Handbook Modification, Amendment and Revision

The implementation, modification, amendment and revision of this Handbook is governed by the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement. The Department faculty will review and update this Handbook, as needed, but at least every three (3) years. Suggestions for modifications or amendments to the Handbook may be initiated at any time by the Chair or by any faculty member. Proposed modifications or amendments are subject to discussion, revision, and recommendation by the FAC. Should the FAC determine that any section, or indeed the entire Handbook, requires revision, it may charge an ad hoc subcommittee from the Department with the task of developing the needed revisions within a reasonable time. Upon approval by the FAC, these revisions will be submitted to the Department faculty for approval. If the Chair concurs with a proposed modification, amendment or revision, he/she will recommend the change(s) to the Dean. The revised section(s) or Handbook can take effect only upon approval of the Dean. In reviewing this Handbook the Dean may request revisions before lending final approval. If these revisions are not adopted by the Department, the Dean shall consult the CAC with regard to the provision(s) in dispute before making a final determination and certifying final approval of the Handbook. Further, the Dean may direct that the Handbook be modified, amended or revised to reflect changes in College or University policy.