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Office of the Provost
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Sheridan Hall 302
Phone: (785) 628-4241
Fax: (785) 628-4157

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon - Fri


Faculty and Unclassified Staff Handbook
Chapter 4 -- Faculty and Staff: Benefits, Responsibilities, and Specific Requirements

Academic Records Policy for Unclassified Personnel
See Personnel Files

Animals in Research and Education, Care and Use of

Chronic Low Performance Policy

Code of Ethics

All faculty members are expected to march in the formal academic procession at the spring commencement. Faculty on leave (sabbatical, leave without pay, and disability) will also be included in the line of march. If a faculty member does not own academic regalia, FHSU masters' hoods and gowns are available for purchase from the Tiger Spirit Shop in the Memorial Union. Faculty wishing to rent doctoral gowns can do so by contacting the Tiger Spirit Stop.

Commitment of Time, Conflict of Interest, Consulting and Other Employment Policies of the Board of Regents

Community Activities
The University encourages faculty members to take an active part in community affairs. It is desirable that faculty members participate in activities which promote the civic betterment of Hays and western Kansas and make their particular expertise available to the community.

Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Time Reporting Procedures
See University Policies, Commitment of Time, Conflict of Interest, Consulting and Other Employment Policies of the Board of Regents
See Handbook, Chapter 4, Commitment of Time, Conflict of Interest, Consulting and Other Employment Policies of the Board of Regents, which includes Conflict of Interest Committee information.

Conflicts with Scheduled Obligations
Faculty members shall not allow activities unconnected with their campus responsibilities to interfere with their campus obligations.

Consenting Relations Policy

Drug and Alcohol Policy (formerly Drug-Free Workplace)

Export Control

Extramural Funding (replaced Policy on Research Incentives)

Faculty Office Space, Provision and Use of

FHSU Faculty Seeking Terminal Degrees, University Support of

General Faculty Meetings
The first meeting of the faculty in the academic year is held on the day preceding fall registration. Faculty meetings are not scheduled on a regular basis but are called by the president when matters of importance are to be brought before the faculty. It is expected that each faculty member will be present at all faculty meetings.

Gifts and Hospitality for Unclassified State Employees

Holiday Observations

Human Subjects Research

Identification Cards
An identification card (Tiger Card) verifying employment with the University may be obtained in the University Card Center in the Memorial Union. This identification card includes full user privileges for Forsyth Library and Tiger Wellness Center.

Individual Financial Conflict of Interest

Legal Defense of State Employees

Misconduct in Research Policy

Oath of Office (K.S.A. 75-4308)

Participant Support

Payroll Checks
Payroll checks are distributed every two weeks via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). EFT forms are processed through the Human Resource Office. Funds can be transferred to any financial institution affiliated with the Federal Reserve System.
Payroll deduction is available to faculty and staff for donations made to the FHSU Foundation. Contact the FHSU Foundation for procedure.

Personnel Files

Personnel File Copies
Faculty may request copies of anything contained in their personnel file. There is no charge for the first five (5) copies; thereafter, the charge will be 25 cents per page.

Political Activity by State Employees

Professional Dues
The State of Kansas cannot legally pay personal dues to professional organizations. Since the individual is the member and receives the personal benefits from such membership, the membership fee should be paid directly by the individual faculty member.

Proposal Preparation and Submission Guidelines for Sponsored Projects

Research Incentives (Extramural Funding)

Resident Fees

Substance Abuse Policy

Terminal Degree Requirements

Whistleblower Policy

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The information in this document is provided for informational purposes only. It is not intended to create additional contractual obligations or benefits.

NOTE: The provisions published in this Faculty and 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 current terms and conditions applicable to bargaining unit members.


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