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  Cornell University

The University Faculty

Office of the Dean

The New Faculty Handbook

Here is a link to  the current faculty handbook.

We are in the process of editing and reorganizing this document so that it becomes a more effective resource for faculty. 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.

Please email 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

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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