Procedure for Amending the Handbook

The implementation, modification, amendment and revision of this Handbook are governed by the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.  The 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 Dean or Assistant/Associate Dean or by any full-time faculty member. Proposed modifications or amendments are subject to discussion, revision, and recommendation by the Faculty Affairs Committee which forwards its recommendations to the Faculty Council which forwards its recommendation to the Campus Dean.  

A proposed amendment, modification, or revision to this Handbook which receives support from two-thirds of the voting Faculty Council members will be considered a positive recommendation to the Campus Dean.  Copies of the proposal shall be sent to all members at least two weeks prior to the meeting at which it is to be considered.  Faculty Council support or nonsupport of the proposal will be forwarded to the appropriate University officials for consideration.  
All modifications, amendments and revisions of the Handbook require the approval of the Campus Dean and the Provost.  In reviewing this Handbook, the Dean may request revisions before lending final approval.  Further, the Dean may direct that the Handbook be modified, amended or revised to reflect changes in College or University policy.