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FACULTY HANDBOOK

1998- 2000

TABLE OF CONTENTS

                    Preamble          

                    Statement of Ethical Values              

CHAPTER I - ORGANIZATION & GOVERNANCE

                    Oregon State Department of Higher Education                     

                    Western Oregon University                    

                    Administration                     

                            President

                            Assistant to the President

                            Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

                                    Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

                                    Dean of the College of Education

                                    Division Chairs

                            Vice President for Administration, Finance and Human Resources

                            Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

                            Vice President for University Advancement

                    University Governance                 

                            Faculty Senate

                            Faculty Committees

                                    Curriculum

                                    Academic Information Services

                                    Academic Requirements

                                    Graduate Study

                                    Honors

                                    International Education and Services

                                    Student Financial Aid and Scholarship

                                    Student Grievance and Concerns

                            School and Divisional Governance

                            Role of Unclassified Professional Staff

                            Role of Students

                            Faculty Professional Organizations

                                    WOU Federation of Teachers

                                    Association of Oregon Faculties

CHAPTER II Faculty POLICIES

                    Academic Ranks and Titles                 

                            Professor

                            Associate Professor

                            Assistant Professor

                            Adjunct Assistant Professor

                            Adjunct Instructor

                            Professor Emeritus

                            Graduate Faculty

                    Policies on Recruitment and Appointment                

                            Recruitment

                            Appointment of Faculty

                            Appointment of Summer Session Faculty

                            Appointment of Administrative Officers

                    Policies on Promotion and Tenure (See AFT Collective Bargaining Agreement)                 

                            Policies on Tenure

                            Review, Promotion in Rank and/or Advancement to Tenure

                                    General Procedures

                                    Annual Review of Non-tenured Faculty

                                    Periodic Review of Tenured Faculty

                                    Promotion in Rank

                                    Advancement to Tenure

                    Policies Relating to Severance                 

                            Non-Reappointment

                            Resignation

                            Termination Not for Cause

                                    Prolonged Mental or Physical Illness

                                    Financial Exigency

                                    Changes in the Educational Program

                            Termination or Sanctions for Cause

                    Professional Ethics                

                            Professional Standards of Conduct

                                    Relationships with Faculty

                                    Relationships with Students

                            Students with Disabilities

                            Specifically Prohibited Practices

                                    Conflicts of Interest

                                    Sexual Harassment

                    Professional Growth and Development                 

                            Research and Publication

                            Creative and Artistic Activity

                            Faculty Renewal and Development Programs

                            Research Support

                                    Adjusted Teaching Load

                                    Financial Support

                                    Required Reports and Research Activities

                    Service to the Institution                 

                            Department/Division

                            School

                            University

                            Public Service

                            Political Activity

                            Outside Employment and Related Compensation

                            Copyright Guidelines

                    Office Facilities                 

                            Assignment of Offices

                            Telephone Privileges

                            Secretarial Services

CHAPTER III - ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

                    General Academic Standards                 

                            Teaching

                                    Class Meetings

                                    Class Size

                                    Examinations

                                    Required and Recommended Texts and Manuals

                            Grading

                                    Incompletes

                                    Withdrawals

                                    Punctuality

                                    Change of Grade

                                    Cheating, Plagiarism, Etc.

                                    Class Absence

                                    Auditing Courses

                            Student Advising

                                    General Faculty Responsibility

                                    Assignment of Faculty

                                    Assignment of Students

                    Curriculum Management                 

                            New Programs

                            Program Changes

                            Courses

                                    New Courses

                                    Course Modifications

                                    Temporary Courses

                                    Course Content and Requirements

                                    Course Changes for Individuals

                                    Liberal Arts Core Curriculum Changes for Individuals

                                    Classes by Special Arrangement

                                    Distinction Between Graduate/Undergraduate Credit

                                    Seminars and Workshops

                                    Writing Components of Course Work

                    Academic Scheduling and Workload                 

                            Academic Work Year

                            Teaching Load

                            Reduction in Teaching Load

                            Non-Teaching Responsibilities

                            Dead Week

                            Reserved Hours

                            Hours on Campus

                            Office Hours

                            Student Grievances

CHAPTER IV - PERSONNEL POLICIES

                    Faculty Compensation                 

                            Salary Standards

                            Methods of Pay

                            Summer Session Salaries

                    Sabbatical Leave                 

                            Eligibility

                            Number and Length of Leaves

                            Stipend

                            Application Policies and Procedures

                            Obligations of Sabbatical Recipients

                    Leaves of Absence                 

                            Leave With Pay

                            Leave Without Pay

                            Faculty Exchanges

                            Sick Leave

                            Leave Laws

                                    Family Medical Leave (FMLA)

                                    Pregnancy and Parenting

                    Holidays                 

                    Professional Travel                 

                    Annual Notice of Appointment                 

                    Retirement Programs                 

                    Insurance Programs                 

                            Health Insurance

                            Other Insurance

                    Other Benefits                 

                            Staff Fees for Academic Study

                    Academic Facilities

                    Recreational Facilities

                    Notary Public

                    Identification Cards

                    Employee Assistance Program

                    Liability

CHAPTER V - Institutional Services

                    Library                

                            Faculty Loan Privileges

                            Inter-Library Loan and Cooperative Circulation Agreements

                            Library Instruction and Library Tours

                            Reference and Information Service

                            Reserve Policies

                    Educational Media Services                 

                            Faculty Resource Center

                            Media Resource Collection

                            Television Support Services

                            Production/Preparation of Teaching Materials

                            Media Resource Lab

                            Curriculum Lab

                            Duplicating Services

                    Academic Computing               

                    Office of Public Relations and Communications                 

                            Official Spokesperson in the Event of an Emergency

                            Cultivating Opportunities

                            Faculty Experts

                    Bookstore                

                    Werner University Center                

                    Mail Service                 

CHAPTER VI - ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES

                    Security and Campus Information Services                

                            Parking

                            Keys

                            Environmental Safety

                    Purchasing                 

                    Travel Regulations                 

                            In-State Travel

                            Out-of-State Travel

                            Reimbursement for Travel Expense

                            Motor Pool

                    Surplus Equipment, Furnishings and Supplies                 

                    Scheduling of Facilities                

                    Gifts and Bequests                

                    Emergency Closures of the University    

           

CHAPTER VII - EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

 

                    Affirmative Action Policy                 

                    Non-Discrimination Legislation and Orders                

                    Policy Regarding Affirmative Action            

                    Grievance Procedure for Discrimination Complaints            

                    Responsibilities for Implementation of the Plan                 

 

CHAPTER VIII ADHERENCE TO UNIVERSITY

REGULATIONS

 

                    Progressive Discipline                 

                    Grievance Procedure for Faculty                

APPENDICES

 

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