Links to legal, human resources, financial, and academic affairs policies and guidelines

Appointment, Tenure, and Academic Affairs Policies
Intellectual Property Policy Policy C03.0 protects the interests of both intellectual property creators and RIT, and includes details on: Ownership and Use, IP Administration, and Revenue Distribution.
Best Practices for Tenure Evaluation Practical suggestions for tenure evaluation. Contents include: Clarity in Standards and Procedures for Tenure Evaluation, Consistency in Tenure Decisions, Candor in the Evaluation of Tenure-Track Faculty, and Caring for Unsuccessful Candidates.
Guidance for tenured and tenure track faculty evaluation letters Information for department chairs, peer committees, and deans regarding 3rd year review, tenure review, and promotion to full professor (Summer 2012).
Administrative Policy: Required Documentation for RIT’s tenure and promotion processes This administrative policy provides guidance on the required documentation for RIT’s tenure and promotion processes to include tenure and promotion to associate professor, promotion to full professor, promotion to senior lecturer, promotion to principal lecturer, and mid-tenure comprehensive review (8/8/2012).
Policy on Tenure Policy E05.0 Includes details on appointment, tenure location, probationary period, criteria for granting tenure, documentation, reviews, granting or denial of Tenure.
Policy on Faculty Rank Policy E06.0 Responsibilities of and promotion process for Tenure, Non-Tenure-Track, Lecturers, and Senior Lecturer.
Curriculum, Classroom and Student Policies
Academic Programming & Curriculum Management Includes new program proposal instructions, approvals needed for curricular changes, course development guidelines, distance education requirements, and much.
Policy for Curriculum Development Policy D01.0 includes details on initiating proposals, curriculum committees, student load and credit hour restrictions, the intercollege curriculum committee, general education committee, and the graduate council.
Protection of Human Subjects in Research Policy C05.0 outlines protection procedures including institutional review board, informed consent, and cooperative research.
Academic Integrity, Plagiarism Policy D08.0 deals with misconduct in research and scholarship and covers allegation procedures, the inquiry/investigation, determination procedures, and sanctions against inappropriate retaliatory actions.
RIT Educational Records Policy D15.0 includes details on access to records, confidentiality of records, records destruction, rights to correct records, records notification policy, and location of records.
Student Alcohol and Drug Policy Sanctions regarding violations of RIT student alcohol and drug policy as well as details on the RIT Good Samaritan Policy.
Student Leave of Absence - Voluntary and Involuntary Policy D02.1 explains the two types of absences and procedures for each. 
Admissions Policy Policy D02.0 covers admission policies for undergraduate and graduate students.
Final Course Grade Disputes Procedures for when either a student, faculty, or staff violate the standards of personal and professional integrity. Includes details on: bringing charges, academic conduct committee hearings, and appeals.
Emergency Closing Procedure Implementation details for the closing of the university or cancellation of classes, includes emergency closing message phone numbers and a list of local television channels that make these announcements.
Policy on Discontinuance, Reduction or Transfer of Academic Programs Components of program review, program discontinuance, program reduction and associated downstream effects such as termination of a tenured faculty member.
Separation, Absence, Leave, and Legal Policies
Staff Leave of Absence Procedures for staff leave of absence that include both personal leave and professional leave.
Absence Reporting Covers the procedures for when illness or injury results in absence from work.
Voluntary Separation/Termination Procedures for when an RIT staff voluntarily terminates employment, includes the required actions for both employees and supervisors.
Faculty Dismissal Policy Provides details on the dismissal of faculty before the expiration of an appointment for adequate cause. Specific components of the policy include: charges, dismissal review committee, dismissal hearings.
Faculty Leave of Absence Explains that a leave of absence without salary may be granted to faculty members for good cause, provided satisfactory arrangements can be made to cover their work loads.
Faculty Leave for Professional Development Provides eligibility and administration details for faculty that engage in some form of advanced study, writing, research or other creative activity.
Faculty/Staff Alcohol and Drug Policy Compliance details in accordance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988.
Procedures for Handling Claims or Lawsuits Details on how to address any informal or formal claims such as: contact from an attorney; receipt of Summons & Complaint; or receipt of an employee-based complaint filed with an external agency such as OSHA, EEOC, EPA, NYS Division of Human Rights.
External Complaints Involving Alleged Discrimination Policy outlines the process for addressing complaints raised outside of RIT, through lawsuits or government proceedings.
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Applies to all RIT employees and covers the polices of the Family and Medical Leave Act signed into law in 1993.
Compensation and Classification Policies
Salary Determination Overview of salary structure and Includes definitions of: promotions, demotions, lateral transfers, title changes, annual salary increase, and denial of salary increase.
Premium Pay Practices Includes details for both regular and non-exempt employees on Call-In Pay, Double Time, Emergency Closing Pay, Holiday Pay, Overtime, Shift Premium, and Sunday Premium.
Employee Classification and Status Information on employee classification ( faculty, professional, non-exempt) and status (full-time, extended part-time, part-time, temporary) for the purpose of determining benefits.
Position Classification and Job Evaluation Procedures Includes job evaluations and re-evaluations to review a position’s FLSA status (exempt or non-exempt) and market band pay rate.
Position Control Procedures Procedures to assist managers with job evaluations and re-evaluations for all regular faculty and staff.
Hours of Work Includes details on work schedules, breaks, meal periods, and compensation.
Finance and Travel Policies
Travel Policy Information about the payment/reimbursement process for approved business travel from the RIT campus.
Budget Policies Includes the following: Budget accounts, Chargeback Info, Discretionary Expenditures, Budget planning cycle.
Procurement Policies Includes the following links: Indemnification and insurance specifications, independent contractor or employee, purchase orders, supplier contract management, RIT surplus.
Policy on financial Exigency Details on the declaration and review process of a financial exigency.
Vendor Contract Management Procedure Outlines the roles and responsibilities of RIT departments involved in the supplier contract review process.
Performance Management Policies
Staff Grievance Procedure This policy guides supervisors and employees in addressing a complaint on the part of an employee that an action taken by management violates a provision of the university policy or procedure in a way that adversely affects the employee.
Staff Performance Evaluation Policies, Procedures, and Forms Includes links to a variety of staff focused appraisal templates including: self-appraisals, staff appraisals, development plans, and upward appraisals.
Faculty Annual Review Policy This policy on Annual Review of Faculty establishes guidelines for the evaluation of the performance of each faculty member against established university criteria and in accordance with the mission and goals of the department, college and university.
Staff Performance Improvement Process and Procedure This policy guides supervisors and employees in addressing the need to improve performance, including problems in fulfilling the duties of a position and conduct that violates university policies, procedures, or practices.
Hiring Policies
Staff Recruitment Procedures for Managers Resources for each phase of the Onboarding process including: the pre-hire process, hiring process, and post-hire process.
Faculty Employment Policies Contains information on faculty hiring, academic year, responsibilities, and ending employment.