Section 1. AMENDING THE CONSTITUTION
- An amendment to this Constitution may be initiated by either the Board of Regents or the faculty.
- The amendment requires separate approval by both the Board of Regents and the Faculty Assembly.
- The Board of Regents and the Faculty Assembly shall individually determine their own rules governing the introduction and consideration of proposed amendments.
- An amendment shall not be deemed approved by the Faculty Assembly unless it receives endorsement by at least two-thirds of those faculty voting, a quorum being present, except as noted in paragraph e, below.
- If a particular provision of the Constitution establishes a validating vote in excess of two-thirds, then the amendment shall not be deemed approved unless it receives endorsement by at least that fraction of the vote specified in the provision, a quorum being present.
- If the amendment originated with the Board of Regents, the faculty secretary shall, through the president, inform the board of the Faculty Assembly’s action. If the amendment originated within the faculty, the faculty secretary shall inform the Board of Regents, through the president, of the assembly’s action if the amendment was approved.
- The amendment becomes operative upon approval by both the Faculty Assembly and the Board of Regents.