Faculty Handbook

The purpose of the Faculty Handbook is to provide a common source for understanding the policies and procedures of the Arts & Sciences, to provide convenient access to the guidelines of other areas of the College, to aid in the identification of available College resources, and to describe our basic organizational structure.

Beginning on page 22, the Faculty Handbook provides "Teaching Guidelines for Faculty," including college expectations regarding class meetings, syllabi, student evaluation & grading, course activities outside of regular class hours, and student absences. These guidelines reflect generally accepted teaching practices and are meant to foster trust between student and professor. Members of the faculty should consult with colleagues and department/program chairs for guidance about implementing these guidelines.

PDF updated August 2016 by the Dean of the Faculty.

Academic Honor Principle

On February 1, 1962, a majority vote of the student body adopted the principle that "all academic activities will be based on student honor" and thereby accepted the responsibility, individually and collectively, to maintain and perpetuate the principle of academic honor. The faculty, administration, and students of Dartmouth College recognize the Academic Honor Principle as fundamental to the education process. Any instance of academic dishonesty is considered a violation of the Academic Honor Principle. Included in this policy are guidelines for faculty reporting of violations.