Faculty Handbook

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According to Section 15.2.2.1. of the current Faculty Handbook (dated August 11, 2014), the standing Faculty Handbook Revision Committee (FHRC) considers suggested revisions to the Handbook that are deemed substantive and pressing. The FHRC consists of six appointed members. Three members are from the tenured faculty and three members are academic administrators. The chair-elect of the Faculty Senate and The Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs also serve as ex officio members without vote. From the six voting members, the FHRC elects a chair at the beginning of each academic year. You can view current members of the FHRC via the link on the left of this page.

As mandated in Section 15.2.2.3.2 of the Faculty Handbook, a septennial review of the Handbook was completed during 2013-14.  FHRC reviewed all sections of the Handbook and made recommendations to improve accuracy, clarity, and consistency based on broad input from faculty and administration. The next complete review will be in 2020-21. However, the Faculty Handbook is a living document, so the FHRC recognizes that there may be significant issues with the Handbook or with respect to conditions in the university that are substantive and need to be addressed. Therefore, the FHRC welcomes input from relevant parties on issues that require attention.

If you would like to suggest a specific topic for FHRC review, please send the information to the Chair along with the rationale for the change/issue. Likewise, you may provide feedback on the work of the committee. For historical purposes, the FHRC’s draft documents from 2013-14 revisions are accessible to the campus community through the Handbook Revision Drafts link on the left. The New Handbook Revision Issues link also on the left is for the 2014-15 year to show current work.

David Goodwin
FHRC Chair 2014–2015


The FHRC welcomes input from the campus community.  Anonymous suggestions and comments are perfectly acceptable. However, suggestions and comments from an identifiable source are often more useful because they allow for follow-up discussions for clarification of issues. Thank you.

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