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Office of Faculty Affairs

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. 


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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.

2024 Orientation Programs

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Welcome to UMD! 

Save the dates for our Orientation programs; registration will open in early summer:

Academic Administrator Orientation & Refresher: July 23, July 30 & August 6 - Online, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm; August 13: In-person, 10:00 am-2:00 pm

New Faculty Orientation: August 5: Online (UHR), 8:30 am-3:15 pm; August 20-21: In-person (OFA), Time TBA

Distinguished University Professor Award Recipients

2024 Distinguished University Professors

Congratulations to the 2024 Distinguished University Professor Award recipients! 

Learn more about the award and nomination process. View the list of award recipients.

Workshop Video Recordings

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

Time Management Strategies for Faculty

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Manage your time effectively. Learn the skill of estimating time, where and how time use matters, and tips to improve your productivity. Hear key insights and strategies from UMD faculty members and the Faculty/Staff Assistance Program.

UMD Institutional Member of National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity


Become a member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). NCFDD provides professional development, training, and mentoring resources for faculty, postdocs, & graduate students from over 450 colleges and universities. Register to attend NCFDD programs, including writing challenges, webinars and core curriculum workshops.

University of Maryland Retired Faculty Association (UMDRFA)


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.