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Faculty Handbook

UL Lafayette’s Faculty Handbook contains information on employment policies and procedures for all categories of faculty. The Faculty Handbook defines and describes the structures and process through which the faculty participates in institutional decision-making and governance, and the academic policies of the University in accordance with the University of Louisiana System and Board of Regents. The provisions of the Faculty Handbook are binding on the University and on individual faculty members. The Faculty Handbook governs the employment relationship of individual faculty members, and sets forth the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of faculty members and of the University. Faculty and academic administrators are expected to read the Faculty Handbook and to be familiar with its contents.

University policies are available online, as are many important procedures maintained by purchasing, human resources, and the environmental health and safety office. These websites will be updated as policies and procedures change. Please refer to them for issues not addressed in the Faculty Handbook.

Faculty Handbook Changes

Procedure for Making Changes in the Faculty Handbook

Faculty Handbook Change Log

Faculty Handbook by Section

Section I. The History and Development of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Section II. Organization and Administration

Section III. Fiscal Policies

Section IV. Instructional and Research Policies

Section V. Faculty Personnel Policies

Section VI. Faculty and Staff Benefits

Section VII. Educational Services and Other Resources

Section VIII. The Libraries

Appendix A. Policy Documents

Document No.:  Title:

  1. I. Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity
  2. II. Board of Regents Statement on Academic Freedom, Tenure and Responsibility
  3. III. UL Lafayette Computer and Network Policy
  4. IV. AAUP Statement on Professional Ethics
  5. V. Equipment Policies
  6. VI. Legal Obligations of Computer Software Use
  7. VII. University Policy Regarding the Use of University Personnel, Vehicles, Equipment, and Other Property by Members of the University Community
  8. VIII. UL Lafayette Remuneration Policy
  9. IX. Guidelines for Appealing Unfair and/or Capricious Final Grades
  10. X. Guidelines for Program Review and Discontinuance
  11. XI. Policy on Prohibited Sexual Conduct
  12. XII. University Travel Regulations
  13. XIII. University of Louisiana at Lafayette Intellectual Property Policy
  14. XIV. Policy for Reproducing Copyrighted Material
  15. XV. Alcohol & Drug Policy
  16. XVI. Policy Governing Off-Campus Faculty
  17. XVII. Procedures for Mediation and for Hearings by the Faculty Grievance Committee
  18. XVIII. Procedures for Dismissal for Cause and Imposition of Major Sanctions
  19. XIX. Procedures for Selecting Department Heads
  20. XX. Violence Free Workplace Policy
  21. XXI. Faculty Workload Policy
  22. XXII. Research Integrity Policy
  23. XXIII. Class Attendance Policy
  24. XXIV. Procedures for Selecting Academic Deans
  25. XXV. University of Louisiana System Emeritus Policy
  26. XXVI. AAUP Statement on Recruitment and Resignation of Faculty Members
  27. XXVII. Emergency Evacuation Policy
  28. XXVIII. Health and Safety Policy
  29. XXIX. Smoking Policy
  30. XXX. Discrimination Policy and Procedures
  31. XXXI. Procedures Governing Hearings by the Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Appeals Committees
  32. XXXII. Animal Care and Use Training Policy
  33. XXXIII. Textbook Orders: Policies and Procedures
  34. XXXIV. Family Educational Rights and Privacy  Act (FERPA) of 1974
  35. XXXV. Remediation Procedures for UL Lafayette Personnel with Category 5 Merit Evaluations
  36. XXXVI. Goals, Duties, Roles, and Responsibilities of Academic Department Heads
  37. XXXVII. University of Louisiana at Lafayette Indirect Cost Policy
  38. XXXVIII. University of Louisiana at Lafayette Guidelines for Driving Motor Vehicles on University Business
  39. XXXIX. University of Louisiana at Lafayette Policy on Faculty Teaching Qualifications

Appendix B. University and Senate Committees

Index