Official Policies form part of the contractual relationship between Shenandoah University and its faculty. The official policies governing Shenandoah are published in the Staff Handbook and the Faculty Handbook. The Staff Handbook is distributed to all non-teaching personnel and the Faculty Handbook to all faculty. The duties and responsibilities of executive officers are described in the Staff Handbook.
A collection of policies and procedures is available by accessing the Directory of Shenandoah Resources.
The Office of Human Resources provides services and guidance to employees with the goal of enhancing their professional and personal development while continuing to support the work place culture of the university. The staff of the Human Resources department offer assistance with benefits, compensation, job descriptions, performance evaluations, training, and employee relations.
The university’s Institutional Computing Department exists to provide support for the technology and computing needs of faculty, students and staff.
E-mail is considered the official method of communication at Shenandoah University. Students are issued an SU e-mail account upon admission to the university. Students are responsible to read and respond to their e-mail on a frequent and consistent basis to stay current with university related communications. All communications to SU student, staff and faculty should be through the issued SU e-mail account.
The use of the university’s network is a privilege. Information technology resources provided by Shenandoah University — including hardware, programs, data, computer networks, computer labs, and classrooms — are made available to students, faculty, staff, and approved guests primarily as a tool for enhancing and facilitating teaching, learning, scholarly research, and administrative tasks. The university encourages and promotes the use of its technology resources for these primary activities.
The use of information technology resources provided by Shenandoah University for endeavors not directly related to teaching, learning, scholarly research, or administrative tasks is considered a secondary activity. Should any such secondary activity interfere in any way with the above stated primary activities, the user’s account may be terminated immediately.
Any inappropriate use of computer accounts or resources will be subject to disciplinary, criminal, and legal action by the university and/or the State of Virginia. Illegitimate use of the Shenandoah University Network or any other information technology resources to which Shenandoah University is directly or indirectly connected will be deemed an abuse of university privileges.
Complete information on the university’s Information Technology Statement is available from the Institutional Computing Office.