Dear Colleague:

This Faculty Handbook is meant to provide you with the University policies that directly impact your work as a faculty member here at Pitt. Within the Handbook, you will find policies that encompass benefits information, institutional support, University governance, and other policies that must be communicated to faculty, including compliance policies and procedures that satisfy federal and Commonwealth laws.

Only aspects of University governance that pertain directly to faculty are included in the Handbook. If you need to pursue detailed procedures, such as the planning of new programs, grievances, or other contractually binding processes, please refer to the full text of applicable policies. Changes to the Handbook will be made as promptly as possible so that the University community has the most current description of policies and procedures available at all times.

Please contact in the Office of the Provost with any questions or concerns about the Handbook. I hope that it proves useful and beneficial as you continue your work here at the University of Pittsburgh.

Ann E. Cudd
Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor