Pacific University Faculty and Governance Handbook


July 2014 Pacific University Faculty and Governance Handbook

January 2014 Pacific University Faculty and Governance Handbook


Chapter 1: The University: History and Policy

Chapter 2: The Pacific University Governance System

Chapter 3: Administrative Organization

Chapter 4: Conditions of Faculty Employment

Chapter 5: The Student Conduct Process

Chapter 6:┬áProcedures Governing Academic Program Reviews, Additions, Relocations, Expansions, and Eliminations 


Please note: the Handbook has been reformatted.  Changes include combining the six chapters into a single document with consistent fonts, styles, numbering, capitalization rules, etc. (see style guide below for more information).  A table of contents has also been added to each chapter.  In addition to content and formatting changes, some of the numbering has changed. If you have other documents that refer to numbered sections in the Handbook, please update those references.  Under RESOURCES below there is a "cheat sheet" that may be able to assist you. 

The handbook is now updated on July 1st (all chapters) and January 15th (all chapters except chapter 4 which corresponds with faculty contracts) each year. The most recent version of the handbook is always available on this website, so we encourage you to avoid downloading the document.  

If you have questions about the reformatting or need a copy of the Word version of any section of the handbook, please request a copy from:

Karla Staihar, Assistant to the Provost




University Faculty and Governance Handbook Style Guide

Reference Number "Cheat Sheet"

Conflict of Interest Form

Administrative Organizational Chart

January 2014 Governance Chart

Pacific University Charter



Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions (see specific notes for Mac users)

New Academic and Business Program Template (updated February 2014)

Budget Plan Narrative

Budget Plan Templates



Consensual Relationship Policy

Human Resources Policies

Intellectual Property Policy

Political Campaign Activity Policy

Sustainability Policy

Title IX


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