About this Collection

This collection includes University Policies for Academic Affairs at Georgia Southern University. The Georgia Southern University policies included in this Digital Commons@Georgia Southern collection are produced by the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Additional administrative documents are available at https://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/gasouthern-provost/

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Policies are listed by Division, then by Department in that Division, if applicable. You may search for a policy by name or by number using the search tool on the left. Divisions are listed below.

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Academic Assessment
Issued: December 2, 2013; Updated: August 9, 2018; Revised: July 21, 2024

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Academic Convocations
Issued: May 23, 2013; Updated: August 9, 2018

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Administrative Employees Returning to an Academic Appointment as a Faculty Member Policy
Issued: January 1, 2014; Updated: August 9, 2018

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Centers and Institutes
Issued: August 14, 2001; Updated: August 9, 2018; Revised: July 15, 2019

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Class Meetings and Final Exams
Issued: January 1, 2014; Updated: August 9, 2018; Revised: February 13, 2019

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College Bylaws Policy
Issued: February 17, 2011; Updated: August 10, 2018; Revised: June 8, 2011

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Credit Hour Policy
Issued: November 4, 2013; Updated: May 31, 2018; Revised: July 8, 2024

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Distance Education
Issued: March 3, 2014; Updated: August 9, 2018; Revised: July 17, 2024

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Early Alert for Freshmen - 311
Issued: May 31, 2018; Updated: September 15, 2014

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Educational Leave
Issued: October 25, 2005; Updated: August 9, 2018; Revised: February 13, 2019

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Emeritus/a Status Policy
Issued: May 1, 2019; Revised: August 15, 2019

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Evaluation of Administrators
Issued: May 23, 2013; Updated: August 9, 2018; Revised: March 29, 2023

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Evaluation of Faculty
Issued: May 23, 2013; Updated: August 9, 2018; Revised: March 8, 2019

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Extension of Tenure Clock/Review Process
Issued: March 8, 2018; Updated: August 9, 2018

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Faculty Absence from Professional Responsibilities
Issued: February 26, 2002; Updated: August 9, 2018; Revised: February 14, 2019

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Faculty Evaluation Guidelines
Issued: June 1, 1981; Updated: August 9, 2018; Revised: March 29, 2023

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Faculty Grievance Policy
Issued: March 3, 2014; Updated: August 9, 2018; Revised: January 28, 2019

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Faculty Resignation Policy
Issued: May 23, 2013; Updated: August 9, 2018

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Faculty Retirement Policy
Issued: May 23, 2013; Updated: August 9, 2018; Revised: May 28, 2019

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Faculty Senate Bylaws
Issued: January 22, 1996; Updated: August 9, 2018; Revised: May 2, 2019

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Faculty Termination Policy
Issued: May 23, 2013; Updated: August 9, 2018

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Faculty Tutoring Policy
Issued: January 1, 2014; Updated: August 9, 2018; Revised: February 13, 2019

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Graduate Faculty Policy
Issued: December 7, 2016; Updated: August 9, 2018; Revised: February 13, 2019

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Honorary Degrees
Issued: July 13, 2022

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Institutional Effectiveness
Issued: February 24, 2014; Updated: August 9, 2018; Revised: July 12, 2019

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Instructor of Record Policy
Issued: January 1, 2014; Updated: August 9, 2018

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Learning Support Program
Issued: March 17, 2014

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Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, and Principal Lecturers Policy
Issued: April 15, 2010; Updated: August 9, 2018; Revised: February 13, 2019

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Membership on Committees, Task Forces, and Councils
Issued: January 1, 2014; Updated: August 9, 2018

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Non-Tenure Track Appointments
Issued: May 23, 2013; Updated: August 9, 2018; Revised: February 13, 2019

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Outside Consulting Policy
Issued: January 1, 2014; Updated: August 9, 2018; Revised: February 13, 2019

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Part-Time Agreement Policy
Issued: August 1, 2011; Updated: August 9, 2018; Revised: August 11, 2014

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Policy and Procedures on Handling Complaints
Issued: January 1, 2012; Updated: May 31, 2018; Revised: August 9, 2018

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Post-Tenure Review Policy
Issued: May 23, 2013; Updated: August 9, 2018; Revised: July 15, 2019

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Pre-Tenure Review Policy
Issued: May 23, 2013; Updated: August 9, 2018

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Promotion Guidelines
Issued: January 1, 2013; Updated: August 9, 2018; Revised: September 12, 2014

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Salary Increase Policy
Issued: May 23, 2013; Updated: August 9, 2018

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Scholarly Misconduct Policy
Issued: June 2, 1998; Updated: August 9, 2018

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Shared Governance Policy
Issued: May 23, 2013; Updated: July 12, 2019

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Statement on Course Requirements
Issued: June 2, 1982; Updated: August 9, 2018; Revised: February 13, 2019

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Student Grade Appeal Policy
Issued: May 23, 2013; Updated: August 9, 2018

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Student Ratings of Instruction Policy
Issued: May 23, 2013; Updated: August 9, 2018; Revised: May 2, 2019

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Substantive Change Policy
Issued: December 1, 2012; Updated: August 9, 2018; Revised: October 1, 2014

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Summer Teaching Policy
Issued: May 23, 2013; Updated: August 9, 2018; Revised: February 13, 2019

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Tenure Guidelines
Issued: March 5, 2013; Updated: August 9, 2018; Revised: March 5, 2013

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Textbook Policy
Issued: August 9, 2018; Updated: August 9, 2018; Revised: October 18, 2022