Article IX, Title A, paragraph 3 of the Policies of the Board of Trustees, State University of New York, reads:
Handbook. The chief administrative officer of each college shall be responsible for the preparation and publication of a college handbook, subject to the approval of the chancellor. Such handbook should include an administrative organization chart, a statement of administrative responsibilities, faculty bylaws, local policies and such other information concerning the college as he or she may deem advisable and shall be made available to all members of the academic staff of the college.
This handbook is published in response to the board of trustees requirement. It is intended to serve as a reference for students, faculty and staff, particularly those relatively new to the university. Wherever possible, the source and date of each policy are given.
The College Handbook is an official publication of the President's Office; its provisions apply to all SUNY Cortland personnel. All subsequent additions, deletions or other changes, and new policies of university-wide application are to be considered amendments to the College Handbook and must be submitted to the president for approval before distribution and inclusion in future revisions.
No statement of policy or regulation herein should be interpreted in any way that would make it inconsistent with the policies of the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York or violative of any New York State or federal law.
Erik J. Bitterbaum