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Welcome to the Office of Faculty Affairs at the University of Maryland. The Office exists to help faculty members achieve professional excellence as we continue on our path toward becoming “equal to the best.” 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.

Receive updates and review resources on the gradual reopening of campus amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Returning to Work on Campus
Understand the steps you need to take before returning to campus.

Supporting Faculty Members | Guide for Unit Heads

OFA and ADVANCE have created a document to offer suggestions to academic leaders about how to balance faculty member needs impacted by the COVID-19 crisis on faculty members with the need to continue department operations, offer high-quality instruction to students, and support research excellence. Download the file.

Faculty Health & Safety Expectations

The Office of Faculty Affairs has updated its guidance regarding faculty member compliance with the established and required health and safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. Download the file.

Modified APT / AEP / APPSC Guidelines
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In recognition of the continued impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Faculty Affairs has updated its modified guidelines for college and unit-level promotion processes. Click here to download a copy.

Faculty Success

Over the summer, Watermark renamed the Digital Measures platform to Faculty Success to more clearly articulate its core focus and how it supports us in recognizing achievement. Learn more about the new changes.

The faculty reporting system remains available to faculty to continue to update their activities throughout the year. Find tutorials, guides, and other resources at

Professional Track Faculty Excellence Award Recipients
Distinguished University Professor Award Recipients
Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award Recipients
2021 Distinguished Scholar-Teachers
Board of Regents' Faculty Award Recipients
2021 BOR Faculty Award Recipients

Learn more about the award and nomination process

View the list of Board of Regents' Faculty Award Recipients.

UMD Institutional Member of National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
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Become a member of NCFDD. Register to attend a NCFDD writing challenge, webinar or core curriculum workshop.

Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lecture Series
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Register to Attend the Lectures | 2021 Award RecipientsLearn More About the Award

The Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lecture Series Program recognizes successful scholar-teachers and enables them to share their achievements and expertise with the campus at large. These public presentations feature topics related to the research interests of the award recipients.

UMD Mentoring Guidance
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The Office of Faculty Affairs has established updated mentoring guidance. This document is to guide unit heads, deans, and faculty members on:

  1. the particular requirements around mentoring at the University of Maryland;
  2. recommendations from the Office of Faculty Affairs on optimal mentoring beyond the requirements; and
  3. best practices for strong mentoring and developmental networks.

Download the document.

Promotion and Periodic Review Guidance

In recognition of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) issued the attached guidance regarding University promotion, promotion and tenure, and unit level reviews for tenured/tenure track, professional track, and permanent status/permanent status track faculty. Download the file.

A number of circumstances may require you to temporarily migrate your class online with short notice: a campus closure, increased absenteeism during a flu outbreak, inclement weather, etc. This site will provide you with guidance, strategies, and resources for making a swift change to your course delivery method and leveraging the appropriate technology to keep your course running. 

Also see, a collection of IT articles and links about preparing to telework.

University of Maryland Emeritus/Emerita Association (UMEEA)
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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.