Faculty Handbook


The University of Oregon Faculty Handbook is a compendium of issues relating to working conditions for faculty with appropriate resources and links to relevant information. The Faculty Handbook does not, itself, constitute university policy, and its contents are not grievable. Instead, it is meant to serve as a resource for the benefit of all university employees and for ease of reference.

This handbook provides resources and information for all University of Oregon faculty.  However, some sections of the handbook refer to policies and procedures that apply differently to faculty members who are represented by United Academics and to faculty members who are not represented. If faculty members are unsure whether they are represented or unrepresented, they should consult with their department head, director, or dean. More information about bargaining unit status can be found on the Human Resources website.

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institutional overview

Brief History of the University 
Mission Statement 
Board of Trustees 
Office of the President 
Office of the Provost
University Senate 

Academic appointments & Ranks

Academic Classifications and Ranks

Assignment of Professional Responsibilities


Summer Term Appointments

Promotion, Tenure & Evaluation

Promotion, Tenure and Evaluation for TTF

Promotion and Evaluation for Career Faculty

Benefits & leaves



Separating from the university



Non-renewals for Represented Faculty

Grievances & Appeals

Grievances and Appeals
Grievance Terms and Procedure for Represented Faculty [CBA Article 22]
Review Decision Appeals [for Represented Faculty] [CBA Article 21]
Grievance Procedures for Unrepresented Faculty

Faculty Rights, responsibilities & Resources

Academic Freedom and Free Speech

Conflict of Interest Policies

Discipline for Represented Faculty [CBA Article 24]

Ethics & Community Standards

Intellectual Property

Personnel Files

Professional Development

Research Support

Teaching and Learning Support


General university Policies & resources

Anti-Discrimination & Harassment Policies

Background Check Policies

Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco Policies

Faculty Awards conferred by the Office of the Provost

Health & Safety Information

Information Security & Technology Policies

Parking & Transportation

Policy Resources & regulatory Requirements

UA Collective Bargaining Agreement

UO Policy Library

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)

EEOA (Equal Employment Opportunity Act)

FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)