3.2 Role of the Faculty Senate

All recommended modifications to the Handbook shall be forwarded by the Handbook Committee to the Faculty Senate for review and comment.  The process of Faculty Senate review shall take place as soon as practicable, but in no case shall the entire process exceed thirty days.  If the Senate does not formally respond to the forwarded material within the above time frame, its acquiescence shall be presumed.  If the Senate regards any proposed Handbook modification as unacceptable, it shall prepare a written statement containing its specific objections to the proposed material and deliver it to the Handbook Committee for discussion and reconsideration.  If after further deliberations the Handbook Committee declares an impasse regarding the disputed issue, a conciliation committee shall be appointed as set forth in Section 3.4.