Faculty Manual Preface

The Faculty Manual brings together information on the mission and vision of Syracuse University, on policies governing the faculty, and on the rights and responsibilities of the faculty of Syracuse University. Policies are subject to change through normal procedures.

Members of the faculty are those individuals having the academic rank of professor, associate professor, assistant professor, instructor, or lecturer, who have been duly appointed by the dean or director of an academic unit with the concurrence of the Chancellor or Vice Chancellor and Provost and whose primary duties are instruction and scholarly or creative activity.

The Faculty Manual and its periodic corrections and additions are maintained in electronic format only. A number of topics not fully covered in the Faculty Manual are treated in a variety of University publications and documents such as SU Policies; various publications of the Office of Human Resources; University Senate, school and college bylaws; and statements of policy adopted by programs, departments, schools, and colleges.

Academic rules and regulations governing students can be found in the Course Catalog: Academic Rules and Regulations.

Some of the most important student policies, including students’ rights and responsibilities with respect to student conduct, academic integrity, and financial obligations, are outlined in the Syracuse University Student Handbook published by the Student Experience Division. This publication also includes available resources and services related to these areas.

Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, religion, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Updated April 17, 2024