Pacific University Faculty and Governance Handbook


July 2013 Version 2013-2014 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, and numbering.  A table of contents has also been added to each chapter.  All Handbook language changes approved in 2012-2013 have been made to the document, but no additional content has been altered.  However, 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 most recent version of the Handbook is always available on this website, so we encourage you to avoid downloading the document.  Some minor additional reformatting will take place this year (i.e. consistent capitalization rules, consistent rules for words that can be spelled multiple ways like by-laws vs. bylaws). 

If you have questions about the reformatting or need a copy of the Word version of any section of the Handbook in order to propose changes, please request a copy from:

Karla Staihar, Assistant to the Provost




Frequently Asked Questions (coming soon!)

Reference Number "Cheat Sheet"

Conflict of Interest Form

Administrative Organizational Chart

July 2013 Governance Chart

Pacific University Charter



New Academic and Business Program Template (coming soon!)

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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