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Office of the Dean

The Faculty Handbook Project

We are in the process of editing and reorganizing the faculty handbook so that it becomes a more effective resource for faculty, staff, and administrators. Read why.

You can access the latest draft of the new faculty handbook through the fully linked table of contents below or through the pull-down menu at the top.

Much of the new faculty handbook is ready to go  as it involved simple cut-and-pasting from the current faculty handbook and a greater reliance on (working!)  links to documents and policies that are maintained elsewhere.

Content relating to tenure track promotions is under review and may be edited during the coming year following a very careful approval process. These sections will be kept up to date through coordination between the offices of the dean of faculty and deputy provost.

Please email deanoffaculty@cornell.edu should you have questions or suggestions that relate to this editing project.


1.  The Organization of the University

1.1  Departments, Colleges, Campuses
1.2 The Central Administration
1.3 The Assemblies
1.4 The University Faculty

2. The Faculty Senate

2.1 Overview
2.2 The Standing Committees

3. Titles, Appointments, Leaves

3.1 Description of Titles
3.2 Description of Title Modifiers
3.3 The Appointment Process
3.4 Nontenure Track Reappointments
3.5 Leaves
3.6 Resignation

4. Tenure Track Promotions [under review]

4.1 The Tenure Process
4.2 Promotion to Full Professor
4.3 Appeals

5. Retirement and Becoming Emeritus

5.1 Process for Becoming Emeritus/a
5.2 Perequisites and Opportunities
5.3 The Retirement Checklist

6. Policies and Assistance

6.1 Instruction
6.2 Research and Invention
6.3 Health and Safety
6.4 Ethical Practice
6.5 Financial Matters
6.6 Travel
6.7 Information and Communication
6.8 Campus Facilities and Services
6.9 Other

Appendix One: The University Bylaws
Appendix Two: Operating Principles of the University Faculty
Appendix Three: The Process of Modifying the Faculty Handbook

 

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