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Policies and Guidelines

Information and links to policies, guidelines, Chair Roles & Responsibilities, Faculty Expectations, Faculty Workload, and Research Integrity.

Since 2012, the University of Maryland has been actively engaged in improving the work environment and career opportunities for faculty who are not eligible for tenure. In February 2012, the University Senate and the Provost jointly appointed the Task Force on Non-Tenure Track Faculty (NTTF) and charged members to investigate institutional policies and practices, and to survey the campus community, in order to make recommendations on how UMD could better engage faculty off the tenure track.
As Maryland’s Flagship university, the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) is committed to “develop and disseminate knowledge in an environment that fosters intellectual discourse, free speech, diversity, inclusion, freedom from violence, and mutual respect.”[1] Further, as the Flagship campus with a Land Grant mission, “UMD strives to provide exceptional and affordable instruction for Maryland's most promising students.
In February 2012, the University Senate and the Provost jointly appointed the Task Force on Non-Tenure Track Faculty (NTTF) and charged members to investigate institutional policies and practices. In AY 2022-23, the Provost convened a working group of PTK Faculty to make recommendations about PTK titles, promotion procedures, and instructional workload policy.

University policies may be found on the Policies website (https://policies.umd.edu). 

They are divided into ten broad categories:

University of Maryland College Park Mission Statement, VI-1.05 BOR Policy of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression, VI-1.10 BOR Policy on Acts of Violence and Extremism, VI-1.00(B) University of Maryland Non-Discrimination Policy and Procedures, VI-1.00(C) University of Maryland, College Park Policy on Inclusive Language
Since 2012, the University of Maryland has been actively engaged in improving the work environment and career opportunities for faculty who are not eligible for tenure. In February 2012, the University Senate and the Provost jointly appointed the Task Force on Non-Tenure Track Faculty (NTTF) and charged members to investigate institutional policies and practices, and to survey the campus community, in order to make recommendations on how UMD could better engage faculty off the tenure track.
A number of offices and functions across campus play a role in supporting the research endeavor, overseeing and assisting with compliance issues, and in turn making a culture of research integrity possible. Most of those functions reside within the Division of Research's Research Compliance Office (RCO).

The integrity of our research is the foundation of the University of Maryland, College Park's reputation as a premier research institution.