Faculty Handbook

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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 [expand title=”Subsections”]

a. Responsibilities of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

b. Responsibilities of Faculty[/expand]

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

3. Policies on Appointments, Timing of Reviews, Resignations and Retirement [expand title=”Subsections”]

a. Terms and Conditions of Appointments

b. Types of Faculty Appointments

c. Maximum Probationary Period

d. Appointment and Review of Assistant Professors and Professional Librarians

e. Appointment and Review of Associate Professors

f. Appointment and Review of Professors[/expand]

4. Procedures with Regard to Promotion and Tenure [expand title=”Subsections”]

a. Sequence of Review

b. Procedures

c. Restriction on Voting

d. Role of the Chancellor in Appointments, Reappointments, Promotions, and the Granting of Tenure[/expand]

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

6. Reappointment, Nonreappointment, and Requirements of Notice and Review for Tenure Track Faculty [expand title=”Subsections”]

a. Fixed Terms of Service

b. Permissible and Impermissible Grounds for Nonreappointment

c. Procedure for Review in Cases of Nonreappointment

d. Review by Faculty Committee on Due Process

e. Further Appeals of the Chancellor’s Decision[/expand]

7. Termination of Employment for Reasons of Financial Exigency or Program Curtailment [expand title=”Subsections”]

a. Reasons for Terminating Employment

b. Termination Procedures

c. Assistance for Faculty Members and Rights to New Positions [/expand]

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 [expand title=”Subsections”]

A. UNC System Documents

B. University-wide Documents

C. Unit and departmental documents [/expand]

II. Other Documents Related to Promotion and Tenure [expand title=”Subsections”]

A. Faculty Grievance Committee Policies and Procedures

B. The Constitution of the Faculty, Article III, Section 12: Committee on Promotion and Tenure

C. Bylaws of the Constitution of the Faculty, Article III, Section 12 (6)

D. The Code of the UNCG Board of Trustees

E. Annual and Post-Tenure Review Policy for Faculty

F. Promotion and Tenure Form

G. Personal Exigency: Guidelines and Procedures[/expand]

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

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

4.  Appointment to Faculty Positions – Guidelines(PDF)

5.  Emeritus Status Guidelines (PDF)

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

7.   Ethics in Research (PDF)

8. Faculty Grievance Committee Policies and Procedures

8.  Graduate Faculty Appointment (PDF)

10.  Joint Faculty Appointments Guidelines (PDF)

11.  Nonreappointment Hearing Procedures (PDF)

12. Promotion Policies for Non-Tenure Track Faculty

13.  Promotion and Tenure Policies, UNCG

14.  Research Assignments

15.  Serious Sanction Cases (PDF)

16.  Titled Professors Appointment (PDF)

17.  Visiting Distinguished Professors Appointment (PDF) [/expand]

II. Fiscal Policies [expand title=”List of Fiscal Policies”]

1. Academic Assistance Program for EPA Employees – Instructions (PDF)

2. Benefits

3. Benefits Plans/Programs for Phased Retirement (PDF)

4. Community Service Leave Policy for Faculty (PDF)

5. Compensation Beyond Contract for EPA Employees – Guidelines (PDF)

6. Compensation Beyond Contract for EPA Employees – Policy (PDF)

7. Dual Employment (PDF)

8. Earnings Limitation for Retirement Benefits (PDF)

9. Family and Medical Leave Act

10. Military Leave, Faculty (PDF)

11. Non-Salary and Deferred Compensation Policy (PDF)

12. Personal Exigency (PDF)

13. Phased Retirement Program: Summary (PDF)

14. Phased Retirement Application and Re-Employment Agreement (PDF)

15. Phased Retirement General Release (PDF)

a. Phased Retirement Program: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

b. Phased Retirement Program: Institutional Guidelines (PDF)

c. Phased Retirement Program: Memo to Eligible Faculty Members (PDF)

16. Summer Session Compensation (PDF) [/expand]

III.Instructional Policies [expand title=”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

12. Student Policies Web Page [/expand]

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) [/expand]