Articles VII - X


Article VIII     Parliamentary Authority

The rules contained in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order shall govern the Upstate Faculty and Upstate 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 Upstate Faculty Council. 

Article IX     Amendments

Through the Upstate Affairs Committee, the Upstate 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 voting, provided that the proposed amendment is distributed to the Faculty at least 30 days in advance of the meeting and published in full.

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)

If changes to the Board of Trustee Policies, Faculty Senate Bylaws or policies and procedures make these Bylaws out of compliance, the Upstate Affairs Committee may make editorial changes. 

Article X     Ratification of Bylaws

Bylaws and amendments voted upon and approved by the Faculty shall become effective upon signed approval of the President.