2010-2011 Faculty Handbook

University Faculty Handbook

The Board of Visitors adopted a new University Faculty Handbook on April 15, 2011. This Handbook takes effect in the fall 2011 semester and replaces the Handbook passed in April 2010 that was approved to cover the 2010-11 academic year. The final copy of this Handbook is in preparation and it will be posted here as soon as it is finish (probably by July 2011). The Handbook will be available in both HTML and PDF versions. In the meantime, please refer to the final draft of the August 2011 Handbook, available at the link below.


The University Faculty Handbook for AUGUST 2011


The August 2011version of the Faculty Handbook will supersede all previous versions, and its terms will replace those contained in all previous versions. The Office of the Provost will maintain the official version of the Faculty Handbook, which may be amended as necessary according to the procedures outlined within (§1.12). The Office of the Provost will notify the faculty of any changes by appropriate and expeditious means, and the official version of the Faculty Handbook shall be updated to reflect such changes. Persons with questions about the Faculty Handbook should contact the Office of the Provost.

When a Handbook-specified date or deadline falls on a weekend, a holiday, or during a University recess, the operational date or deadline in all instances will be the first University business day after that weekend, holiday, or recess.

While this Handbook contains much useful information, other official publications (such as the Academic Catalogs) also contain information about institutional policies and procedures that faculty members are expected to follow in their various roles. Additionally, other offices will from time to time distribute information about policies and procedures that apply generally to all employees.