Faculty Handbook


This site has been updated to incorporate the Handbook changes passed by the Board of Visitors in April 2015. The Board is scheduled to adopt additional Handbook changes when it meets in early August; these are the changes needed to establish an 18-member University Faculty Council. President Rick Hurley announced  in an email to all faculty on May 8, 2015 that he would request that the Board take this step under the authority available to him under the terms specified in §2.2.4 of the Faculty Handbook (Action by the President in Areas of Authority Delegated to the Faculty). As soon as the Board acts, the additional Handbook needed modifications will be made and the 2015-16 Faculty Handbook will then be complete. The new Handbook takes effect on August 16, 2015.

Use the links at the left to view sections of the current University Faculty Handbook through your web browser. These sections include all the recently passed Handbook changes.

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*If you notice any errors in the online Faculty Handbook, contact John Morello or Amy O’Reilly to identify corrections needed.

Adjunct Faculty Handbook

(shortcut to sections of the Faculty Handbook particularly relevant to adjunct faculty)

The University Faculty Handbook applies to all teaching faculty. While most of the Handbook applies in the same way to all teaching faculty, certain sections of it pertain specifically to part-time (adjunct) faculty. Those sections are: Part-time appointments Summer session contract (see the part of this section applying to adjuncts)

3.5 Rank of adjunct instructor

3.7.2 Affiliate faculty

5.4 Academic policies and regulations

5.7.5 Access to resources (scroll to bottom at this link)

6.10 Evaluation of adjunct faculty

Please note that all other sections of the Handbook apply to adjuncts. In particular, section 5 (faculty rights, responsibilities, and policies) contains specific guidance about a number of practical matters that will help adjunct faculty understand expectations and requirements of teaching at the University of Mary Washington.