Preface – Table of Contents

The year 2005 marked the first edition of the Policy & Procedure Manual that combined and replaced the Faculty Handbook, the Administration Handbook, and the Civil Service Handbook—formerly known as “The Handbook System.”  The current Policy and Procedure Manual is available exclusively on the University website.  The previous handbooks, known as “The Handbook System”, will remain available for historical and reference purposes on the university’s shared drive.

The Policy and Procedure Manual represents a shift toward centralizing important information that affects all employees. It also represents an attempt to centralize the handling of official policies and procedures via the appointment of the Coordinator of Policies and Procedures.

In 2015, the Manual was converted to an online format. A Policy and Procedure Manual Committee was established to be responsible for monitoring all policy changes and for informing all employees of any and all updates.

The committee is composed of the following members: The Policy and Procedure Manual Coordinator who will serve as Chair, SACSCOC Liaison, Human Resources Director, Faculty Senate Policy and Procedure Coordinator, Unclassified Staff Advisory Council Representative, Classified Staff Advisory Council Representative, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Representative, Dean Representative, and Director of Graduate Studies. The committee developed a form for making changes. Changes will be routed to the various groups represented by the committee. Official changes will be announced via email and the changes for each section will be tracked on the bottom of its webpage.

Inquiries regarding this Policy and Procedure Manual can be directed to the Policy and Procedure Manual Coordinator.


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