Union College
Faculty Manual

The faculty manual below is updated as of November 1, 2014.  You may view the complete faculty manual, or select various sections from the list below.  Proposals or modifications that are voted on or made during an academic year are incorporated into the following year's faculty manual.  Archived faculty manuals are also available.

Union College's Faculty Manual includes information about the policies and procedures at the College that apply to faculty members and supersedes all prior manuals and/or statements of policy.  The Manual is intended to serve as a general guide to policies, practices, and benefits and is not intended to create a contract between the College and employees or to set forth terms of employment except as otherwise indicated.

Complete Faculty Manual

Section I - Salary and Fringe Benefits

        Salary Payments
  II   Benefit Information
III     Personal Leaves 

Section II - Faculty Appointments, Tenure, Promotion, Leaves

    I     Faculty Resolution on Professional Ethics
  II   Faculty Ranks and the Criteria for Promotion
  III    Appointments of Tenure-Track Faculty Members
  IV   Procedure for Decision of Tenure
  V   Reconsideration and Appeals of Negative Determinations on Pre-Tenure Contract Renewals and Tenure
  VI   Procedures for the Review of Visiting Faculty and Lecturers
  VII   Professional Librarian Appointments
  VIII   Leaves Related to Professional Development
  IX   Indemnification of Employees
  X   Outside Work
  XI    Academic Freedom
  XII    Consensual Relations
  XIII   Procedures for Dismissal and Sanctions
  XIV   Faculty Resignations
  XV   Salary Increases and Merit Awards
  XVI   Contract Renewals
  XVII   Personal Records at Union College
  XVIII   Policy Against Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, Misconduct (Including Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Relationship Violence), Bias Activity and Retaliation
  XIX    Title IX Coordinator Duties (Sex Discrimination, Harassment, and Assault)
  XX   Dispute Resolution

Section III - Teaching Regulations and Procedures

    I            General Responsibility

Section IV - Faculty Constitution

    I             Basic Structure of the Governance System
  II   Organization of the Faculty
  III   Criteria for Elections of Policy Councils
  IV   The Academic Affairs Council
  V   The Student Affairs Council
  VI   Faculty Review Board
  VII   Faculty Appeals Committee
  VIII   The Consultation Groups
  IX   The Conference Group
  X   The Planning and Priorities Group
  XI   Liaison Committees
  XII   Liaison Committee for Admissions
  XIII   Liaison Committee for Athletics
  XIV   Liaison Committee for Campus Facilities
  XV   Liaison Committee for the Library
  XVI   Liaison Committee for Academic Computing and Technology
  XVII   Liaison Committee for Study Abroad
XVIII Liaison Committee for Campus Diversity
  XIX   Amending the Governance System

Section V - Bookstore, Library, and Other Services

    I             College Bookstore - Reamer Campus Center
  II   Library Services
  III   Other Services

Section VI - Sundry Matters

    I             Travel
  II    Policies and Procedures for Travel and Expense Reimbursement
  III   Purchasing Procedure
  IV   Use of Vehicles
  V   College Insurance - Liability
  VI   Declination of Salary or Stipend
  VII   Faculty Research
  VIII   Employee Parking
  IX    Use of College Facilities
  X   Regulations of Union College Governing Campus Conduct
  XI   Policy Regarding Collective Bargaining
  XII   Information Security Policy and Plan
  XIII   Reporting Fraud, Defalcation or Illegal Activity by Employees
  XIV   Policy on Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources
XV State Loyalty Oath
XVI Drug-Free Workplace and Drug/Alcohol Abuse Policy
  XVII   Pets in the Workplace


    I         Random Sampling Procedure
  II   Letter to Students
  III   Letter to Alumni
  IV   Letter to Referees
  V   Letter to Promotion Referees
  VI   Evaluation Criteria and Review and Promotion Procedures for Librarians