II.B.2. Educational Opportunities
Apart from its own offerings, the College strives to enrich students' education by allowing
approved studies to be taken at specified neighboring institutions, particularly where such studies
complement campus offerings in major and allied fields. Through the Birmingham Area
Consortium for Higher Education (BACHE), students may take approved courses at the
University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University of Montevallo, Miles College, and
Samford University. Students, Faculty, and Staff have access to libraries of the BACHE
institutions, as well.
The College encourages undergraduate research and scholarship through contract-learning
opportunities and fosters faculty/student collaboration in research, scholarship, and teaching
through the Charles B. Vail College Fellows Program. A student may receive academic credit or
a tuition scholarship if selected as a Vail Fellow. For more information, seeAppendix F .
College provides a number of opportunities for students to present their scholarly research and
creative productions, including the campus-wide Honoring Scholarship Conference on Honors
Day and various Senior Capstone experiences throughout the academic year, as well as through
the campus publications
The Southern Academic Review
. Students may also
pursue presentation opportunities in broader settings such as the National Conference of
Undergraduate Research, the ACS Women’s Studies Conference, the ACS Environmental
Studies Conference, the Latin American Studies Symposium, Southern Regional Honors Council
Conference, and other regional or national conferences or publications that accept undergraduate
II.C.1. Bylaws of Birmingham-Southern College
TheBylaws of Birmingham-Southern College ,
which aid in the governance of the College, were
adopted in 1973, amended in October, 1974, and updated in May, 1998, in October, 1999, in
October, 2003, and in May, 2008.
II.C.2. Board of Trustees
Ultimate authority at the College is vested in the Board of Trustees, whose membership and
functions are detailed in Articles II-V, VIII, and X of theCollege Bylaws .
II.D. ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION
Serving under the President are several officers, one for each major area of administration. The
functions of the principal administrative officers are summarized below.