Revised, September 2012
The Faculty Senate, as sanctioned by the Ohio University Board of Trustees, is an elected representative body that acts on behalf of all faculty on matters related to University planning, governance, and resource allocation. The Senate maintains primary jurisdiction over curriculum and academic policies, and is an advocate for faculty views on all other University policies and practices. As a key partner in University governance, the Senate provides representatives to all relevant University committees, boards, and task forces. The Faculty Senate provides a forum for the discussion of all issues of concern to the faculty and is dedicated to creating and maintaining a University environment that preserves academic freedom and fosters the free exchange of ideas.
The rights, privileges, and responsibilities of the faculty of Ohio University are governed by the statements and bylaws contained in the latest revision of this Faculty Handbook. Proposed revisions are referred to the Faculty Senate and, when approved by the Senate, are forwarded as recommendations to the President for approval and subsequent publication in the Faculty Handbook.
Approved as Official University Policy
Roderick J. McDavis, President
It is the practice of the Faculty Senate to update its Handbook in June and December of each year. To view resolutions that have been passed/signed and pending update click here.
A downloadable and printable copy of the full Faculty Handbook, complete with page numbers, effective date, and index, is available in both Word and PDF format. In the Word format, mouse over the page number in the Table of Content and hit Ctrl then left click to follow the link.
Word (Fall, 2012)
PDF (Fall, 2012)