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Office of Faculty Affairs

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. 


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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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Save the dates; registration will open in early summer:

Academic Administrators 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

University of Maryland Retired Faculty Association (UMDRFA)


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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.

Call for Co-Chairs: 2025 PTK Symposium

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The Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) is looking for individuals who are interested in co-chairing the 7th annual Professional Track Faculty (PTK) Symposium, to be held in Spring 2025. The annual PTK Symposium is a fun, community-building, and informative event open to the entire campus community.

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. 

UMD Institutional Member of National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity


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.