Bristol Faculty Resource Guide

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Guide to Usage

This Faculty Handbook is designed to assist Bristol faculty address issues they may come across in their work. The handbook contains information about Bristol Policies, introductions and links to Bristol resources, and more. The menus and submenus on the left column of this website should help you locate the materials you need. You can also select from the buttons below. If you have any questions, please email William Duffy ( or fill out the form at the bottom of the resource. 

Dear Colleagues, 

I am so glad that you are a part of Bristol Community College where our vision is to advance a vibrant, diverse community through education, learner by learner.

You will often hear me say, “Lead from where you are.” As faculty, you are important leaders who embody our values of collaboration, communication, inclusion, innovation, respect, and student success.

You shape our culture of professionalism, where ideas are shared and we support each other in our common goal of student success. You practice open and honest communication and take a collective approach to decision-making. You model inclusion by embracing and affirming individual perspectives and identities to create a college environment that promotes inclusion and equity for all. You help us meet the challenges of today and tomorrow by fostering a culture where we innovate and strive to continuously improve. You practice respect and assume positive intent. You make me so proud that the focus of your work is to serve students, support their growth, and provide them with the assistance and tools necessary to achieve their professional and educational goals. Thank you for your leadership and all that you do for our students and one another.

Please use this faculty handbook as a resource and guide. At Bristol, we have so many ways to support our faculty and enable your success. I hope that you will use these tools to be your very best and help the college fulfill its vision for the future.

Laura L. Douglas, Ph.D. President