Pursuant to Section 16-49-23 of the Code of Alabama and the policies of the Board of Trustees of Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, this handbook has been approved for the use of the employees of the University. This Faculty Handbook is not a contract. It is a collection of policies and procedures that govern action uniquely pertaining to the Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University faculty. These are policies, procedures, and pertinent information in effect as of September 16, 2011, and are subject to change. To see the latest revision, check the electronic versions of this handbook on this webpage.