‚ÄčUniversity Handbook

The University Handbook contains the essential policies, procedures and general information which affect faculty and academic staff employment at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The contents include a wide range of topics dealing with UWSP and the University of Wisconsin System operations.

The Handbook is designed to provide a logical sequence of topics that makes the volume easy to use. The first chapter provides brief background on the University of Wisconsin System, a more detailed introduction to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and information on institutional governance at UWSP. Succeeding chapters deal with departments and units, recruitment, personnel policies and procedures, polices pertaining to classroom activities, University awards, curricular and program proposals, staff benefits, and other policies.

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Chapter 1: The UW System and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Section 01: The UW System: A Brief Introduction
Section 02: UWSP: General Information
Section 03: UWSP: Organization
Section 04: UWSP: Governance
Section 05: UWSP: Credit Union

Chapter 2: Departments and Units

Section 01: Departments
Section 02: Units

Chapter 3: Recruitment, Appointment, Reassignment and Resignation

Section 01: Faculty Recruitment, Selection, and Appointment
Section 02: Academic Staff Recruitment, Selection, and Appointment
Section 03: ACPS-4 and Derivative Policies
Section 04: Reassignment and Retraining
Section 05: Resignation
Section 06: Search and Screen Committees and Selection Processes

Chapter 4A: Personnel Rules

Section 01: Wisconsin Administrative Code, Rules of the UW System Board of Regents, Chapters UWS 1-13, 15
Section 02: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Chapters UWSP 1-13

Chapter 4B: Personnel Rules

Section 03: Interpretations, Guidelines, and Implementation Procedures for Personnel Rules and Policies: Faculty Appointment
Section 04: Overview of Appeal Procedures for Faculty: Nonrenewal of Probationary Appointment and Denial of Tenure
Section 05: Interpretations, Guidelines, and Implementation Procedures for Personnel Rules and Policies: Academic Staff Appointment
Section 06: Academic Staff Appointment Appeals

Chapter 4C: Personnel Rules

Section 07: Faculty Hearing Procedures on Complaints of Misconduct
Section 08: Faculty Hearing Procedures on Grievances
Section 09: Academic Staff Hearing Procedures on Complaints of Misconduct
Section 10: Academic Staff Hearing Procedures on Grievances
Section 11: Overview of Procedures for Dismissal of Faculty
Section 12: Overview of Procedures for Layoff/Termination of Faculty
Section 13: Overview of Procedures for Dismissal of Academic Staff
Section 14: Overview of Procedures for Layoff/Termination of Academic Staff
Chapter 4D: Personnel Rules

Section 15: Selected Documents Pertinent to Personnel Matters
Section 16: Wisconsin Administrative Code, Rules of the UW System Board of Regents, Chapters UWS 14 and 16-22
Section 17: Student Non-academic Disciplinary Procedures

Chapter 5: Policies Pertaining to Classroom Activities

Section 01: Text Services Textbook Rental
Section 02: Student Academic Disciplinary Procedures
Section 03: Catalog Year Requirements and Advising
Section 04: Academic Freedom
Section 05: Copyright Materials
Section 06: Faculty and Staff ID Cards
Section 07: Conduct on University Lands
Section 08: Student Credit Hour Guidelines for Tenure Management
Section 09: Graduate Course Policy
Section 10: Equal Access for Students with Disabilities
Section 11: Faculty-Student Policies
Section 12: Privacy of Student Records/Classroom Performance
Section 13: Scheduling Non-Academic Off-Campus Events/Trips
Section 14: Guidelines for Use of Electronic Devices in Classrooms and Labs

Chapter 6: University Sponsored Awards

Chapter 7: Academic Programs and Curriculum

Section 01: Academic Program Proposals
Section 02: Program Review
Section 03: Assessment
Section 04: Articulation Agreements
Section 05: Grade Review Subcommittee
Section 06: General Degree Requirements
Section 07: UWSP Catalog Deadlines
Section 08: Reorganizing Academic Units
Section 09: Latent Course File

Chapter 8: Staff Benefits

Section 01: Retirement
Section 02: Insurance
Section 03: Vacation
Section 04: Sick Leave
Section 05: Liability and Property Coverage
Section 06: Domestic Partnership Policy and Procedure

Chapter 9: Other Institutional Policies and Documents

Section 01: Communal Rights and Responsibilities
Section 02: Institutional Use
Section 03: Governance Documents
Section 04: Faculty Policies
Section 05: Other Policies

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Summary of recent changes

Subject Index