Faculty Handbook

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Table of Contents/Faculty Handbook Overview (PDF)

1. Faculty

I. Constitution of the General Faculty (PDF):

i.   Preamble

ii.  Article I: The General Faculty

Click to read the Sections for General Faculty

iii. Article II: The Faculty Senate

Click to read the Sections for Faculty Senate

iv. Article III: Amendments to the Constitution of the General Faculty

v.  Bylaws of the General Faculty and Faculty Senate

a. Article I: Policies on Committee Elections and Appointments

b. Article II: Standing Committee Structure and Changes

1. Section 1: Committees Composed Solely for Senator
Click to read the List of Committees

2. Section 2: Committees Composed of Elected Members of the General Faculty and Ex-Officio Members
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II. College and Schools

i.   Bryan School of Business and Economics

ii.  College of Arts and Sciences

iii. Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

iv.  School of Education

v.   School of Health and Human Sciences

vi.  School of Music, Theater and Dance

vii. School of Nursing

2. Policies

I. Personnel Policies

1. Academic Freedom, Tenure and Due Process, UNCG (PDF)

i. The Regulations

1. Principles of Academic Freedom and Responsibility in the University Community Click to read the Subsections

2. General Policies on Appointment, Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure

3. Policies on Appointments, Timing of Reviews, Resignations and Retirement Click to read the Subsections

4. Procedures with Regard to Promotion and Tenure Click to read the Subsections

5. Rights of Special Faculty Members and Fixed-Term Faculty Appointments

6. Reappointment, Nonreappointment, and Requirements of Notice and Review for Tenure Track Faculty Click to read the Subsections

7. Termination of Employment for Reasons of Financial Exigency or Program Curtailment Click to read the Subsections

8. Discharge or Imposition of Serious Sanctions

9. Implementation of these Regulations

      10. Amendments

ii.  Appendix: Documents Governing the Promotion and Tenure Process at The University of the North Carolina at Greensboro

I.  Major Documents Click to read the Subsections

II. Other Documents Related to Promotion and Tenure Click to read the Sections for General Faculty

2.  Access to and Retention of Data

3. Annual and Post-Tenure Review Policy for Faculty (PDF)

4. Appeal Guidelines for Designated Exempt Employees(EPA) (PDF)

5.  Appointment to Faculty Positions – Guidelines(PDF)

6.  Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy

7. Copyright Ownernship and Use

8. Emeritus Status Guidelines (PDF)

9.  Employees Exempt from the State Personnel Act (EPA), (UNCG) (PDF)

10.   Ethics in Research (PDF)

11. Faculty Grievance Committee Policies and Procedures

12.  Graduate Faculty Appointment (PDF)

13.  Joint Faculty Appointments Guidelines (PDF)

14.  Minors in Research Laboratories Policy

15.Nonreappointment Hearing Procedures (PDF)

16. Patents and Invention Policy

17. Promotion Policies for Non-Tenure Track Faculty

18.  Promotion and Tenure Policies, UNCG

19.  Research Assignments

20.  Serious Sanction Cases (PDF)

21.  Titled Professors Appointment (PDF)

22.  Visiting Distinguished Professors Appointment (PDF)

II. Fiscal Policies [Click to read the Subsections

III.Instructional Policies Click to read the List of Instructional Policies

1. Blackboard Use Policy (from the University Policy Manual)

2. Class Attendance (Religious Observance and Class Attendance Policy) (PDF)

3. Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom

4. Distance Education Policy (PDF)

5. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“Buckley” Amendment) – FERPA

6. Faculty Workload

7. Independent Studies – Guidelines (PDF)

8. Provisional Course Substitutions (PDF)

9. Religious Observance and Class Attendance Policy (PDF)

10. Signs of Distress

11. Student Crisis Management Policy

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IV. Other Policies [expand title=”List of Other Policies”]

1. Academic Departments and Appointment of Department Heads

2. Adjunct Faculty Appointments (PDF)

3. Alcoholic Beverages on Campus

4. Adverse Weather and Campus Closure

5. Animal Subjects in Research, Protection (PDF)

6. Computer Use Policy, Employees and Students 

7. Discriminatory Conduct

8. Honorary Degree Guidelines and Procedures (PDF)

9. Human Subjects in Research, Protection (PDF)

10. Illegal Drugs Policy

11. Improper Relations Between Students and Employees (The UNC Policy Manual)

12. Part-time Faculty (PDF)

13. Search Committees for Faculty (PDF) (Search Leader Checklist (PDF))

14. Spousal Hiring Program (PDF)

15. Sexual Harassment Policy

16. Smoking Policy

17. Undue Favoritism

18. Unlawful Workplace Harassment Policy and Plan

19. Voluntary Shared Leave Policy for EPA Nonfaculty Employees and Faculty Members Holding 12-Month Appointments (PDF)

3. Services

1. Clinical Services

2. Faculty Personnel Services

3. Information Technology Services

4. University Registrar’s Office – UNCG