Sul Ross State University is committed to providing our faculty with guidelines and procedures to assist them in their role as educators. The Faculty Handbook is meant as a guide for faculty members but is not intended as a comprehensive manual and does not attempt to provide up-to-date information on significant university policies, procedures, and activities. Faculty may also refer to the Administrative Policy Manual for additional information about employment policies and procedures. Sul Ross Administrators in their respective offices and/or committees are also available for further information and clarification of policies and procedures.

This handbook may be used as a guide for faculty policies and procedures but is not a contract. Although policies in this handbook are current at the time of its publication, the University reserves the right to change its policies and procedures at any time without formal notice.

In the unlikely event of a conflict between the Faculty Handbook and the Board of Regents Rules and Regulations, the BOR Rules and Regulations have precedence.

It is the policy of the Board of Regents and the University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual job related qualifications and without illegal consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, or disability.

A PDF of the entire Faculty Handbook can be accessed here.

Chapter 1: History, Mission, General Organization, and Governance

  • 01: History of Sul Ross State University – refer to APM 1.01
  • 02: Mission of the University – refer to APM 1.02
  • 03: Accreditation – refer to APM 1.03
  • 04: Facilities – refer to APM 1.04
  • 05: Board of Regents, Texas State University System – refer to APM 1.05
  • 06: Administrative Structure of the University – refer to APM 1.06
  • 07: University Committees – refer to APM 1.07
  • 08: Faculty Governance and Councils – refer to APM 1.08
  • 09: External Councils and Committees – refer to APM 1.09
  • 10: Center for Big Bend Studies: History, Objectives, and Administration – refer to APM 1.10
  • 11: Statement of Governance – refer to APM 1.11

Chapter 2: Policies and Procedures Relating to Faculty

Chapter 3: Academic Support Services

Chapter 4: General Academic Policy: Curriculum and Academic Programs

Chapter 5: Policy Development, Review, and Dissemination

  • 01: Policy Development Review Guidelines – refer to APM 2.00
  • 02: Substantive Change Policy and Notification Procedures – refer to APM 1.13