Table of Contents

Printed copies of Section I and II below are distributed to all faculty members. Additional faculty information items in sections A-D are only available online.


  1. Introduction and Faculty Bylaws
    1. Institutional Statements
      1. Elon University Mission Statement
      2. Professional Schools’ Missions Statements
        1. School of Communications
        2. School of Education
        3. Martha and Spencer Love School of Business
      3. The Elon Teacher-Scholar
    2. Board of Trustees
    3. Administrative Policy
    4. Handbook Definitions
    5. Faculty Bylaws
  2. Academic Affairs
    1. Recruitment and Selection of Teaching Faculty
    2. Contracts
      1. Contracts for Teaching Faculty
        1. Categories of Appointments
        2. Granting of Tenure
        3. Granting of Professional Status
        4. Review Process
          1. Probationary Period for Faculty on Tenure
          2. Probationary Period for Faculty on Continuing Track and Lecture Track
          3. Stop the Clock
          4. Non-Renewal of Probationary Faculty
          5. Post-Probationary Reviews
          6. Applying for a Tenure Track Opening from an Existing Position
          7. Moving from a Professional Status Appointment to a Tenure track Appointment
        5. Contracts for Appointments to Faculty Rank: Academic Support Staff and Administrative Staff
    3. Faculty Compensation
      1. Faculty Salary
      2. Chair Overload Policy
      3. Compensation for Internship Supervision
      4. Faculty Workload and Reassigned-Time Plan
      5. Undergraduate Research Mentoring (499) Compensation Policy
    4. Faculty Rank and Responsibilities
    5. Academic Freedom
    6. Statement of Professional Standards
    7. Professional Development for Teaching Faculty
      1. Introduction
      2. Faculty Travel
      3. Grants Awarded by the Faculty Research and Development Committee
        1. Sabbatical Leaves
        2. Summer Fellowships
        3. Released Time Fellowships
        4. Research, Development and Advanced Study
        5. Hultquist Fund Summer Fellowships
    8. Evaluation of Teaching Faculty
      1. Introduction
      2. Reviews
      3. The Evaluation System for Teaching Faculty Applying for Tenure, Professional Status and/or Promotion
      4. The Evaluation System for Teaching Faculty Applying for Continuance at Elon on Continuing Track or Lecture Track Appointments
      5. Criteria for Evaluation of Teaching Faculty
      6. Files for Teaching Faculty
      7. Student Evaluation of Teaching/Learning (Unit IV)
      8. Schedule of Activities for Evaluation of Teaching Faculty
      9. Responsibilities in the Evaluation of Full-Time Teaching Faculty
      10. Faculty Appeal
      11. Removal for Cause
    9. Faculty and Administrative Evaluation System
      1. (Unit I) Annual Report for Teaching Faculty Member
      2. (Unit III) Evaluation of Teaching Faculty Member by the Department Chair
      3. (Unit IV) Student Evaluations
        1. Student Evaluation of the Learning Process at Elon University
        2. Student Evaluation of the Learning Process for Faculty Teaching Graduate Courses
      4. (Unit V) Evaluation of Teaching Faculty Member by the Dean
      5. Evaluation of Department Chair
      6. Evaluation of Dean
      7. Evaluation of Provost
    10. Procedures for Hearings/Complaints
      1. Hearing Procedures for Employees with Faculty Rank
      2. Faculty Grievance Procedure
      3. Grade Appeal Procedure
    11. Tenure/Promotion Appeal Process
    12. Committees of the Faculty: Policies and Procedures
    13. The Instructional Program: Policies and Procedures
      1. Faculty Attendance related to Instructional Responsibilities
      2. Introduction to the Course
      3. Class Rolls
      4. Use of Class Periods
      5. Classroom Responsibilities
      6. Class Absences
      7. Religious Holidays
      8. Missed Tests and Examinations
      9. Testing Procedures
      10. Reading Lists
      11. Term Papers
      12. Honor Code Policy
      13. Final Examinations
      14. Collection Policy
      15. Grading System and Quality Points
      16. Posting of Grades
      17. Mid-Semester Progress Reports
      18. Final Grades
      19. Academic Warning, Probation & Suspension
      20. Independent Study Guidelines
      21. Special Courses
      22. Incomplete Grade Policy
      23. Notes
      24. Advising Students
      25. Teaching Faculty Office Hours
    14. Curriculum and Curriculum Changes
    15. Graduate Program
    16. Department and Committee Annual Reports
      1. Evaluation by Department Chair or Program Director
      2. Evaluation by Department Members
      3. Committee Annual Report and Evaluation
      4. Evaluation by Committee Members
    17. Faculty-Administrative Communication Flow
    18. Responsibilities: Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, Deans and Department Chairs

Web Resources

Additional items (sections A-D) include personnel policies; campus information and programs; organizations and administration of the institution; faculty, staff, and committee lists.