This guide to the University seeks to provide in one location links to web-based information most pertinent to our faculty and other academic appointees. It includes a wealth of information about the University, appointment ranks and obligations, resources, procedures, and policies that govern academic life, and benefits provided to our academic appointees. This is not an exhaustive compilation: the guide's contents are altered as policies, procedures, and programs are developed or amended.

Please note the following: First, the basic terms and conditions of employment are set out in the letter of appointment sent from the Provost's Office. Nothing in this guide changes the terms of that appointment letter.

Second, each department, division, or school may have its own procedures for many of the general policies linked to this guide. Department chairs or deans should be contacted for information about policies and procedures developed in particular academic units.