Faculty and Academic Staff Handbook
19th Edition, 2008
The Faculty and Academic Staff Handbook (Handbook) is a resource for all faculty and staff, defining the history, mission, educational design, organizational structure, compensation procedures, academic standards, and policies of the institution.
The official version of the Handbook is the on-line copy. A new edition of the Handbook will be saved each year on August 1. Old editions will be archived and made available through the Faculty Senate’s website.
Unless otherwise defined at the time of their passage, amendments to the Handbook take effect August 1 of each year. Each section of the Handbook can be amended by using the appropriate process defined below:
1. Rules and procedures developed pursuant to chapters UWS 3 to 8 by the faculty of each institution shall be forwarded by the Chancellor to the President and by the President to the Board for its approval prior to their taking effect. Such policies and procedures, unless disapproved or altered by the Regents, shall be in force and effect as rules of the Regents.
2. Wherever each institution is charged in chapters UWS 8 to 13 with adopting policies and/or procedures, the Chancellor shall develop these policies and procedures in consultation with the committee and, as appropriate, members of the faculty and student body. Policies and procedures developed by each institution for administering the elements of the academic staff personnel policies addressed by these rules shall be in full force and effect when finally approved by the Chancellor and forwarded to the Board. The Board may undertake a review of any or all portions of such policies and procedures but shall complete such review within 90 days of the receipt of the policies and procedures. Should the board within 90 days return to the institution any portion or portions of its policies and procedures as disapproved, that portion or portions shall be suspended until reconsideration and resubmission has occurred.
3. Administrative reorganizations (e.g. establishment of new colleges) and University mission statements require Board of Regents approval.