The Faculty Handbook is issued to all full-time faculty in fulfillment of contractual requirements of the collective bargaining agreements between the Connecticut State University and the American Association of University Professors and SUOAF/AFSCME. In the event of discrepancies between provisions contained in the Faculty Handbook and the collective bargaining agreements, the collective bargaining agreements govern.
The Faculty Handbook also contains all Bylaws of the University Senate and its standing committees, plus policy documents adopted by the Senate.
The Purpose of the Faculty Handbook, in addition to meeting contractual obligations, is to provide faculty with an overview of the organization, policies, procedures, and services of Western Connecticut State University. It does not attempt to be definitive, nor does it duplicate material that is readily available in other documents. These documents are available in the Ruth A. Haas Library and other locations, as indicated.
Except for the section on University Governance, the Faculty Handbook is also a reference work for part-time teaching faculty and all other University employees. Full time and part-time AAUP faculty should refer to the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Connecticut State University American Association of University Professors and the Board of Trustees for Connecticut State University, August 25, 2007-August 25, 2011, and to successor Agreements. Part-time faculty should refer particularly to Articles 2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.2, 4.6, 4.7.a, 4.13, 4.14, 9.1 – 9.1.3, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4.3, 9.4.4, 9.4.5, 9.4.6, 9.7-9.9, 10.4-10.4.2, 10.7.1, 12.8-12.8.2, 13.9-13.10, 13.13, 14.2.1, 15, 16, and 18.6.
Administrative faculty should refer to the Collective Bargaining Agreement between State University Organization of Administrative Faculty AFSCME-Council 4-Local 2836 and the Board of Trustees for Connecticut State University System, July 1, 2007-June 30, 2011, and to successor Agreements.