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Handbook Modification, Amendment, and Revision

The implementation, modification, amendment and revision of this Handbook is governed by the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.

  1. Periodic Review and Possible Revision

    Every five (5) years, the Chair, after consultation with the FAC, will convene an ad hoc Handbook Review Committee. The committee will review the entire handbook and make a recommendation to the FAC concerning any additions or revisions to any sections of the handbook that may be appropriate or desirable. If the committee recommends specific additions or changes, these will be reviewed and evaluated by the FAC. A 2/3 vote by members of the FAC is required for approval of the proposed handbook revision.

  2. Revision in Light of Change in University Policy or Applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements

    Within one semester of any change to any University Policy or applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) that renders current handbook language incomplete or inconsistent with University Policy or the CBA, the Chair, after consultation with the FAC, will convene an ad hoc Handbook Review Committee. The committee will review the changes in University Policy or the applicable CBA and the specific sections of the handbook plausibly affected by the change and make a recommendation to the FAC concerning possible revisions to those sections of the handbook. If the committee determines that revisions to existing handbook language are required, the revisions recommended by the committee will be reviewed and evaluated by the FAC. A 2/3 vote by members of the FAC is required for approval of the proposed handbook revision.

  3. Review at Request of FAC or Chair

    In addition, the FAC or Chair may request a review of the entire handbook or sections thereof outside of the five year periodic review and independent of any change in University Policy or applicable CBAs. In such a case, the Chair, after consultation with the FAC, will convene an ad hoc Handbook Review Committee. The committee will review the entire handbook or sections thereof as requested and make a recommendation to the FAC concerning any additions or revisions to any sections of the handbook that may be appropriate or desirable. If the committee recommends specific additions or changes, these will be reviewed and evaluated by the FAC. A 2/3 vote by members of the FAC is required for approval of the proposed handbook revision.

  4. Submission of Handbook to the Dean

    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.