Academic Personnel Policy of The University of Massachusetts Medical School

Document T95-022 as Amended by the Board of Trustees August 23, 2006

The Academic Personnel Policy (APP) includes all policies related the the appointment, promotion, review and termination of faculty. Click on the links below to review each Article. Click here to download the complete APP (pdf).

Contents:

Article 1. Authority, Duration, Definitions
Article 2. Academic Freedom, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity
Article 3. Roles And Responsibilities in Personnel Matters
Article 4. Standards And Criteria For Personnel Reviews, Recommendations and Decisions
Article 5. Organization of Academic Positions
Article 6. The Non-Tenure Track
Article 7. The Tenure Track
Article 8. Title of Affiliate
Article 9. The Title of Instructor
Article 10. Procedures for Personnel Actions
Article 11. Additional Procedures Specific to the Award of Tenure
Article 12. Sabbatical Leaves
Article 13. Leaves of Absence
Article 14. Rights of Members of The Faculty in Academic Personnel Matter

Tables:

  1. Non-Tenure Track Pathways
  2. Sample of Activities recognized by Promotion Boards
  3. Examples of Activities that provide evidence of an "Entry" Level of Achievement
  4. Typical Expectations for Promotion to Associate and Full Professor in the Non Tenure Track
  5. Examples of Activities that provide evidence of an ‘Established’ level of achievement
  6. Examples of Activities that provide evidence of an ‘Senior’ level of achievement

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