WFU Department of Physics Wake Forest University


Wake Forest Physics
Nationally recognized for teaching excellence;
internationally respected for research advances;
a focused emphasis on interdisciplinary study and close student-faculty collaboration; committed
to a diverse and inclusive environment.

Policies and Manuals

Diversity Action Plan

Lab Safety and Compliance

All undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, faculty and staff are required to complete Lab Safety Training before beginning work in a research laboratory. The primary component to this can be satisfied by watching the appropriate lab safety compliance video below and filling out the certificate of completion. You are also required to read the appropriate Chemical Hygiene Plan & Safety Manual below. University faculty, staff & students who generate or handle hazardous waste are required to complete Hazardous Waste training and fill out the certificate of completion. If you will be working with biohazard materials, blood or needles, then you are also required to watch the Blood Borne Pathogen Training video and complete the quiz by following the links below.



Department Procedures

Chemical Inventory

Tenure and Promotion Policies

Tenure Policy

Materials to be included in the Tenure and Promotion Dossier (.doc)

Promotion to Full Professor

Promotion from Assistant to Associate Teaching Professor

Promotion from Associate to Full Teaching Professor

Peer Teaching Evaluation Rubric

Evaluation of the chair

Graduate Students

Graduate Students Unsatisfactory Progress Guidelines (Requires WFU login)

Graduate Student Travel Fund Requests


IRS rules on taxation on International Travel


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100 Olin Physical Laboratory
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7507
Phone: (336) 758-5337, FAX: (336) 758-6142