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This guide provides useful information most pertinent to our faculty and other academic appointees. It includes information about the University, appointment ranks and obligations, resources, procedures, and policies that govern academic life. It also details benefits for academic appointees. This resource serves as an overview and is not an exhaustive compilation. Content will be updated as policies, procedures, and programs are developed or amended.

Nothing in this guide changes the basic terms and conditions of employment that are set out in the letter of appointment sent from the Provost's Office. Each department, division, or school may have its own procedures for many of the general policies linked to in this guide. For more information about policies and procedures pertaining to your particular academic unit, please contact your department chair or dean.

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Academic Appointments

Policies and resources for the life cycle of all academic appointees - from signing on to signing off. 


Learn about the resources, policies, and facilities available at the University to help you develop your research. 


Resources, policies, and programs for all academics at the University. Develop your pedagogy, reach all learners, and engage the campus.  


Resources, programs, and assistance for academics and their families. Learn what the University has to offer.