Faculty Handbook - Welcome

Welcome to this year’s edition of the Faculty Handbook. Inside you will find basic information about the University of Virginia and the resources, conditions of employment, benefits, and policies that are essential to the faculty experience.

UVA faculty are an innovative, collaborative, and diverse group of scholars and educators. Each of you comes to UVA at a different stage of your academic career and a different moment in your life. I hope that this handbook helps you find and make use of the many opportunities and supportive programs the University offers during your time here, whether you’re just beginning your career or have been with us for decades.

We are at an exciting time in our history. The University of Virginia aims to foster a dynamic, cohesive community that is both great and good; recently President Ryan outlined a strategy for the coming years that reimagines, expands, and strengthens that community. Our faculty—teachers, researchers, and leaders, all—are a key element of that vision. You can read more about how faculty play a crucial role in the 2030 Plan at https://www.virginia.edu/draftstrategicplan.

In my inaugural year as your provost, I am particularly interested in and welcome your feedback—on the 2030 Plan, and in general. Please share your thoughts with me and my staff at provost@virginia.edu.

M. Elizabeth Magill
Executive Vice President and Provost

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The University of Virginia is committed to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and equal access to programs and activities. To fulfill this commitment, the University of Virginia does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family and genetic information, in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Governor’s Executive Order Number One (2014), and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University’s policies, “Preventing and Addressing Discrimination and Harassment (PADH Policy)” and “Preventing and Addressing Retaliation (PAR Policy)” implement this statement.

The University of Virginia also prohibits sexual and gender-based harassment, including sexual assault, and other forms of interpersonal violence. The University’s Policy on Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence (Title IX Policy) implements this statement.

The Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights (EOCR), which includes the University’s Title IX Office, has complaint procedures available to address alleged violations of has complaint procedures available to address alleged violations of the forgoing policies with respect to faculty, staff, students and thrid parties. EOCR is also charged with educating all University community members on the PADH, PAR, and and Title IX policies, as well as employees’ reporting obligations as stated in the policy “Reporting by University Employees of Sexual Misconduct Disclosures Made by Students. (Responsible Employee Policy).”

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and related statutes and regulations: Melvin Mallory, ADA Coordinator, Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights, 2015 Ivy Road, Room 321, P.O. Box 400219, Charlottesville, VA 22904, 434-924-3295, ADACoordinator@virginia.edu.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Catherine Spear, Associate Vice President, Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights, P.O. Box 400219, Washington Hall, Charlottesville, VA 22904, 434-924-3200, uvaeocr@virginia.edu.

The following person has been designated to serve as the overall coordinator for purposes of Title IX compliance: Emily Babb, Assistant Vice President for Title IX Compliance/Title IX Coordinator, O'Neil Hall, Room 037, 434-297-7643, ecb6y@virginia.edu or TitleIXCoordinator@virginia.edu.

The following individual has been designated as Deputy Title IX Coordinator to assist the Title IX Coordinator and conduct investigations: Akia Haynes, O'Neil Hall, Room 037, 434-924-1696, aah6n@virginia.edu.

Complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation may be directed to the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights at uvaeocr@virginia.edu. Complaint procedures may be found at http://eocr.virginia.edu/file-complaint.  Complaints may also be filed with the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Commonwealth of Virginia Division of Human Rights, and the Department of Human Resources Management.