Numerous policies and principles govern academic life at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. These include FAS, Harvard University, state, and federal guidelines. For a selective overview, please see Chapter 2 ("General Policies, Principles, and Deadlines") and Chapter 3 ("Absences, Leaves, and Extensions of Appointment") in the FAS Appointment and Promotion Handbook.
Additional policies and reports are available below, by category and alphabetically. This list is not comprehensive, and policies are subject to change.
Faculty and researchers with questions should contact the assistant dean for faculty affairs in their academic division (the Arts and Humanities, the Social Sciences, Science), the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, or for selected College appointments; the FAS Office for Faculty Affairs; or other relevant sources.