo medical center. The chief medical officer will ensure that safe, high quality care is provided to patients through collaboration with hospital leadership, medical staff and management staff. The chief medical officer is also responsible for sound fiscal operations and compliance with applicable laws, regulations and standards of or related to regulatory and accrediting bodies.

(4) The chief nursing officer is responsible for nursing care at the university of Toledo medical center. The chief nursing officer is responsible for implementing, overseeing and coordinating various program-related activities and/or projects on an ongoing basis; identifying and advising the chief executive officer and other members of the senior leadership team on opportunities and issues related to the nursing and clinical operations; recommending and implementing changes in policy, practice and service to achieve hospital goals; planning, promoting, directing and leading assigned departments in a manner consistent with the university of Toledo medical center's mission and values; and providing coordination and integration of nursing services for patient care within the context of medical and ancillary services.

(C) Medical staff bylaws of the university of Toledo medical center

The medical staff of the university of Toledo medical center is governed by the medical staff bylaws of the university of Toledo medical center in performing their professional activities and duties. The chief of staff of the medical staff, after approval of the executive committee of the medical staff, will submit recommended changes of the bylaws to the medical staff and the board for action and final approval as set forth in the medical staff bylaws.

(D) The medical staff

(1) All members of the medical staff of the university of Toledo medical center, with the exception of honorary members, will be faculty members of the university of Toledo, college of medicine and life sciences. Membership on the medical staff will be extended to professionally competent persons who continuously meet the qualifications, standards and requirements set forth by the board and as required by the medical staff bylaws . The method for appointment to the medical staff will follow procedures for staff appointments outlined in the medical staff bylaws. Members of the medical staff will perform their duties under the supervision of the clinical service chiefs to which they may be assigned. Only members of the active medical staff and administrative medical staff, as defined by the medical staff bylaws will be eligible to vote or hold office.

(2) The chief of staff of the medical staff will serve as a representative of the medical staff and will be elected by members of the active medical staff and administrative medical staff . The duties of the chief of staff of the medical staff are more fully set forth in the medical staff bylaws.

(E) The university of Toledo medical center - clinical services

(1) Clinical services are organized to coordinate clinical and administrative activities within a clinical service area consistent with the medical staff bylaws . New clinical services will be established by action of the board upon a recommendation of the medical staff as required by the medical staff bylaws.

(2) Service chiefs for each clinical services will be appointed and approved as set forth in the medical staff bylaws. The duties of the clinical service chiefs are set forth in the medical staff bylaws.

Effective: 10/6/2016
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3364
Rule Amplifies: 3364
Prior Effective Dates: 8/1/2012, 07/12/2014