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College Operational Practices

Note: Some links on this page are temporarily down. The files are in ADA Certification review. They will be reposted as soon as that review is complete.


This page lists the operational practices of the College of Arts and Sciences.


Operational practices (OPs) are descriptions of how things are usually done. COAS OPs are subordinate to the COAS Operating Procedures/Bylaws, UNF polices (including the Collective Bargaining Agreement), SUS policies, state law, and federal law. Exceptions to OPs must be authorized by the Dean and the Dean may authorize exceptions from time to time.


The College uses the COAS Canvas Operational Practices Forum to develop OPs.

Approved Operational Practices

Approved January 30, 2020

Faculty Fellows and Staff Fellows 

Due to the coronavirus, implementation of this OP is postponed one year. Applications will open in Spring 2021 for those interested in being fellows in Fall 2021.


Annual Review of Associate Deans and Dean's Office Staff  Document will return once ADA certified

Due to the coronavirus, implementation of this OP is postponed one year. The first until surveys will be sent out in Spring 2021.

Approved April 1, 2019

Course Buyout

Approved March 8, 2019

Records Access Review

Approved December 1, 2018

Professional Development Funds

Chairs Administrative Leave

Approved October 6, 2018:

Process for Developing the COAS Vision Statement Document will be returned once ADA Certified.

Approved April 27, 2018:

Dean's Fund

Approved January 26, 2018:

Making Operational Practices

Research Enhancement Plans 

Tenure Appraisal