Center for Galactic Astronomy
The Center for Galactic Astronomy (CfGA) was established to promote instruction and research in astronomy and astrophysics at Western Connecticut State University. The Center for Galactic Astronomy engages in a variety of professional activities, including the sponsorship of professional conferences, symposia and publishing proceedings. It is the organizational vehicle under which grants and contributions are solicited; students and faculty engage in research activities at astronomical research institutions, including Western Connecticut State University, other universities, observatories and astronomy consortia.
Article I – Name
The name of this center shall be the Center for Galactic Astronomy (CfGA) of Western Connecticut State University.
Article II – Object Or purpose
Article III – Operations
Article IV – Administration
The President of the University or his designee is responsible for the operation of the Center, its activities and regulations. The instruction and research programs shall be administered by qualified astronomers. They will be responsible to the President via the Provost/Academic Vice President and the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.
Article V – Evaluation
An annual report of the Center’s activities and an account of all funds it generates will be submitted to the Senate and the President of WCSU or his designee.
Article VI – Membership And Term Of Office
Any astronomical and technical professional hired by the University, employed on a full-time basis and affiliated with the CfGA with the rank of Instructor or above, will be a voting member of the Center.
Article VII – Minutes And Bylaws Amendments
Minutes of all CfGA meetings shall be distributed to the members of the CfGA, the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, the University President, and the Senate Archivist.
Bylaws may be amended by a majority vote of members present at any regularly scheduled CfGA meeting and approved by the Senate.
Senate Approval: May 19, 1993 (R93-5-5)
Admin. Approval: June 17, 1993