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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 January 2018. The document formerly known as the Guide to Faculty Governance is no longer part of the governance documents of the University of Richmond. To ensure the integrity of the Faculty Handbook, it is provided as a PDF below. This PDF is the authorized version, which is also kept in the Provost's Office.

This approved version of the Handbook is effective as of August 9, 2019.

Complete archived versions of the Handbook can be found in the Provost's office and at these links:

Contact the Provost's Office

Maryland Hall, Suite 202
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8153
Fax: (804) 287-1296