Article VIII. Amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws

A. Amendments to the Constitution. Amendments to this constitution shall be made only by a motion or resolution and a mail ballot to the full voting membership of the Faculty Senate, who shall be provided the full text of the proposed amendment(s). A mail ballot proposing amendment(s) may be authorized by a simple majority vote either at a Faculty Senate meeting or at a meeting of the Faculty Council. Mail ballots shall be conducted as outlined in Article II.C.3, except that the ballots shall be distributed only after September 1 and prior to April 1 and shall not be tallied sooner than 60 days from the time of their distribution. Approved amendments shall go into effect 60 days after approval. Amendments that require enabling revisions to the Laws of the Regents or Regent policies shall go into effect upon approval of those revisions by the Board of Regents.

B. Amendments to the Bylaws. Amendments to the Bylaws shall be orderly. Procedures for amendments to bylaws of the Faculty Senate committee(s) are specified in Bylaws, section II.C.2; procedures for amendments to all other bylaws are specified in the Bylaws, section VIII.B. Amendments that require enabling revisions to the Laws of the Regents orRegent policies shall go into effect upon approval of those revisions by the Board of Regents.