This handbook provides information on a wide range of administrative matters, such as general University principles and practices, the ins and outs of faculty appointments, tenure, and faculty governance.
The Faculty Handbook is not, nor is it intended to be, a primary source of official University of Michigan policy. Official policies are found in the Bylaws of the Board of Regents, the Standard Practice Guide (SPG), the bylaws of the schools and colleges, and other documents, some of which are referenced in the handbook.
The handbook is not intended to directly establish or imply contractual obligations to any faculty group or individual faculty member. Official University of Michigan policies may be revised at any time. Unless otherwise stated, revised U-M policies, when approved, apply to U-M faculty and staff, regardless of their initial appointment dates.