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Policies and Procedures

The Office of the Provost is responsible for a variety of policies and procedures that impact Northwestern faculty and broader community.


The following policies and statements fall under the purview of the Office of the Provost.

Explore policies by audience or type

  • Academic Integrity
  • Accommodations for Religious Holidays
  • Awarding Certificates
  • Awarding Credit
  • Consensual Romantic or Sexual Relationships between Faculty, Staff, Students
  • Employment or Evaluation of Relatives
  • Faculty Fitness Panel Policy
  • Faculty Family Leave Policy
  • Faculty Medical Leave Policy
  • Policy on Recording Classes
  • Tenure and Promotion Standards and Procedures
  • COVID-19 Tenure Clock Extensions
  • Extending the Probationary Period for Tenure-Track Faculty
  • Participation in Personnel Decisions
  • Faculty Appeals Panel Guidelines
  • New Program Proposal Guidelines
  • Research Visitors Framework
  • Sponsorship for Legal Permanent Residence