Faculty Handbook

Faculty Handbook Cover Page and Mission Statement

Part I: Constitution and Bylaws – Information about faculty meetings and faculty committees.

Part II: Personnel Policies – Policies concerning contracts and appointments, reappointment, tenure, promotion, and more. This section includes the expectations for teaching, advising, scholarship and service.

Part III: Personnel Procedures – Procedures for formative and summative reviews of faculty, sabbaticals, grievances and faculty personnel files.

Part IV: Academic Policies – Policies regarding academic integrity, class attendance, graduation requirements, honors, suspension and more.

Part V: Information – Information about academic advising, faculty office hours, the Institutional Review Board (ethics board for research with human participants) and more.

Part VI: Gen Ed Program – Engaged Citizenship Curriculum, Simpson Colloquium, Areas of Engagement, Embedded Skills and Capstone in the Major.

Part VII: Appendix A – AAUP – Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure from AAC&U.

Part VII: Appendix B – Guidelines for support letters from off-campus colleagues, on-campus colleagues and students.

Part VII: Appendix C – Guidelines for mid-probationary (third-year) review.

Part VII: Appendix D – Writing the Support Letter

Part VII: Appendix E – A Statement of the Faculty Regarding Diversity and Inclusion at Simpson College