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 UA 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 Academic Affairs website at https://academicaffairs.uoregon.edu/bargaining-unit-status.

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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

  • The following is a link to CBA Article 17 that describes how professional responsibility policies will be developed. Until fully developed and approved, please refer to existing department policy and practice. [CBA Article 17]


Summer Term Appointments

Promotion, Tenure & Evaluation

Promotion, Tenure and Evaluation for TTF

Promotion and Evaluation for NTTF

Benefits & Leaves



Separating from the University



Nonrenewals for Represented Faculty [CBA Article 16]

Grievances and Appeals

All policies concerning grievances and appeals for unrepresented faculty are currently under review.

Grievance Terms and Procedure for Represented Faculty [CBA Article 22]

Appeals from the Denial of Tenure or Promotion for Represented Faculty [CBA Article 21]

Faculty Rights, Responsibilities & Resources

Academic Freedom and Free Speech

Conflict of Interest Policies

Discipline for Represented Faculty [CBA Article 24]

Ethics & Community Standards

Orientation for New Faculty Members and Officers of Administration (ONFOA)

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

Health & Safety Information

Information Security & Technology Policies 

Parking & Transportation 

Use of University Facilities [UO Policy No. 04.00.05] 

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)