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Faculty Handbook

Faculty Handbook Cover Page & Mission

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


NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION: Applicants for admission and employment, students, parents of students, employees, sources of referral for admission and employment, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with Simpson College are hereby notified that this institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, veteran or veteran disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected characteristic in admission, access to, treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. Any persons having inquiries concerning Simpson College’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title VII, Title IX – Section 504 or Americans with Disabilities Act are directed to contact Mary Ellen Bartley-Nancarrow, Director of Human Resources, Simpson College, 701 North C Street, Indianola, Iowa 50125-1299, (515) 961-1511. Persons may also contact the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, regarding the institution’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title VII, Title IX – Section 504, or Americans with Disabilities Act.

TITLE IX: Simpson College does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender. Simpson College also prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. Reports of misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and concerns about noncompliance should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator. For a complete copy of the policy, more information, or to report an instance of sex or gender based discrimination, please contact the Title IX Coordinator (titleix@simpson.edu) and/or the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html