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The voting faculty overwhelmingly approved four revisions to the College Handbook by-laws during a campus-wide referendum held in late January and early February. The proposed changes have been forwarded to the President’s Cabinet for its review and approval.

At its Dec. 1 meeting, the Faculty Senate had unanimously approved adopting the revisions to Articles X, XI, XIII and XIV of the bylaws and sending the proposed changes to a campus-wide referendum.

The revisions, collectively, give the senate the option to use electronic software to improve the current, cumbersome process of mailing paper ballots and envelopes to its constituents. Also included was the revision to reset the mandatory five-year period for Faculty Senate governance structure review. The next scheduled review will take place during the 2012-13 academic year.

The revisions, as listed in the College Handbook, include Article X, Elections; Article XI: Conduct of Business; Article XIII: Review of Governance Structure; and Article XIV: Amendments.