FACULTY HANDBOOK

INTRODUCTION

1 UNIVERSITY STRUCTURE

1.1 Background
1.2 Administrative Organization

1.2.1 Board of Trustees
1.2.2 Executive Board
1.2.3 University Senate
1.2.4 Rector
1.2.5 Vice-Rectors
1.2.6 Faculty, Institute and School Executive Boards

1.3 Academic Units and Bodies

1.3.1 Faculties and Schools and Their Departments and Programs
1.3.2 Institutes
1.3.3 Research Centers
1.3.4 Committees

2 POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR FACULTY MEMBERS

2.1 Appointment and Promotion ( Frequently Asked Questions , Official Rules in Turkish )

2.1.1 General Rules
2.1.2 Classifications of Appointment
2.1.3 Promotion and Appointment as an Assistant Professor
2.1.4 Promotion and Appointment as an Associate or Full Professor
2.1.5 Promotions of Department Chairpersons and Deans

2.2 Annual Review and Evaluation of Faculty Members

2.2.1 Evaluation of Scholarly Research or Creative Work
2.2.2 Evaluation of Teaching and Service Performance
2.2.3 Evaluation of Overall Academic Performance

2.3 Policy On Sponsored Research and External Activities
2.4 Patent Policy
2.5 Educational Goals, Policies, Principles and Procedures

3 COMPENSATION, BENEFITS and LEAVE POLICY

3.1 Compensation

3.1.1 Payments and Salary
3.1.2 Salary System

3.2 Benefits

3.2.1 Retirement Benefits: Savings Trust
3.2.2 Health Insurance
3.2.3 Tuition Support for Spouses and Children
3.2.4 Free Transportation Service On and Off Campus
3.2.5 Lunch Tickets
3.2.6 Rent-Free Furnished Housing

3.3 Leave and Official Holidays

3.3.1 Annual Paid Leave (Vacation)
3.3.2 Sabbatical Leave
3.3.3 Unpaid Leave
3.3.4 Maternity Leave
3.3.5 Leave to Attend Conferences
3.3.6 Research Leave
3.3.7 Official Holidays

4 FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

4.1 Teaching Workshops

5 DISTINGUISHED TEACHING AWARDS

5.1 Eligibility
5.2 Nomination

5.3 Criteria for the Award
5.4 Administration of the Award

6 POLICIES REGARDING INSTRUCTION AND STUDENTS

6.1 Teaching Objectives
6.2 Course Syllabus
6.3 Medium of Instruction
6.4 Period of Instruction
6.5 Policy on Academic Honesty
6.6 Student Rights
6.7 Rules Governing Assessment, Make-up & Proctoring
6.8 Notification of Class Postponement or Cancellation
6.9 Academic Advising
6.10 Attendance
6.11 Grading

6.11.1 Grading System
6.11.2 Grade Point Average (GPA) and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)

6.12 Academic Standing

6.12.1 Honor Students
6.12.2 Successful Students
6.12.3 Students on Probation
6.12.4 Unsuccessful Students

6.13 Dismissal
6.14 Repeating a Course
6.15 Duration of Study
6.16 Student Leave of Absence

7 OTHER UNIVERSITY POLICIES and PROCEDURES

7.1 Smoking Policy

8 UNIVERSITY FACILITIES AND SERVICES

8.1 Library

8.1.1 Faculty Borrowing Rights

8.2 Computer Center Facilities
8.3 Health Center
8.4 Physical Education and Sports Center
8.5 International Center