Overview of the Faculty & Staff Resource Guide
Navigating This Site
- The easiest way to navigate this site is to use the Site Search in the left column of each page.
- Also in the left column are links to Guide sections. When a section has sub-topics, those links will appear at the top of the column, followed by the site search. In some cases, a sub-topic is cross-referenced to a related section.
- Another way to navigate the site is the site map, which presents all sections and sub-topics in alphabetical order.
- Links in the gray navigation bar are to site-specific pages (Home, About, Site Map, Contact) and related University sites (Teaching, Research, Engagement, Provost).
- The Related Links menu consists of links to University resources which provide in-depth information about the University.
- This Resource Guide, also known as the Handbook, addresses
the need for a single source for policies, procedures, operations,
and services of the University of Connecticut, collecting all information
helpful to faculty and staff in one place.
- This information is located in a
variety of sources, but not all of them are readily available
to the entire community, or they may not be reconciled
with each other.
- This Resource Guide is not an exhaustive compendium of
everything relevant to faculty
and staff. The
format of the Guide is that of an extensive
outline, with hyperlinks to relevant websites and documents.
This guide has two basic purposes:
- to assist the university
community by providing a user-friendly, effective
and transparent method for communicating the content
of university policies and procedures; and
- to facilitate risk
- The desirability of the first
goal is self-evident: faculty and staff morale and efficiency
increase when it is easy to ascertain what relevant policies
and procedures are, and what offices to contact with
- The latter goal of risk management focuses
on the adverse consequences that can result when mistakes
are made due to lack of knowledge of relevant policies
and procedures. In today’s world, ignorance
is not always bliss. Indeed, a mistake made by
a faculty or staff member who fails to follow appropriate
policies and procedures can expose the university (as
well as the individual him/herself) to legal liability.
legal liability, or the allegation of inappropriate
behavior, can drain university resources due to
the need to deal with the consequences of the allegations,
and, if a violation of policy or procedure are found,
both the university and the individual involved
could be legally liable.
- This Resource Guide was developed through a collaborative
effort of a large number of administrators, faculty and
staff across campus. It is a living compendium,
subject to change as policies and procedures are altered
over time, or members of the community suggest additions.
is welcome to make this Guide more responsive to
all faculty and staff, as well as students and any subset
of our university community.
- LINK: Guide@uconn.edu
Use as Faculty Handbook
- As of July 1, 2011 the Faculty Resource Guide is the Official Faculty and Staff Handbook of the University of Connecticut. Please consult the Handbook for any of your academic, employee, or university needs. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to suggest adding, altering or archiving material found on the Guide.
- LINK: 1987 Faculty Handbook Decommissioning Letter