Purpose of the Faculty Handbook
This handbook provides all faculty members at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy with information about the rules and regulations that apply to them as faculty of the School. It provides general information about Tufts University and the School and describes personnel policies and procedures, research guidelines and faculty roles and responsibilities. Faculty members are responsible for knowing and complying with these policies and procedures. The statements and documents that affect faculty appointments come from many sources and are based on trustee policies, faculty resolutions, historical precedents, and federal and state regulations. The information contained in this handbook is periodically changed and updated. Therefore, this handbook serves as a guide and is neither a definitive statement of current policies and procedures nor a contract. For the most updated information, readers are referred to School and University websites. Questions concerning the policies described herein should be referred to the Office of the Academic Dean for Education or the Academic Dean for Faculty, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, or the Office of the Provost at Tufts University for interpretation and clarification.