Updated Content Type

March 2013
2.6 Conduct of Administrative Searches

Provost paragraph changed to reflect title changes. Old entry:
The Provost is the chief executive officer next in authority to the President. The Provost's responsibilities include the supervision of the academic programs of the entire University and the development and administration of the University academic budget. In addition to the Deans of the various colleges, he or she is assisted by the Vice Provost for Academic and International Programs, Vice Provost for Research, Assistant Provost for Student Services and University Registrar, Assistant Provost for Academic Budget Planning, and Assistant Provost for Student Diversity and Success.

February 2013
2.2 Academic Organization & the Roles of Academic Officers

Changed to Deputy Provost from: The Vice Provost for Academic and International Programs coordinates University-wide academic functions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He or she is assisted by Faculty Director of the Office of Undergraduate Studies, Faculty Director of the Center for International Studies, Assistant Provost for Graduate Studies and Assistant Provost for Professional and Continuing Studies.
Changed description of: The Vice Provost for Research coordinates the identification, application and support for research activities by faculty from government and non-government sponsors and the stewardship of research funds and equipment. He or she is assisted by the Associate Provost for Research.
Combined and changed descriptions to Associate Provost for Administration and Enrollment Services from: The Assistant Provost for Student Services and University Registrar is responsible for the overall administrative management and program development in undergraduate admissions, financial aid, student records, course scheduling and registration, and enrollment and student information.
The Assistant Provost for Academic Budget Planning provides support to the Provost in the development and management of the University’s academic budget.
Changed to Executive Director of the President’s Diversity Initiative from: The Assistant Provost for Student Diversity and Success is responsible for the development and implementation of University-wide policies and inititiatives to enhance the enrollment and success of diverse undergraduate and graduate students.

September 2012
3.1 Instructional Program Policies

Modification made concerning number of semester instructional days.

4.4.12 Tenure

Revised policy to include a description of tenure.

4.1.14.3 Parental Leave

Wording change: "...one such option is to...." changed to: "...he or she will be...."

3.1.6 Course Scheduling, Cancellation and Assignments

New option for weekly class meeting schedule.

August 2011
3.1.8 Exams and Grading

Revised.

December 2010
Foreword: A Mission Statement for the University

Revised Mission Statement for the University.

Preface:  About the Handbook

Revised link to current Collective Bargaining Agreement.

June 2010
Section 3: Conduct of Academic Programs

Revised Research Program Policies.

April 2010
3.1.13 Student Class Attendance and Excused Absences

Revised.

1.3 Standing Committee System of the Faculty and its Senate

Revised Instructional Computing and Research Support Services.

March 2010
4.4.9 Promotion Dossiers

Revised.

March 2009
5.11 Benefits for Retired Faculty

Revised.

4.1 Faculty Appointments and Conditions of Employment

Revised Academic Leave of Absence for One or More Semesters and Research/Scholarship Semester for Tenure-track Assistant Professors.

March 2008
4.4.1 Faculty Promotion and Tenure

Revised.

4.4.2 Minimum Standards for Promotion

Revised.

August 2007
3.1 Instructional Program Policies

Revised Academic Calendar, Class Meetings, Course Scheduling, and Attendance.

July 2007
5.11 Benefits for Retired Faculty

Revised.

May 2007
4.4.9 Promotion Dossiers

Revised Promotion and Tenure.

January 2007
Related Documents

Revised Credit by Examination in Policy Guide for Department Chairs and Academic Program Directors.

4.2.14 Faculty Adoptions of Instructional Materials

Added.

November 2006
4.1.2 Secondary, Joint, Affiliated, and Visiting Faculty Appointments

Added to replace previous separate sections on Adjunct Faculty and Visiting Faculty.

4.1.14.3 Parental Leave

Updated.

4.1.14 Academic Leaves of Absence

Added.

October 2006
4.1.14.9 Vacation Leave

Added.

September 2006
Table of Contents

Removed all references to the Annual Physical Examination benefit, which is no longer available.

August 2006
4.3 Workload and Evaluation

Added Alteration of Electronic Processes.

March 2006
4.2.5 Sexual and Other Unlawful Harassment

Revised.

December 2005
Section 3: Conduct of Academic Programs

Revised Academic Calendar, Class Meetings, Course Scheduling, and Attendance.

November 2005
4.2 Academic Freedom and Standards of Conduct

Revised.

June 2005
4.1.14.7 Sabbatical Leaves

Revised.

March 2005
4.1 Faculty Appointments and Conditions of Employment

Updated.

February 2005
3.2.12 Eligibility Guidelines for Principal Investigators

Updated.

3.1.19 Teaching by Professionals

Added.

December 2004
4.1 Faculty Appointments and Conditions of Employment

Updated.

3.1.16 Teaching in Special Sessions and Professional and Continuing Studies

Updated.

4.3.5 Evaluation of Faculty Members

Updated.

October 2004
4.1.14.7 Sabbatical Leaves

Revised.

3.6 Travel Reimbursements

Added.

August 2004
3.1 Instructional Program Policies

Added Service Learning Programs.

3.1 Instructional Program Policies

Moved Guidelines for Scheduling Courses Administered through the Division of Professional and Continuing Studies (PCS) to Instructional Program Policies.

July 2004
2.5 Program & Policy Boards, Committees & Commissions

Added section on University Council on Student Diversity and Success.

3.1.3 Inclement Weather

Added.

4.2.11 Employment of Members of the Same Family

Updated with the Academic Conflicts of Interest section.

4.3.6 Categories of Faculty Activity

Revised to include Workload Adjustments for Faculty Senate Responsibility.

3.2.8 University of Delaware Policy for Copyright and Fair Use in Instruction

Added.

January 2004
4.2.13 Guidelines for Writing Letters of Recommendation

Added.

December 2003
Section 4: Personnel Policies for Faculty

Updated as approved by the Provost and the AAUP Executive Council.

September 2003
Table of Contents

Web version of Faculty Handbook published.

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