THE FACULTY HANDBOOK
SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY
A Member of The Texas State University System
- Revised, December 2010
- Revised, December, 2009
- Revised, September, 2008
- Revised, August, 2007
- Revised, October, 1995
- Revised, September, 1991
- Revised, November, 1990
- Revised, September, 1989
- Revised, September, 1986
- Revised, May, 1984
- Revised, April, 1983
- Revised, April, 1982
- September 1, 1980
Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution
The Faculty Handbook is composed of Section A which contains general information, Section B which contains policies and procedures and appendices of organizational charts, and additional links to other helpful resources for new faculty members.
The Faculty Handbook is an official Sam Houston State University publication designed to provide guidelines for the faculty concerning policies and procedures under which the University operates. The channels of administration and the functions of the various administrative offices and committees are described in this publication to indicate sources to which a faculty member may refer for additional information and guidance.
It is an expectation of each faculty member of the component university to become acquainted with and to conform to all the rules and regulations relating to his/her appointment and to the proper and orderly discharge of his/her work as set forth in both the Board of Regents' RULES AND REGULATIONS and the University Faculty Handbook; in catalogs, class schedules and other official publications; and on printed or other material regularly prepared for the use of the faculty.
The policies set forth below are current at this time. However, all University policies and rules are subject to change and may be changed without prior notice. The University anticipates that the Board of Regents, The Texas State University System, will adopt changes in its Regents' rules that will alter some of the policies stated herein. The University will publish important changes as soon as practical after they occur.
An effort has been made to address any conflicts, but in the unlikely event of any conflict between the Faculty Handbook and the Board of Regents' RULES AND REGULATIONS, the RULES AND REGULATIONS prevail.
Policies included in Section B of this Handbook are linked directly to the Academic Policy Manual, Administrative Policies and Procedures, Human Resources Policy and Procedure, President's Office Policy and to the Board of Regents' RULES AND REGULATIONS where applicable. It may be necessary to scroll down to locate the appropriate policy once the link has been opened.