Boston College Faculty Handbook

Notes on

The Boston College Faculty Handbook

(PDF Version of Oct./Nov. 2012)


The Boston College chapter of AAUP (American Association of University Professors) has compiled a print (pdf) version the Boston College “Faculty Handbook” (FH). This file is attached below.

We have compiled this handbook for two reasons.  First, some people prefer to read the FH in print, while others may value the fact that as an electronic file it is easily searched. Second, this version, compiled this past semester, now becomes a record of the FH as it existed as of dates certain.

The FH is a “living” document in that it is amended from time to time. A problem with this is that faculty members are not always aware of changes have been made in the FH.  BCAAUP proposes to monitor the online version of the FH and to alert the faculty to any changes as soon as we are aware of them.

BCAAUP has recently opened a discussion with the Provost’s Office to determine ways for faculty to have earlier input into the process by which the FH is amended. At present, the amendment process does include consultation with the Provost’s Advisory Committee, but we hope to have faculty input occur much earlier.

The FH is a lengthy document. We do not expect that you will read it in its entirety.  However, if you do read portions of it and if you see any language that is problematic, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the BCAAUP Executive Board. If you have any other concerns about the FH, please contact us.

Faculty Handbook

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