Amendments to the Faculty Handbook may be proposed to Faculty Council at any time by any member of the faculty or administration. Faculty Council will establish a standing committee (The Faculty Handbook Amendment Committee) to consider these proposals in conjunction with the president, the provost & vice president for academic affairs, and college counsel. Faculty will be apprised of proposals, and an opportunity for faculty comments and suggestions will be provided. On substantive proposals, the committee will ascertain faculty opinion.
The process is as follows: If the FHAC approves an amendment, the Chair of FHAC will consult with the provost and college counsel to review the amendment prior to presenting it to Faculty Council.
The FHAC Chair then presents the amendment to Faculty Council; if Council approves the amendment, the FC Chair informs the provost, providing the outlined and documented changes sent to Council by the FHAC.
If approved by the provost, the proposal is then brought to the president for approval. If the president approves, the document is forwarded to the next meeting of the Board of Trustees. If approved by the Trustees, the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs will initiate the required changes to the official copies of the Faculty Handbook.
Volume IV describes rights and responsibilities of the faculty and, as such, is part of the rules and regulations of the College. The provisions of the Faculty Handbook (including the amendment procedure described above) are not intended to supersede or alter the authority of the Ithaca College Board of Trustees or its bylaws.
May 19, 2018