University Policies & Guidelines for Faculty & Staff

This content reflects the subject matter formerly housed in the Faculty Staff Handbook

What follows is an index to the subject matter formerly compiled in the faculty staff handbook.  An opportunity to make comments and suggestions on this new distribution platform has been included at the bottom of the page.  We welcome suggestions for additions, corrections, or updates.  All material has been reviewed and approved by the Faculty Staff Handbook Committee and approved by Provost Charles F. Zukoski on March 12, 2018.  

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General Information

Academic Policies

Policies, Procedures & Criteria for Faculty Personnel Actions (including, appointment, reappointment, promotion, and tenure)

Teaching & Student Related Matters:

Policies from the Undergraduate Catalog:

For additional policy guidance on classroom, course, undergraduate student, and teaching related matters, see the Undergraduate Catalog Policy Library and the Office for Undergraduate Education.

Policies from the Graduate School:

For guidance on the policies listed above and for additional classroom, course, graduate student, and teaching related matters, including degree candidacy, residency requirements, TOEFL etc., see the Graduate School Policy Library.

Additional University Policy Statements and Guidance:

Faculty & Professional Staff Governance

UB Personnel Policies from the Human Resources & Administrative Gateway

  • Accrual Rates (Holiday calendar, vacation & sick time for students, classified, professional and faculty employees from the Administrative Services Gateway)
    • CSEA (Classified Staff)
    • UUP (Faculty)
  • Compensation
  • Leaves of Absence (In cases where leave without pay may be needed, the critical element for granting such leave is the certification by the appropriate officials. Please see your HR administrator for assistance. In computing consecutive years of service for sabbatical leave eligibility, leaves without pay and leaves at partial pay "shall not be included and shall not be deemed an interruption of otherwise consecutive service" per the Policies of SUNY's Board of Trustees regarding "service credits.")
  • Nepotism Policy

For additional information from Human Resources see the Administrative Gateway or the University Policy Library.

Approval Authority Policy (Signatory Authority)

State University of New York Policies and Guidelines

Additional University at Buffalo Resources & Offices

Comments and Suggestions

We welcome suggestions for additions, corrections, or updates.