Faculty Handbook

Changes to the Faculty Handbook for the 2016-2017  Academic Year include:
-  Content aligned with the Administrative Manual
-  Updates to University Committees, including: adding an Affiliate Faculty Advisory Committee; change in University Assessment Committee membership

Changes to the Faculty Handbook for the 2015-2016  Academic Year included:

  •        Revisions to various committees, including
              Academic Computing Advisory Committee change to name,
                 membership & purpose
             Campus Life Committee membership
             Computing Policy and Planning Committee eliminated
             ECS Timeline for Agenda Distribution Change
             Faculty Facilities Planning Advisory Committee membership
             Faculty Teaching & Learning Center Advisory Committee
             New Program Council membership
             Review of New Minors
            University Judiciary Committee name change to University
                Conduct Committee
              Writing Skills Committee description
  •        Course Grade Information
  •        Curricular Review of New Programs
  •        Faculty Activity Plans / Faculty Activity Reports (FAP / FAR)

PLEASE NOTE: Any changes to the Faculty Handbook requiring approval by the Board of Trustees and included in the Administrative Manual, Chapter 4, Sections 1 and 2, can be found here.

Changes to the Faculty Handbook for the 2014-2015  Academic Year included:

  •        Revisions to University Assessment Committee Membership
  •        Change in Faculty Workload Expectations language
  •        Adding Graduate Student Representation on Committees
  •        Defining Quorum for standing committees
  •        Revision to New Programs Council Membership
  •        Adding Partner Accommodation language

Changes to the Faculty Handbook for the 2013-14 Academic Year included:

  •        Change in UCC responsibilities and practices and responsibility    
                 for  curriculum development
  •        Honors Designation in Majors and Minors
  •        UCC and FSBC Collaboration
  •        Restructuring of Graduate Council 
  •        Policy on the Establishment and Revision of AP Scores
  •        Graduate Academic Policy on Reserved Course Numbers 
  •        Change in University Faculty Election reporting dates
  •        Adjunct Faculty Title Change to Part-Time Faculty
  •        Revised language on Collegiality and Faculty Mentoring

Changes to the Faculty Handbook for the 2012-13 Academic Year included:

  •        Contents aligned with the Administrative Manual
  •        Graduate Policies added 
  •        Membership of some committees modified
  •        Addition of a Mentoring component for new faculty
  •        Changes to the Faculty Salary Adjustment Program
  •        Reordering of some sections 



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