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Academic Calendar Website

Academic Calendar

BC Faculty Handbook Website

University-wide Faculty Handbook. Here you will find important information about the qualifications for Assistant/Associate/Full Professor; promotion procedures; faculty responsibilities; due process procedures for faculty; and retirement.

Boston College Policies and Procedures Manual. Here you will find all of the approved and current administrative, academic administrative, operational, financial, and business policies and procedures.

Academic Advising Handbook

Faculty Travel Website

Faculty may request reimbursement for domestic and international conference travel expenses if the purpose is to present a paper, poster or chair a session. This request can be made each fiscal year (June 1 – May 31) if you do not have start-up funds to cover the expense. The A&S Dean’s Office will reimburse faculty for up to $1,000 for one conference trip, and will reimburse the conference registration and airfare (but not lodging) for a second trip for up to $1,000. If only one trip is taken per fiscal year, faculty can be reimbursed up to $1,500. Additional trips must be funded by the faculty members’ grants or out of pocket.

Six weeks before the planned conference travel, fill out the Travel Request Form. Requests not received in the Dean’s Office six weeks prior to planned travel may not be funded as requested. When you fill this out, please leave it with Barbara to get the Chair’s signature. They will notify you if there is a problem with the request.

When the travel is completed, fill out an Expense Report Form (PDF or Excel). Include your receipts and bring them to main office. Please note the source of the reimbursement funds.

Tenure and Promotion Website

Tenure Policy. University policies on tenure and on promotion from Associate to Full Professor. Faculty must be considered for tenure no later than their seventh year.