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Essential Policies & Guidance

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Faculty, please review these essential policies related to expectations and our campus community. Contact the Office of Faculty Affairs with any questions. 



Welcome to the Office of Faculty Affairs at the University of Maryland. We seek to attract and retain top talent while supporting all aspects of the faculty experience. From recruitment through retirement and emeriti engagement, we are the source of faculty life on campus.

UMD Institutional Member of National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

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Become a member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). Register to attend NCFDD programs, including writing challenges, webinars and core curriculum workshops.

Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure Workshops


Join us for our series of workshops:

Promotion to Full: Feb. 20, 10am

Chairs and Administrators: Feb. 28, 12:30pm

APT Overview for Staff: Mar. 4, 2pm

Dossier Preparation: Mar. 11, 2pm

Learn more and register.

2024 PTK Symposium

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March 7-8, 2024 | Online & In-Person | Register to Attend

For the sixth year in a row, the Professional Track Faculty will host the PTK Symposium. This year's theme is Profession, Engagement and Promotion. The event will include notable speakers, engaging and informative workshops and resources to share across campus. Learn more.

Workshop Video Recordings


OFA has created a collection of videos from some of our past workshops, including Faculty Forums, AEP & APT workshops, and more. Visit our Panopto page.

AI and You: Interactive Demo of AI-Based Tools and Their Practical Uses


February 21, 2024 | 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM |  Register to Attend

This interactive webinar will provide detailed demonstrations of two AI tools that can aid with emeriti professors’ common tasks and ongoing scholarly work. Learn more.

2023 Annual Activity Report Submission Process Open Through March 15

The 2023 Annual Activity Report submission process officially opened on January 16, 2024. Get started now: Sign up for a workshop; know what to expect during the submission process; and learn about the bulk data import service. Read more about reporting in Faculty Success.

University of Maryland Emeritus/Emerita Association (UMEEA)


Become a Member | Learn More About the Association 

UMEEA encourages and facilitates the continued involvement of retired faculty with the university, identifies and advances the continuing intellectual interests and scholarly activities of UMEEA members, offers a range of programs on topics of interest, and more.