7.1 Any member of the University community may initiate a proposal to amend or revise this document.

7.2 A proposal to amend or revise this document must be concurrently submitted, in written form, to the chairperson of the College Advisory Council of each of the three medical colleges.

7.3 Upon receiving the proposed amendment or revision, each College Advisory Council shall take the following action:

7.3.1 A written copy of the proposal must be distributed to all medical students and voting faculty of the college.

7.3.2 All medical students and faculty must be advised in writing of meetings(s) where the proposal will be discussed. Such meeting(s) may be held separately for students and faculty or conjointly.

7.3.3 Ballots (either paper or electronic) must be provided to all enrolled students and voting faculty in each of the medical colleges to approve the proposed revision.

7.3.4 Approval of the proposed amendment/revision shall require a majority vote in each medical college by all currently enrolled students and voting faculty who submit a written ballot.

7.4 In the event that all three medical colleges do not approve the proposed amendment/revision, each College Advisory Committee shall select one faculty member and one student from its membership to meet to coordinate further action.

7.5 Proposals for amending or revising this document that have been approved by all the medical colleges shall be submitted to the Academic Council.

7.6 The Academic Council shall review the proposed amendment/revision and either approve or reject it in accordance with the Bylaws for Academic Governance. A proposed amendment/revision that is rejected by the Academic Council shall be returned to the College Advisory Council of each medical college along with a written explanation for the rejection. This explanation may include suggestions for alteration of the proposal. A proposed amendment/revision that is approved by the Academic Council shall be forwarded to the President, who shall present it to the Board of Trustees.

7.7 The Board of Trustees shall review each proposed amendment and revision to this document and may approve it, at which time it shall become effective, or reject it and return it to the Academic Council.

7.8 The deans of the medical colleges shall be responsible for informing college faculty and medical students of the action taken on a proposed amendment/revision.