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The online version is the official version of the Faculty Handbook. This Handbook is the product of the Faculty Senate and the Office of Academic Affairs, and it is maintained by the Faculty Handbook Committee of the Faculty Senate. Substantive changes to the Handbook are approved by the Faculty Senate.


Fayetteville State University (FSU) Faculty Handbook provides information for faculty about the university and other aspects of their employment and professional lives, and it is a repository of policies that affect faculty. The Handbook is intended to introduce new faculty to the university, and it is an ongoing resource for all faculty. Faculty should acquaint themselves with the Handbook and in particular, Chapters VII and VIII.

Handbook History

Many people are responsible for this Handbook. The last full revision of the FSU Faculty Handbook took place in 2009. In 2008, an FSU faculty handbook Review Taskforce was formed which resulted in a summary of identified areas for improvements, revisions, and additions. 

The Faculty Handbook Review Committee was formed during the summer of 2012 by the Faculty Senate to implement revisions and recommend changes to the Faculty Handbook. This writing team was convened to complete revision of the Handbook, including the establishment of this Faculty Handbook website. The Faculty Handbook website is the repository for the Handbook and links to policies pertaining to faculty. The revised Handbook was approved by the Faculty Senate on October 23, 2012 and presented to the Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and the Office of Legal Affairs on November 29, 2012.


Although concerted efforts have been made to attain factual accuracy herein, no responsibility is assumed for editorial, clerical or printing errors or error occasioned by mistake. This handbook attempts to present information which, at the time of preparation for printing, most accurately summarizes the policies, procedures, regulations, requirements and programs of Fayetteville State University and the Faculty Senate. However, it does not establish contractual relationships. The policies, procedures, and regulations of the University should be consulted in their entirety and reliance should not be placed on summaries provided in this handbook. The content of this handbook is subject to an annual review in order to reflect upon the latest policy changes. Any questions regarding the most current policy should be directed to the Office of Legal Affairs.

The Handbook

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