Faculty and Staff Handbook

A handy list, by topic, of relevant university and school policies.

  • Classified Staff: Go to this page for polices related to administrative and professional non-teaching staff, including recruitment and promotion, new employee checklist, time sheets, leave, longevity pay, performance evaluations, outside employment, and political activities.
  • Faculty: Go to this page for policies related to faculty, including reviews, annual reports, fellow assignments, leave, retirement, and outside employment [page under revision].
  • Independent contractors: Independent contractors may be used when the necessary services cannot be provided adequately by regular or temporary university employees. See guidelines for non-employee/independent contractors from the university’s Purchasing Office (adopted in fiscal year 2018-19). Note: Upcoming changes on November 1, 2018, due to implementation of WorkDay.
  • Visiting Scholars: Go to this page to see the conditions adopted by the school’s Executive Committee regarding visiting scholars.
  • Teaching: Go to this page for policies related to course schedule, syllabi, exams, no class days, course evaluations, textbooks, accommodations for student with disabilities, office hours, signature courses, and TA assignments.
  • Official occasions and purchasing: Go to this page for policies related to official occasions, entertainment expenses, co-sponsorships, cash handling, and purchasing with the PROCard.
  • Travel: Go to this page for policies related to travel grants and travel reimbursement.
  • Operations: Go to this page for policies related to building, equipment, parking, and brand guidelines.
  • Mailing: Go to this page for issues related to campus, departmental, bulk, express and student mailing.
  • By-Laws and dean’s policy memoranda: The by-laws and the dean’s policy memoranda detailed below can be found downloaded UTBox (UT EID required):
    • Appointment of Clinical Faculty Representative
    • Dissertation Reward
    • Faculty Workload Policy Fall 2006
    • Indirect Cost Policy on Grants and Contracts
    • Institute Policy Memo
    • Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships
    • School of Social Work By-Laws
    • Signature Courses
    • SSW Faculty Workload Policy 2015-6-24 with BoR 31006
    • Travel Allowance
    • Visiting Scholars