Teaching involves the arts and skills required for the diffusion of knowledge and guidance toward its effective and independent use. It ranges from presentations of standardized courses, through revisions dictated by needs or new knowledge, to new and different approaches. Syracuse University recognizes conspicuous success in teaching to be of great importance.
Faculty members belong to a scholarly and professional community; they are expected to advance this community by contributing to knowledge through research, producing works of art or literature, or doing other creative work.
Faculty members are expected to apply their knowledge and talents in the interest of society as a whole. Service may be to their profession, to the University, or to the community at large. It can be best accomplished by making those special abilities of faculty members available as professionals in their field.