The Faculty Handbook
In 2014, the University Faculty Senate, as a representative governing body of the faculty, and its governing document, the Senate Charter, were approved by both the University Faculty and the Board of Trustees. Following approval of the Charter, the Senate was duly constituted. One of their tasks has been to set up the governing document for the new Senate. During the 2015-2016 academic year, the University Faculty Senate developed, and the Faculty approved, the University Faculty Senate Committee Policy, which sets out the committee and committee process structure for the Senate.
The final stage in the implementation of the University Faculty Senate was the modification of the University Faculty Handbook, so that the Handbook is consistent with the Senate Charter and the Senate Committee Policy document. This was completed and approved by the Faculty Senate and by the Board of Trustees in December 2016. This approved version of the Handbook is effective as of January 1, 2017. The document formerly known as the Guide to Faculty Governance is no longer part of the governance documents of the University of Richmond.
Archived versions of the Handbook can be found at these links:
To ensure the integrity of the Faculty Handbook, it will be provided as a PDF available on this website. This PDF is the authorized version, which is also kept in the Provost's Office. Complete archives can be found in the Provost’s office.