Policies and Procedures Handbook

OAA Policies and Procedures Handbook

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This handbook contains the policies and procedures promulgated by the Office of Academic Affairs. It is updated every spring or in response to a change to the Rules of the University Faculty and Bylaws of the Board of Trustees. In the 2011 revision, policy language contained in volume 2 was made into stand-alone policies. The remaining material was moved to volume 1.

Complete Handbook (Vols. 1-3)


Volume 1, Chapter 1: Governance Documents

Volume 1, Chapter 2: Unit Administration

Volume 1, Chapter 3: Appeals

Volume 1, Chapter 4: OAA Administration

Volume 3: Promotion and Tenure


Policy on Faculty Annual Review

Policy on Faculty Appointments

Policy on Faculty Compensation

Policy on Faculty Conflict of Commitment

Policy on Faculty Fellow Appointments

Policy on Faculty Paid External Consulting

Policy on Faculty Professional Leave

Policy on Faculty Recruitment and Selection

Policy on Faculty Special Assignment

Office of Human Resources Policies frequently used by departments. Other human resources policies can be found at the OHR policy webpage.

Office of Research policies frequently used by departments can be found at the OR policy webpage.

  • Policy on Faculty Financial Conflict of Interest

Other policies of interest to faculty can be found at the OSU University Polices webpage.


Sample Pattern of Administration (Click here for a Word version of this document.)

Sample Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure Document (Click here for a Word version of this document.)

Evidence for Criteria

Providing leadership for faculty promotion

The Ohio State University Editorial Style Guide

Sample Documents


Faculty Rank Title Codes 

Chart with Levels of Approval