Faculty Handbook 2016–17
draft in progress



General Information
History of SUNY • Purchase College History • Media Relations • Neuberger Museum of Art • Performing Arts Center • Governance

Getting Started
New Faculty Orientation and Mentoring • ID Cards (More Cards) • Directory Information • Vehicle Registration and Parking • Transportation Options • License Event Notification Service (LENS) • Building Access and Keys • Telephones, Email Accounts, and Web-Based Services • Faculty Web Pages and Blogs • Purchase Dining Services, Clearview Faculty/Staff Lounge, More Store in Fort Awesome, and Other ATM Locations on Campus • Payroll Information • College Stationery and Postage • Purchasing and Travel Reimbursement Policies

Emergency Information
University Police • Reporting Criminal Actions or Other Emergencies on Campus • Blue Light Telephone System • Fire Safety • Sign Up for Emergency Notification Messages (NY Alert) • Wireless Audio Visual Emergency System (WAVES)

Planning the Course Syllabus
Academic Calendar • Course Syllabus • Student Absence Policy • Assessing Student Performance • Exam Week • Student Evaluations • Human Subjects Committee

Course Materials
Textbooks • Collecting Money From Students • Use of Copyrighted Materials • Library Course Reserve Materials

Cancellation of Classes

Other Classroom Issues
Disruptive Classroom Behavior • Protection From Civil Lawsuits

Academic Services and Resources
Academic Resource Center • Center for Production Services • Library (including the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center) • Related Services and Resources

Enrollment Services
Office of the Registrar • Student Financial Services • Course Scheduling • Scheduling Classrooms • Registration • Class Lists • Makeup Exams and Course Withdrawal • Grades and Grading Policies • Retention of Student Work • FERPA

Accommodating Students with Disabilities
Office of Access and Accommodations • Documentation • Faculty Rights and Responsibilities

Community Standards of Conduct
Office of Community Standards • Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

Student Programs, Resources, and Services
Career Development Center • Children’s Center • Counseling Center • EOP, MAP, and Office of the Ombudsman • International Programs and Services • Office of Community Engagement • Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics • Purchase Student Government Association • Student Health Services • Wellness @ Purchase

Faculty Responsibilities
Academic Freedom and Responsibilities • Faculty Professional Obligation • Faculty Office Hours • Academic Advising • Course Proposals and Curriculum Development • Research and Application of Knowledge • Health and Safety • Employee Attendance Records • Annual Faculty Activity Report • Commencement

Awards, Research Support, and Related Policies
SUNY and Purchase College Faculty Awards • Student Engagement Awards and Grants • Friends and Affiliates (Grants) • Presidential Discretionary Awards • Service Awards • Office of Sponsored Research • Office of Sponsored Funds • Patents, Inventions, and Copyrights • Computer Software Policy • Human Subjects Policy • Research Using Animals

Promoting Your Professional Activities and Accomplishments

Workplace Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy • Recruitment of Full-Time Faculty and Staff • Conduct of State Business in Private Establishments • Drug-Free Workplace Policy • Harassment on Campus • Sexual Harassment • Faculty-Student Consensual Relationships • Workplace Violence Prevention & Domestic Violence and the Workplace • Smoking • Alcoholic Beverages • Accepting Gifts to the University or College

Ethics (New York State Public Officers Law)
Conflict of Interest • Gifts and Gratuities • Financial Disclosure

Terms of Appointment
Appointment Letter and Type • Union Representation • Summer Session Appointments • Review of Courses with Low Enrollments • Reassigned Time From Teaching Responsibilities • Extra Service and “Also Receives” Compensation, Dual Employment, and Outside/Additional Employment

Evaluation, Reappointment, and Promotion
Purchase College Criteria and Procedures • Student Evaluation of Instruction • Peer Evaluation of Instruction • Access to Faculty Personnel Files • Evaluation, Reappointment, and Promotion: Full-Time Tenure-Track Faculty • Evaluation and Reappointment: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty • Faculty Review Timeline for Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure

Sick Leave and the Family and Medical Leave Act • Vacation, Sabbatical, and Title F Leaves • Jury Duty

UUP Benefit Trust Fund Coverage • Health Insurance • Long-Term Care Insurance Options • SUNY Group Long-Term Disabiility Insurance Program • NYS Flex Spending Account Pretax Benefit Plans • Retirement Benefits • Tuition Waiver, Tuition Assistance, and Scholarship Programs • Campus Facilities • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Unemployment Insurance and Workers’ Compensation

Separation From the University
Notice • Informational Letter • Keys and Other University Property • Separation Form • Retirement • Retrenchment • Exit Interview

Appendix A: Selected Web Resources

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