The School of Public Health and Health Professions (hereafter referred to as the "School") affirms its commitment to collegiality as the most effective basis upon which to manage its affairs and to maintain excellence in its trifold mission of teaching, research, and professional service. The Bylaws of the School should be interpreted in this light.
At the same time, the Faculty acknowledges that the School, its administrative officers, and its faculty are subject to rules of law and social policies which impinge on the principles of collegiality. These Bylaws are to be interpreted in such a manner as to be consistent with applicable law while at the same time giving the greatest possible weight to the faculty commitment to sharing with their colleagues in administrative office, the burdens and benefits of cooperative management and development of the School.
It is the intention of the Faculty of the School that this preamble be a part of its Bylaws.