Handbook Revisions

Kennesaw State University Handbook changes from 10 July 2013 forward.

  • Date
    Handbook
    Section
    Description
  • 9 August 19
    Faculty
    2.2
    Updated workload policies.
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    3.3
    Updated workload policies.
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    3.4
    Updated workload policies.
  • 1 July 19
    Faculty
    1.1
    Changes to faculty membership administrative offices, changes to general verbiage.
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    1.2
    Description changes for offices and units.
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    3.5
    Changes regarding promotion to Associate Professor.
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    3.9
    Changes to expectations and joint appointments for non-tenure track research faculty.
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    3.10
    Changes to reappointment of lecturers.
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    3.12
    Changes to evaluation of faculty performance and administrator review.
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    4.1.4
    Changes to joint appointment requests
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    4.1.8
    Updated verbiage and citations.
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    4.2.4
    Updated section on extra compensation.
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    4.2.5
    Changes to poliy on extended absence from teaching responsibities.
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    4.3.1
    Updated citation.
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    4.3.3
    Updated citation.
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    University
    1.3
    Updates to the President's Cabinet and administrative divisions.
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    2.1
    Update to advising policies.
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    3.1.2
    Updated veribiage for university standing committees.
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    3.7.2
    Changes to the curriculum review process.
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    4.3
    Updates to services provided.
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    4.4
    Updates to services provided.
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    4.7
    Updates to services provided.
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    5.2.4
    Changes to contact information.
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    5.2.9
    Update to link.
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    5.2.11
    Change to policy statement on sexual harrassment.
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    5.2.15
    Update to citation.
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    5.2.19
    Update to link.
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    5.4.1
    Update to Red Flag Report link.
  • Faculty
    1.2
    Description changes for Colleges, Offices, Units
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    2.1
    Update verbiage and source citation
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    3.1
    Changes regarding 3rd year review for tenured professors
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    3.3
    Verbiage relative to "engagement" added
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    3.5a
    Changes regarding 3rd year review for tenured professors
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    University
    1.3
    Description changes for Offices, Units
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    3.2c
    Changes in select committee composition, descriptions
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    3.2e
    New section added
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    3.2f
    New section added
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  • Faculty
    1.2
    Descriptions of Organizational Divisions, Colleges, and Departments
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    3.6.b4
    Librarian Faculty (new)
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    4.1.12
    Part-time Faculty
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    4.2.5
    Emeritus Status
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    University
    1.3
    Kennesaw State University's Administrative Officers & Organizations
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    3.2
    Senate and University Council Structure
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         Annual Standing Committee Report Form
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         Faculty Handbook Committee
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         Tenure and Promotion Process Review Committee
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  • Faculty
    1.1
    Faculty Membership
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    1.2
    Descriptions of Organizational Divisions, Colleges, and Departments
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    2.2
    Workload Models for Teaching Faculty
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    2.7a & b
    Textbooks (new)
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    2.9
    Grading: Withdrawal, Compliance with Federal Regulations (new)
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    3.2
    Overview of Faculty Responsibilities
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    3.3
    Basic Categories of Faculty Performance
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    3.4
    Evaluation of Quality & Significance
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    3.5b
    Credit for Promotion; Change in minimum service requirements
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    3.6b
    "Research Faculty" and "Academic Professionals" (new)
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    4.1
    Instructors eliminated as a permanent, full-time rank category
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    4.1.2
    Graduate Faculty Status & Permission to Teach Graduate Courses
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    University
    1.3
    Kennesaw State University's Administrative Officers & Organization
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    3
    Shared Governance (new organization)
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         List of University Standing Committees (additions and deletions)
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    4
    Services and Facilities
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  • Faculty
    2.13
    Updated Syllabus Requirements
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    2.9
    Updated Grade Appeal Procedure
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    3.1 and elsewhere
    Change "3rd year review" to Pre-tenure Review only
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    Change "6th year review" or "Multi-level review" to Post-tenure Review only
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    3.5
    Clarify how probationary credit is used for tenure and promotion
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    Reorganization of PTR section
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    3.6
    List of positions considered "Administrative Faculty" updated
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    Removed required promotion of Lecturers
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    Removed required 3rd year and 6th reviews of NTT faculty
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    Removed Academic Professionals as a faculty category
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    4.2.4
    Updated Overload Compensation Guidelines and Stipends
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    4.4.2
    New Student Grade Appeal process
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    4.4.3
    New Grievance Procedure
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    University
    1.3
    Changes to Kennesaw State University's Administrative Officers & Organization
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    3.1.2
    Updated descriptions of University Standing Committees
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    5.2.11
    Updated Policy Statement on Sexual Harassment
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  • Faculty
    1.2
    Updated Descriptions of Organizational Divisions, Colleges, and Departments
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    2.5
    Updated Assessment of Teaching Effectiveness
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    2.9
    Updated Grade Appeals Policy
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    3
    Replaced Section 3 in entirety to reflect new P&T guidelines
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    3.5
    Tenure Review- revision to use of probationary credit and impact if tenure denied when using credit
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    4.1.4
    Subsections created- 4.1.4.1 Employment Contracts; 4.1.4.2 Notice of Faculty Resignation or Retirement (New Information)
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    4.1.6
    Updated Faculty Relocation and Moving Expenses Policy
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    4.1.15
    Updated Visas for Non-U.S. Citizens Policy
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    4.2.5
    Updated KSU Employee Benefits
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    University
    1.1
    Updated Institutional Strategic Plan 
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    1.3
    Updated Descriptions of Administrative Officers and Units
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    3.1.2
    Updated Descriptions of University Standing Committees
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    3.7.1
    New Policy on Academic Program Coordination
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    3.8
    Updated Workflow for Changes to University and Faculty Handbooks and Catalogs
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    5.2.19
    Added Campus Carry section
  • Faculty
    1.2
    Updated Descriptions of Organizational Divisions, Colleges, and Departments
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    1.3
    Updated Assessment of Teaching Effectiveness
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    2.4
    Updated Course Syllabi Information
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    2.5
    Updated Assessment of Teaching Effectiveness
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    2.9
    Updated Grading information and pointed to primary source websites for complete
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    2.10
    Updated Student Attendance Policy information and pointed to primary source website for complete information
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    3.5
    Added probationary credit clarification
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    3.12
    Updated Committee Structure and Process
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    4.1.2
    Updated Graduate Faculty Status Information
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    4.2.2
    Added limited term summer compensation policy
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    University
    1.1
    Updated Institutional Strategic Plan
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    1.3
    Updated Descriptions of Administrative Officers and Units
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    2.2
    Updated Advisor Responsibilities
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    3.1.1
    Updated Descriptions of University Bodies
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    3.5
    Added Department Bylaws approval clarification
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    3.6
    Added College Bylaws approval clarification
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    4
    Updated Campus Services & Facilities information
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    5.1
    Updated Reaffirmation of Equal Employment Opportunity Affirmative Action Policies
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    5.2
    Updated Workplace Policies and Procedures
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    5.2.20
    Added new section on Freedom of Expression
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