TSU Faculty Handbook and Other Resources/Information

 

Tennessee State University (TSU) Faculty Handbook

Faculty Handbook (Draft)
Faculty Handbook Appendix Portfolio (Draft)

TSU Faculty Handbook Table of Contents

PART ONE: TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY GENERAL INFORMATION

1.1 History of Tennessee State University

1.2 University Presidents

1.3 Accreditation and Affiliations

1.4 Vison, Mission, Core Values and Goals

1.5 The Principles of Community

1.6 University Motto

1.7 University Logo

1.8 Publication Codes & Non-Discrimination Statement

1.9 University Alma Mater

1.10 Facilities

1.11 Main Campus Map

PART 2: UNIVERSITY GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

2.1 Tennessee Higher Education Commission

2.2 Tennessee Board of Regents

2.3 TSU Administrative Organization

2.4 Faculty Senate

2.5 Staff Senate

2.6 Student Government Groups

2.7 University Councils and Committees

2.8 College and Departmental Organization

PART 3: FACULTY PERSONNEL POLICIES AND GENERAL INFORMATION

3.1 Faculty Personnel Policy

3.2 Faculty Proficiency in Oral & Written English

3.3 The General and Regular Faculty

3.4 Faculty Appointments

3.5 Academic Freedom and Responsibility

Credit Hour Definition and Procedures

Definition

One hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out of class student work each week for 15 weeks, or equivalent academic activities, to achieve the student learning outcomes for the credit hour.

Laboratory and studio classes usually earn one credit for each two hours of attendance or equivalent for a semester unless otherwise indicated.

Procedures

The responsibility of ensuring that the credit hour requirements for time and student learning outcomes are met lies with the faculty member instructing the class and with the academic department chair.

The student learning outcomes for a course must be the same regardless of whether the credit hour(s) is delivered in the traditional format or by equivalent academic activities.

In situations where a credit hour(s) is offered in a non-traditional format and there is no class section offered in the traditional format, department chairs will consult with the instructor to ensure that credit hour(s) requirements are similar to the traditional format. This includes but is not limited to internships, independent studies, experiential learning activities, and online courses.

3.6 Faculty Accountability

3.7 Professional Activities of the Faculty

3.8 Faculty Evaluation

3.9 Salary Adjustments

3.10 Faculty Tenure

3.11 University Tenure Criteria

3.12 Changes in Tenure/Tenure-Track Status

3.13 Faculty Promotion