Articles VIII - X
Article VIII: Parliamentary Authority
The rules contained in the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order shall govern the Upstate Faculty and Faculty Council in all cases to which they are applicable, and in which they are not inconsistent with the Bylaws, or the special rules of order of, the Upstate Faculty and Faculty Council.
Aricle IX: Amendments
Through the Upstate Council Committee, the Faculty Council shall review these Bylaws periodically but not less than every 2 years.
Bylaw amendments may be initiated by any member of the Upstate Faculty with a written petition of 10 faculty signatures representing all the colleges.
These Bylaws may be amended by a simple majority of those University Faculty members voting, provided that the proposed amendment is published and distributed to the University Faculty at least 30 days in advance of the vote.
The Bylaws shall be consistent with and subject to the Policies of the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York, the laws of the State of New York and the provision of agreements between the State of New York and the certified employee organization established pursuant to Article 13 of the Civil Service Law. Provisions of these Bylaws concerning consultation with the Faculty shall be subject to the approval of the President. All actions under these Bylaws shall be advisory to the Chancellor and the President.2 ( X:5:b)
Council Operations committee shall make editorial changes to these bylaws as needed. Changes considered editorial are at the discretion of the Council Operations committee. Editorial changes are defined as simple changes in grammar, punctuation, or wording that improve clarity, accuracy, or readability, but do not change the meaning of the document.
These bylaws were formally ameded on 7/30/16 by a vote of the faculty.
Initially ratified on July 17, 2012
Article X: Ratification of Bylaws
Bylaws and amendments voted upon and approved by the Faculty shall become effective upon signed approval of the President.