Faculty & Governance Handbook

Pacific University Faculty and Governance Handbook

CURRENT January 2017 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: Procedures Governing Academic Program Reviews, Additions, Relocations, Expansions, and Elimination

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 1 (all chapters) and January 15 (all chapters except chapter four 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
karlas@pacificu.edu | 503-352-2112


University Faculty and Governance Handbook Style Guide
Reference Number "Cheat Sheet"
Conflict of Interest (Rev 2015)
External Consulting Disclosure Form (Rev 2015)
Administrative Organizational Chart
January 2014 Governance Chart
Pacific University Charter
Robert's Rules Online

New Academic Program Approval and Implementation

Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions (see specific notes for Mac users)
New Academic and Business Program Template (updated March 2016)
Budget Plan Assumptions/Narrative (FYS 16/17 - 20/21)
Budget Plan Templates (FYS 16/17 - 20/21)


Consensual Relationship Policy
Human Resources Policies
Intellectual Property Policy
Political Campaign Activity Policy
Sustainability Policy
Title IX