Roberts Rules of Order, Newly Revised, ed. H.M. Robert III et al., 10th rev. ed. (New York: Perseus Books, 2000) will govern the Department's deliberations in all cases where they apply and where they are not in conflict with Handbook rules or any subsequent by-laws, or those rules and by-laws of the University or the College of Arts and Sciences. Where possible a motion seriously affecting policy of the Department or its committees or affecting interpretation of policy should be circulated in writing prior to the next Departmental or committee meeting. All minutes of Departmental meetings will be distributed electronically to the Faculty, Dean, and Provost prior to the next scheduled meeting.