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Essential Policies & Guidance

Patterson Steeple

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.

Fearless Unit Leadership: Giving and Receiving Effective Feedback


February 22, 2024 | Noon to 1:30 PM | Register to Attend

Fearless Unit Leadership represents a new collaboration between the Center for Leadership and Organizational Change (CLOC) and the Office of Faculty Affairs. The program prepares academic unit heads (department chairs or their equivalent) at the University of Maryland for inclusive, compassionate, and inspiring leadership. This session will focus on giving and receiving effective feedback. Learn more.

Big Ten Academic Alliance Develops Leadership in the Humanities with a $1.5M Grant from the Mellon Foundation

Big Ten Conference Center; Rosemont, IL

The Mellon Foundation grant provides an opportunity to build upon a strong foundation of academic leadership development in the Big Ten Academic Alliance and further expand its impact. Read more.

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.

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.

AEP Manual Open Forum

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February 27, 2024 | 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM | Register to Attend

During this forum, the Office of Faculty Affairs will clarify the goals and objectives of the AEP manual, as well as review how feedback was incorporated into the revised manual. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and offer additional feedback.

The Road to Tenure: Supporting Career Pathways for Graduate Students

People trying to find the right path direction and guide to destination.

March 6, 2024 | 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM | Register to Attend

This session aims to create awareness of institutional resources in the rapidly growing field of career and professional development available to graduate students and faculty, and to encourage a networked approach between faculty mentors and professional educators. Learn more.

Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure Workshops


Join us for our series of workshops:

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

APT Overview for Staff: Mar. 4, 2pm

Dossier Preparation: Mar. 11, 2pm

Learn more and register.

University of Maryland Retired Faculty Association (UMDRFA)

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Become a Member | Learn More About the Association 

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