Most bodies have a constitution or a set of by-laws or a governance
document that acts as a constitution. Usually this constitution
specifies a parliamentary authority. The actual parliamentary
practices are determined by:
The constitution or by-laws
The parliamentary authority adopted by the group
with later items applying only the extent that they are consistent
with earlier ones. For instance, the UNBC Senate is
governed first by the
Act (as revised by the
Amendment Act), then by
and, where not explicitly contradicted or modified by the previous
two, by Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised (SH§3(a)(ii)) .
Most UNBC bodies mandate the use of
Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised.
The College of Science and Management specifies
Robert’s Rules of Order as its parliamentary
authority (see the CSAM
Constitution § 2.2.2)
The College of Arts, Social, and Health Sciences Governance document was
approved by Senate Motion S-200412.06, but I am unable to find an online
reference to its content.