Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Handbook

1.4.2 Faculty Handbook Revision Process

Revision of the Faculty Handbook will be a continuous process as policy is developed and approved by the University Senate, the university administration, and the Board of Trustees. Once per year, modified or new sections of the Handbook will be made, and a summary of the changes can be found on the Revision Summary List. An announcement of the completed annual review process will be given in Tech Today with a link to the Revision Summary List. A current edition of the Faculty Handbook will be maintained on the campus computer network, so that the latest version of any policy can be verified. The responsibility for distributing and publicizing approved revisions of the Faculty Handbook rests with the administration.

Revision of the Faculty Handbook is the joint responsibility of the faculty and the university administration. The faculty, staff, students, administration and the Board of Trustees may initiate proposals for revising or adding to the Handbook. In some areas, revisions normally must be approved by the University Senate and the President of the University, and in some instances the Board of Trustees, before they can become part of the Handbook. These areas include matters of appointment, tenure, promotion, leaves, position criteria, teaching evaluation, student attendance, examinations, and all other matters in which the Senate has been accorded authority to review and establish policy and procedures under Article III, Section F of the Senate Constitution. In other areas, the University Senate should be given the opportunity to initiate and participate in the formulation or revision of policy.

Any change, whether editorial or substantive, of the Faculty Handbook normally should be submitted to the University Senate for approval or review before it is incorporated into the Handbook.

Senate Proposal 11-94 


Revised:
12/08/2016 - Annual Review: No changes made to content.
06/03/2015 - To reflect current University titles, "Board of Control" is now "Board of Trustees".
03/30/2015 - Annual Review: To reflect current practice, the email address for questions is now policy@mtu.edu. No changes made to content. 
01/05/2014 - Annual Review: Updated Michigan Tech and Handbook banners, no changes made to content.
07/13/2011 - Annual Review: The words "Once per year, modified or new sections of the Handbook will be sent to all faculty" in the original proposal has been revised to "Once per year, modified or new sections of the Handbook will be made, and a summary of the changes can be found on the Revision Summary List.  An announcement of the completed annual review process will be given in Tech Today with a link to the Revision Summary List."  Also revised: MTU is now Michigan Tech, the section contains the full content of Proposal 11-94, and the email address for questions is now hbwebmaster.
02/27/2007 - Format changes made.