A Guide to Policies and Procedures for New SAS Faculty Members

Major Sources of Information on Policies and Procedures

 

Handbook for Faculty and Academic Administrators

http://provost.upenn.edu/policies/faculty-handbook

(a.k.a. "The Faculty Handbook")

A compilation of policies related to faculty members

SAS Policies and Procedures for Appointment and Promotion

http://www.sas.upenn.edu/deans-office/faculty/

A compilation of policies regarding faculty appointment and promotion in SAS

 

The PennBook:  Resources, Policies and Procedures Handbook http://provost.upenn.edu/policies/pennbook

A compilation of policies related to students

 

Sponsored Projects Handbook

http://www.upenn.edu/researchservices/Manual.html

A compilation of guidelines and policies regarding the administration of sponsored research,

published by the Office of Research Services

 

Almanac

http://www.upenn.edu/almanac

Penn's journal of record, opinion, and news

(publishes major new and revised policies; published weekly during the academic year)

 

 Policies of Interest to New Faculty Members

 

Faculty Responsibility

Faculty Handbook, Section II.E.1.

Guidelines for Responsible Behavior by Standing Faculty in the School of Arts and Sciences
https://www.sas.upenn.edu/sas-resources/files/responsibility.pdf

 

Structure of the Academic Staff (description of Penn's faculty classifications)

Faculty Handbook, Section II.B.

 

Tenure System at the University of Pennsylvania

Faculty Handbook, Section II.C.

 

Appointments and Promotions

Faculty Handbook, Section II.D.

SAS Policies and Procedures for Appointment and Promotion 

 

Code of Academic Integrity (students)

and Charter of the University of Pennsylvania Student Disciplinary System

Faculty Handbook, Sections IV.B. and IV.C.

PennBook

 

Procedures Regarding Misconduct in Research

Faculty Handbook, Section III.B.

 

Conflict of Interest Policy for Faculty Members

Faculty Handbook, Section II.E.10.

Layman's Guide to Conflict of Interest http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/v43/n22/conflict.html

 

Leaves of Absence

Faculty Handbook, Section II.E.2

SAS Policies and Procedures for Appointment and Promotion, Section III.G. 


Policy on Extension of the Probationary Periods that Apply to Granting of Tenure or Promotion to Associate Professor

Faculty Handbook, Section II.E.3

 

Faculty Parental Policy

Faculty Handbook, Section II.E.4

 

Rules Governing Final Examinations

Faculty Handbook, Section IV.F.

 

Confidentiality of Student Records

Faculty Handbook, Section IV.J.

 

Secular and Religious Holidays

Faculty Handbook, Section IV.H.

 

Guidelines for Addressing Academic Issues of Students with Disabilities

Faculty Handbook, Section IV.I.

PennBook

 

Sexual Harassment Policy

Faculty Handbook, Section VI.E.

 

Consensual Sexual Relations Between Faculty and Students

Faculty Handbook, Section VI.F.