Westside Nature Preserve Center
The Westside Nature Preserve Center (WNPC) was established by resolution of the Board of Trustees of the Connecticut State University to promote instruction and research in the biological and environmental sciences at Western Connecticut State University. The development of the Westside Nature Preserve to achieve this objective will occur so as to maintain its preserve nature. The objective of creating the WNPC is twofold: to have the future of the WNPC secured by its inclusion in the future strategic planning of the University, and to establish an entity for attracting support for the development and maintenance of the WNPC.
Article I – Name
The name of this center shall be the Westside Nature Preserve Center (WNPC) of Western Connecticut State University.
Article II – Objective or Purpose
Article III – Operations
Article IV – Administration
The President of the University or designee is responsible for the operation of the Center, its activities and regulations. The instructional and research programs will be administered by qualified biologists. They will be responsible to the President via the Director of the Center, the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, and the Provost/Academic Vice President.
Article V – Evaluation
An annual report of the Center’s activities and an accounting of all funds it generates and spends will be submitted to the Senate and the President of the University or designee.
Article VI – membership And Term of Office
All biologists who are full-time, tenure-track members of the Western Connecticut State University faculty will be, if they wish, voting members of the Center.
Article VII – Minutes And Bylaws Amendments
Minutes of all WNPC meetings will be distributed to members of the WNPC, 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 WNPC meeting and approval of the University Senate.
Senate Approval: May 18, 1994 (R94-5-3)
Admin. Approval: June 27, 1994