Faculty and Staff Resources
Promotion, Review, Tenure Policies
The Provost's Office provides the timetable for academic review and guidelines for the review of academic review of personnel at Tulane University. The School of Architecture further details the policies and procedures for review of academic faculty in the School of Architecture Policy on Promotion, Review and Tenure. Tenure track faculty are generally reviewed after their first year and third year, and then during their penultimate year for tenure decision. Professors of Practice are reviewed in the penultimate year of their appointment. Faculty may also request a promotion via the Promotion, Review, and Tenure process. Currently, most tenure and review packages are submitted via Interfolio.
The Faculty Handbook describes sabbaticals and other forms of leave for faculty and is the source for any content included here. Faculty members at the rank of assistant professor or above may request sabbatical leave after 12 semesters of full-time service in residence at Tulane. To apply for a sabbatical, the faculty member should submit an application and supporting materials via Interfolio. If the sabbatical is granted, the faculty member must submit a report of the work accomplished once the sabbatical is concluded.
Tulane University provides many resources for funding faculty research activities, including the Funding and Grants Research Guide at Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching funding opportunities, and grant opportunities through Corporation and Foundation Relations, to name a few. In-school opportunities for funding are also available through the Dean's Fund for Excellence.
Faculty Gallery & Exhibits
There are a number of ways for faculty to exhibit their research and work. Faculty are encourage to utilize the spaces outside their offices to display work sample. Additionally, faculty may submit a proposal for an exhibition or lecture in Richardson Memorial Hall through the Lectures, Exhibitions, and Events Committee. Faculty are also encouraged to submit their work to be posted on their faculty bio page and in the faculty gallery on the website. Please contact Dave Armentor for more information on how to submit! If a faculty member has a lecture, event, or exhibition, they are encouraged to submit the event for posting on the website and on social media.
A large stock of regularly used supplies can be found in the supply closet in room 304. The Administrative Assistant can help you find any supplies you may need. Faculty may request additional supplies for their classes through the Director of Administration by submitting a shopping cart in SciQuest, or via email.
Library Reserve and Copyright
The Faculty Handbook also includes guidelines for duplicating copyrighted material and educational material for classroom use.
The Office of Assessment and Institutional Research administers the Course Evaluation process. The evaluation beginning and end dates for each semester are listed on their web page. Faculty can access their course evaluations through Gibson Online by following these instructions. Faculty can also send out reminders to students to fill out course evaluations by generating email reminders. Course evaluations are reviewed by the school deans and directors each semester and are discussed in annual meetings with each faculty member.
The Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching offers many resources for Tulane faculty including pedagogy research and seminars, faculty development and mentoring, and teaching resources and advice. They offer grants, seminars, workshops, and in-classroom observation for faculty seeking to be better educators.
Independent study courses give upper-level undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to work with a faculty advisor to pursue a personal academic interest with greater focus. Qualified students must develop a syllabus and schedule with a faculty advisor to be submitted with the Independent Study Form to the relevant program director prior to the last day of registration. More information can be found in the School of Architecture Independent Study Policy.
The University requires a waiver to be signed by students or their guardians (if under 18) for any off-campus field trips. Faculty may arrange ground transportation for field trips by following this policy.
Use of Shop, Computer Lab, Digital Operations Lab
Faculty members may reserve the shop, Digital Operations Lab (DOL), or computer lab for use by their class by contacting the appropriate staff member at least 1 week in advance (Sam Richards - Shop, Dave Armentor - DOL or computer lab). All students using the shop must be certified and use the shop safety guide. Faculty members may utilize the DOL plotters and printers for their own research for up to $400 each year and may utillize laser cutters without charge.
In some cases, faculty may request or be assigned Teaching Assistants or Graduate Teaching and Research Fellows. The faculty member is responsible for setting clear requirements for work, monitoring the student employee's work, and signing off on payment authorization forms. The Deans' Office will send out calls for GTRFs each semester and will match students to faculty according to needs, interest, and availability. The Deans' Office will also send out TA allocations per course prior to the beginning of each semester. The instructor for each course is responsible for vetting and hiring TAs for their course, with the assistance of the school Finance Office. More information about Student Employment can be obtained here.
The Tulane University Police Department (TUPD) is a full-service law enforcement agency that provides police services for Tulane campuses and neighboring areas. They work in cooperation with the New Orleans Police Department and may be reached by using any of the blue emergency phones on campus. They provide many free safety services for faculty, staff and students, including the RAVE Guardian app, 24/7 personal escorts up to 1 mile of campus, and Gold Zone night-time transportation services. TUPD should be called in the case of any emergency on campus.
Richardson Memorial Hall is locked between the hours of 6pm-7am. Only persons with Splash Card access may enter the building between those hours from the first floor entrances. Additionally, TUPD patrols the building and campus 24/7.
The Office of Environmental Health and Services oversees workplace safety, environmental health, and safety training for faculty and staff. They provide the service, knowledge, and resources necessary to maintain a safe and healthful work and learning environment. Each building has a Departmental Safety Representative who works with OEHS to ensure that safety protocols are followed and environmental health is maintained.
Faculty Travel Policy
The School provides guidelines for faculty travel in the TSA Faculty Travel Policy. The University also has a general travel policy for any travel utilizing Tulane funding sources. All travel and lodging should be booked through World Travel Services in the Concur Travel booking system.
The School's Financial Director has outlined the information needed to request a reimbursement for out of pocket expenses paid for approved purposes.
- Reimbursement Checklist
- Reimbursement Receipt Template
- Reimbursement Direct Deposit Request or Change
Tulane University is sales tax exempt in many states. Please remember to use tax exemption forms on purchases and travel where applicable. The complete list of states and tax exemption forms are available at the General Counsel's page.
- The Tulane Alcohol policy applies to all University sponsored or related events, whether on or off campus, and all Tulane campus locations.
- Alcohol may only be served at University sponsored or related events with administrative permission.
- Alcohol must be served by a third party vendor except in these cases:
- All attendees will be administrators, faculty, and/or staff.
- All attendees will be of-age.
- Student Organization hosted events where alcohol will be served must submit the necessary forms 3 weeks in advance through OrgSync.
Payroll and Tax Information
The Office of Institutional Equity implements Equal Opportunity and Anti-Discrimination Policies. Title IX complaints should be filed through their office.Grievance procedures for student complaints are outlined by the Academic Advising office. < /br>The School of Architecture has a Grievance Committee that reviews greivances regarding employment, violations of academic freedom, other grievances within the school, and cases referred by the Senate Committee on Academic Freedom, Tenure, and Responsibility. < br />The School of Architecture Student Affairs Committee reviews grievances regarding grades and other academic issues.