Governance documents exist in each of the departments of the college. While the departmental documents establish the policies and procedures within each department, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences governance document takes precedence over departmental governance documents for matters at the college level. Should conflicts exist among department, college, and university documents, the higher-level governance document shall prevail. The college document complies with the university document (i.e., faculty handbook), and the departmental documents must comply with the college document. The rules and regulations of higher-level documents are still in effect even if absent from the lower-level document.