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.  When a proposed modification or amendment involves a major change in Department policy or practice the Chair will solicit the input and seek the recommendation of the entire Faculty.  When the recommendation of the entire Faculty is sought, the vote shall be by secret ballot and the deadline for ballots shall be no earlier than 10 days after the proposed changes are submitted to the Faculty. If the Chair concurs with a proposed modification, amendment or revision, he/she will recommend the change(s) to the Dean.  All modifications, amendments and revisions of the Handbook require the 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.