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A. The responsibility for reviewing and amending Parts 1, 3, 4, and 8 are within the jurisdiction of the faculty but are delegated to the appropriate administrative office changes and subject to review by the faculty.
B. The following procedure is adopted as an orderly process for the initiation and consideration of amendments to Part 2, 5, 6, and 7 Sections of the Faculty Handbook.
1. Proposed revisions to the above Parts can be made by the faculty member, faculty committees, the vice president for academic affairs, the president, Board of Regents, or the Board for Higher Education.
Proposals are routed to the Faculty Handbook Committee through the vice president for academic affairs.
The following procedure is used:
a. Proposals are made in the form of texts intended to replace, in whole or in part, or to adapt some current expressions of the Handbook.
b. A particular proposal should contain alterations for no more than one section (such as Section 2.72);
c. The proposals should include a brief explanation of the reason(s) for proposing the revision accompanying the proposal; and
d. Recognized governing bodies or committees must pass upon such proposed amendments by a simple majority vote.
2. Procedure
a. The vice president for academic affairs may appoint an ad hoc Faculty Handbook Committee to consider Faculty Handbook amendments. This committee, upon receipt of a written proposal submitted to it by the vice president for academic affairs, may choose one of the following courses of action:
i. It may receive and transmit it to the president and the plenary faculty without change or comment;
ii. It may endorse it and attach its endorsement to the original proposal;
iii. With the consent of the submitter, it may either alter or amend a proposal before transmitting it to the president and plenary faculty;
iv. If the submitter does not agree to such alterations or amendments, the Faculty Handbook Committee may object to the proposal and attach its objections or amendment before sending it to the president and faculty assembly.
b. The plenary faculty accepts or rejects the amendments, by a simple majority vote of that body. The plenary faculty may modify the proposal and accept the modification, or may return to the Faculty Handbook Committee for further work or modification.
3. Internal Processing
a. Internal monitoring of the Faculty Handbook is done by the office of the vice president for academic affairs. This includes additions of synodical convention policy changes as reflected in new editions of the Synodical Handbook, clarification of wording, etc. These changes do not require faculty approval nor do changes in Sections 1, 3, or 4, require formal faculty approval. Announcements of changes in these sections are made in the CSP Bulletin. Concerns may be expressed to the appropriate Cabinet officer within a week after publication in the CSP Bulletin.
b. All new members of the faculty shall receive a copy of the Faculty Handbook at the time of their initial appointment as a new faculty member. Such copy must contain PART 2 in the form that will apply during the contract term. Continuing members of the faculty will receive copies of revisions on an ongoing basis. Changes made in the Faculty Handbook will be appended to the Faculty/Staff Bulletin.
C. Proposals under discussion by the Board of Regents have no status, not even a promissory one, until final action by the Board has been taken.

Last modified: March 15, 2018