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Fort Hays State University
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Faculty and Unclassified Staff Handbook

This document is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to create additional contractual obligations or benefits.

NOTE: The provisions published in this Faculty and Unclassified Staff Handbook are for general information only. Members of the collective bargaining unit represented by the Fort Hays State University chapter of the American Association of University Professors should consult the current Memorandum of Agreement for terms and conditions applicable to bargaining unit members.

Chapter 1 -- General Policies

Chapter 2 -- Academic Affairs

Chapter 3 -- Faculty: Employment, Tenure, Promotion and Merit

Chapter 4 -- Faculty: Benefits, Responsibilities and Specific Requirements

Chapter 5 -- Leaves, Insurance, and Retirement Benefits

Chapter 6 -- Business Affairs: General Regulations, Services and Procedures

Chapter 7 -- Student Affairs

Chapter 8 -- Public Affairs

The Faculty and Unclassified Staff Handbook on the University's online system is the official version of the Handbook and is updated as changes arise.  A print version is updated annually.  Download a complete copy of the print Handbook in pdf format (last print update July 2018).  Paper copies of the handbook are available upon request from the Office of the Provost.

Revised 8/2/18 by the Office of the Provost. Send comments to

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