This Part-time Faculty Handbook is intended for use as a general reference rather than the official source of University policies and guidelines. The Handbook is not intended to be definitive on policy matters, nor does it grant substantive contractual rights to University employees. Nothing contained herein shall negate the right of the University to augment or change its policies applicable to University employees. If you have questions about a particular issue, be sure to consult your department head, human resources representative, senior associate dean for academic affairs and administration, or director of business services. You can obtain from them the most recent copy of the relevant University policy.