As of June 2018, the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs is reviewing and revising the content of the most recent Penn State Faculty Handbook and the ancillary handbook for part-time faculty, both of which have been intended for use as general reference tools rather than as official sources of University policies and guidelines. The office will provide updates about handbook content when the review and revision period is complete.
In the interim, Penn State faculty and others should consult the University’s comprehensive policy website for information. Faculty also are encouraged to refer to the University Faculty Senate website, which includes a variety of resources for faculty, including the frequently updated Academic Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual.
If you have questions about a particular issue, contact your department head, human resources representative, director of academic affairs, or director of business services. You also may contact the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs as needed.