This series of web pages is designed to make readily accessible some policies and practices frequently used by academic administrators, particularly at the department/unit level. The information is organized into four sections: (1) Policies & Basic Information, (2) Practices to Consider, (3) Additional Resources, and (4) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). It is designed to be a living set of materials, which will be updated and added to as needed. Items were initially selected based on a survey sent to department chairs, school directors, and associate deans. Please send ideas for additions and questions to Cindi Leverich (

Policies & Basic Information

Practices to Consider

Additional Resources