The information, policies, and procedures set forth here apply to academic appointees on all campuses of the University. The Board of Trustees, the University Faculty Council, and/or administrative bodies and officers may develop new policies or modify these existing policies, when acting in accordance with authority conferred upon them by the Laws of the State of Indiana, the Board of Trustees, and the Faculty Constitution. New policies, duly approved, shall supersede the statements in this Handbook.
The policies and procedures contained in the Academic Handbook apply to the entire University. When acting in accordance with authority, appropriate bodies and officers of each campus may develop campus-specific policies and procedures, provided they are not in conflict with those of the University. Such campus-specific policies and procedures are published by each campus. In case of conflict, University policies and procedures naturally govern.
Faculty and staff who have suggestions for the correction and improvement of the Indiana University Academic Handbook should communicate these directly to the Dean of Faculties or Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on their campus.
The information, policies, and procedures set forth here are based upon determinations of the Board of Trustees, the University Faculty Council, and other official bodies and committees of the University, or reflect current administrative practice which is considered to be in conformity, or at least not in conflict, with appropriately sanctioned policy or regulations. The italicized entries appearing in parentheses following portions of the text indicate the basis of the immediately preceding provisions.
Some policies and procedures contained in the Handbook have not yet been updated to reflect the ongoing administrative reorganization of the University. Questions regarding administrative responsibility for specific policies and procedures should be directed to the Dean of Faculties or Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on each campus. Statements and policies in this Handbook do not create a contract and do not create any legal rights. In the event of differences between this document and the original documents cited therein, the wording in the original documents or master contracts shall obtain.