A Guide to Policies and Procedures for New SAS Faculty Members

Major Sources of Information on Policies and Procedures

The Faculty Handbook, published by the Office of the Provost, is a set of policies governing faculty life at Penn.  

A Guide to SAS Policies and Procedures for Appointment and Promotion is a compilation of policies regarding faculty appointment and promotion in the School of Arts and Sciences.

The Pennbook is a collection of policies that relate to student life at the University of Pennsylvania. These policies govern academic activities such as grading and exams, provide guidance on the use of campus resources, and explain expectations for membership in the university community.

The Sponsored Projects Handbook, published by the Office of Research Services, was designed to assist the faculty and staff of the University of Pennsylvania in the administration of sponsored research awards.

Almanac is the weekly publication of record, opinion and news for the University of Pennsylvania faculty and staff. Almanac publishes AT PENN calendar posters and special supplements that extend its readership to students and special audiences such as alumni and neighbors. Founded as a four-page monthly in 1953, Almanac publishes 8-28 pages weekly during the academic year, most often 16 pages a week, publishing as-needed during breaks and producing Special Bulletins during emergencies or for special occasions. It is published in print and online.

Policies of Interest to New Faculty Members

Code of Academic Integrity (students), Faculty Handbook, Section IV.B. and IV.C.

Charter of the University of Pennsylvania Student Disciplinary System, Faculty Handbook, Section IV.C.