The responsibility to adhere to university regulations is self-evident. An organization can operate effectively and consistently only if it has policies and rules to guide it and its members.
The university’s policies, including that contained in the section on “Faculty Duties & Responsibilities”, is intended to enhance freedom, stimulate enthusiasm, and promote loyalty to the University objectives rather than to impose restrictions. The university policies, and especially this section on “Faculty Duties & Responsibilities”, represents an attempt to summarize those regulations pertaining directly to the faculty.
Each faculty member has a responsibility to know these regulations and to make every reasonable effort to adhere to them. If questions of interpretation arise, clarification should be sought from the appropriate group within the University. Any exceptions mutually agreed to should be in writing and signed by all parties concerned.
Drafted on: Source: 2014-2015 Faculty Handbook, section 5.15
Policy Revised: 8/5/15 Language Amendment changing “faculty handbook” to “university’s policies”