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Guide for Changing Regulations



Any agency of the Los Angeles Division of the Academic Senate (e.g., the Executive Board, a Senate standing or special committee, a College, a School, a Department, or Faculty) can propose changes to Divisional legislation. In this guide, the unit that generates a legislative change proposal is referred to as the originating body responsible for taking proposals through each step of the change process, which is described in detail below.

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STEP 1. Developing a Proposal

• Originating body prepares the legislative change proposal

• Senate Staff inform colleagues as soon as possible of the pending legislation.


STEP 2. Preliminary Review (Optional)

• Originating body submits proposal to Committee on Rules and Jurisdiction for a preliminary review


STEP 3. Faculty Vote on Proposal

• Simple majority vote of affected faculty required to approve.


STEP 4. Council Review

• Originating body submits proposal and result of faculty vote to UgC or GC as appropriate

• Senate staff formally briefs colleagues at monthly Analysts meeting.


STEP 5. Formal CR&J Review

• Council forwards proposal to CR&J

• CR&J recommends changes as needed or rules on conformance

• CR&J returns recommendations and/or ruling to Council

• Senate Staff ensures appropriate staff members are copied on the decision


STEP 6. Executive Board Review

• Council forwards its recommendations, with CR&J recommendations and/or ruling, to the Executive Board with the proposal

• Executive Board considers substance and consequences of proposal, and may make suggestions to respective Council or originating body

• Executive Board places proposal on Legislative Assembly agenda (Consent Calendar or regular agenda)

• Senate Staff ensures appropriate staff members are copied on the decision


STEP 7. LGA Vote

• Representative of originating body is available to present the proposal and take questions

• Measure requires simple majority vote for adoption

• Senate Staff ensures appropriate bodies are informed/copied, included relevant staff members