Faculty Handbook The faculty handbook is available to provide clarity and guidance relating to academic faculty positions at OSU. Promotion and Tenure Guidelines Criteria and procedures for tenure and promotion for all Oregon State University faculty in the professorial ranks. Academic Appointment Guidelines OSU Policies and Standards that define the conditions by which faculty members (“unclassified academic employees”) may be appointed. New Faculty Orientation For academic faculty who are new to OSU within the past two years. Human Resources Policies Policies, rules, statutes, guidelines and procedures applicable to human resources across the University. University-Wide Policies The University Policies and Standards Manual (UPSM) provides the university's governing framework.