Graduate Project Title

The Faculty Handbook

Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1979

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Roy F. Ruebel

Second Committee Member

Darwin Goodey

Third Committee Member

R. Irving


This project presents a faculty handbook prepared for the staff at Tahoma Junior High School in Maple Valley, Washington, The handbook was designed with two main purposes in mind: 1) to establish two-way communication among staff members as well as staff and administration; and 2) to render the educational process more efficient. The handbook includes fifteen major sections dealing with such topics as duties, rights and responsibilities, school policy and procedures, evaluation, and scheduling. It also includes copies of the forms a teacher will be confronted with through the school year. It was found that a handbook is a credible instrument if used cooperatively by both staff and administration.