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Academic Affairs Handbook


Academic Calendar Five Year


Faculty Credentials for Accreditation

Faculty Responsibilities


Hiring Handbook for Faculty & Staff – check back for current information

Faculty Appointments

Background Check Procedure for TCU Appointments

Justification Form

Faculty Titles

Full-Time Appointments

Search Procedures for Full-Time Faculty Positions – check back for updated information

Faculty Search Authorization Form

Part-Time Appointments

Search Procedures for Part-Time Faculty Positions

Guidelines for (Re)Appointment of Adjunct/Part-time Faculty

Guidelines for (Re)Appointment of Non-teaching Adjunct Faculty

Academic Program Review Guidelines

Academic Support Program Guidelines

Checklist for outgoing Faculty/Staff


Adjunct Faculty Manual


Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teacher and Scholar

Deans’ Award for Teaching Guidelines 

Deans’ Award for Research and Creativity Guidelines

Green Honors Chair

Green Honors Chair Guidelines – check back for updated information

Green Honors Chair Departmental Instructions – check back for updated information


Graduate Council Procedures

Undergraduate Council Procedures

Tenure and Promotion

Tenure and Promotion Calendar 2021-22

Procedures for Preparation of Recommendation for Tenure and Promotion

Retention of Tenure and Promotion Materials Policy


Policy for Evaluation of Degree Credentials from Non-U.S. Institutions

Procedures and Standards for Distance Learning and Web-Enhanced Courses

Compensation Policy for Summer Teaching

Compensation Policy for Summer Courses Abroad – check back for updated information

Faculty Stipend for Summer Committee Work

Disclosure Requirements for Academic Programs Leading to Professional Licensure

Faculty Workload Policy

Instructional Equipment Policy

Intellectual Property Policy and Procedures

University Contributions to Retirement on Additional Pay for Faculty Policy

Professor of Professional Practice Policy

Faculty 12/12 Vacation Policy

Faculty Annual Report Format

Guidelines for Faculty Exempt Staff Personnel File Management

Guidelines for Recognizing a Center of Excellence

TCU Sponsored Activities Away From Campus

TCU Vita Format


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