University at Albany Faculty Handbook

Policies and regulations that govern work and define responsibilities

A Message from the Provost

Dear Colleagues,

As valued members of University at Albany, our faculty teach with passion, produce meaningful research, scholarship and creative projects, and make an impact every day on our campus, communities, nation, and beyond through their service. Even in the face of the disruptions of the past two academic years, and possible adjustments again this year, you play a vital role in the development and delivery of excellent academic offerings and significant advancements in research and scholarship.

This Faculty Handbook is designed as a guide and support as you fulfill those roles.

As you know, the University is subject to the regulations and oversight of various governmental and nonprofit entities This Handbook is an accessible and comprehensive summary of the most relevant and important regulations, opportunities, policies and procedures that may impact your efforts.

Our own internal University at Albany policies area included here, as well as relevant references from the following sources:

  • State University of New York Board of Trustees
  • New York State Board of Regents, New York State Education Department
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • New York State laws, codes, rules and regulations
  • Federal laws and regulations
  • SUNY Research Foundation, University at Albany Foundation, and University Auxiliary Services

Each relevant policy is linked to its source document where detailed information and further resources are provided. We hope you find this format to be useful.

Thank you for all that you are doing to support our academic enterprise.

Carol H. Kim
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs