Section 1. The University Senate, subject to veto by the University faculty, shall have the power to recommend through the President to the Board of Regents any amendments to or any modifications of or any appeal from any portion of or all of these Statutes.
Section 2. The University Senate shall recommend amendments to the Statutes of the University in the following manner.
A. The Committee on University Statutes and Senate Bylaws of the University Senate shall serve to initiate and review proposals to amend the University Statutes.
B. Amendments which affect administrative officers or pertain to administrative policies of the University may be proposed to the Committee on University Statutes and Senate Bylaws by the President and Administrative Council.
C. Proposals to amend which originate in the Senate but outside the committee shall be presented to the committee for consideration and for a recommendation to the University Senate at least by the next regularly-scheduled meeting of the Senate. Proposals arising in the University Senate meetings, except in reports of the Committee on Statutes and Bylaws, shall be referred to the Committee for consideration and a recommendation at the next meeting.
D. The committee may propose amendments, or report its recommendations concerning proposals for amendments, at any regular meeting of the University Senate or at any special meeting called for the purpose of amending. The committee shall submit all such proposals and recommendations in writing to the members of the University Senate not later than ten (10) days prior to the meeting of the University Senate.
E. Proposed amendments must be adopted by a two-thirds majority of the University Senate members present, provided the required quorum is present at the time of voting.
A. Amendments to these Statutes also may be proposed at any time by any member of the faculty or officer of the administration. Proposals originating outside the University Senate Committee on University Statutes and Senate Bylaws shall be submitted in writing to the President of the University Senate who shall transmit them within one (1) week to the Committee on University Statutes and Senate Bylaws. After due deliberation, the committee shall report such proposed amendments and its recommendations to the university faculty for its consideration not later than one (1) regular meeting after the day on which the committee receives the proposed amendment, or not later than the second regular meeting after such day if the committee receives the proposed amendment ten (10) days or less prior to a regular faculty meeting.
B. Amendments to the Statutes proposed under this section must be approved by a two-thirds majority of the university faculty members present, provided the required faculty quorum is present at the time of voting.
Section 4. The President shall have the right to veto any amendment to these Statutes by advising the Committee on University Statutes and Senate Bylaws, within thirty (30) days after approval by the university faculty of such amendment, of the President's veto and stating in writing the reasons therefore. The Committee shall transmit a copy of the President's veto statement to each member of the faculty. Subsequently, the Committee may:
A. Recommend to the initiating body (either the Senate or full faculty) that no action be taken and that the veto be allowed to stand.
B. Confer with the President and attempt to work out an acceptable compromise for recommendation to the appropriate initiating body.
C. Request the President to call a special meeting of the appropriate initiating body to reconsider its approval or to reapprove its original action, with a request that the President reconsider. Senate or faculty reapproval of its original action must be by two-thirds majority of Senate or faculty members present at such meeting at which a quorum is present. If either the University Senate or faculty or the President refuses to recede, and if agreement cannot be reached, the matter shall be referred to the Board of Regents for review pursuant to the pertinent policies of the Board.
Section 5. These Statutes and amendments thereto become effective only after approval by the Board of Regents.
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