Governance and Policies

In accordance with University policy, the Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) oversees faculty governance and policy. The OFA supports many of the Medical School governance bodies and faculty committees, including the Faculty Council, Executive Council and Nominations Committee. In addition, the Office organizes various work groups and task forces related to academic policies and procedures.

Academic Personnel Policy

The Academic Personnel Policy (APP) defines academic procedures (appointment, promotion, termination) for UMMS faculty.

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Governance and Bylaw Documents

  • UMass Medical School Governance Document (Revised 9/18/2013) — download /uploadedImages/pdficon_small(2).gif
  • Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Bylaws (Approved 4/8/2014) — download /uploadedImages/pdficon_small(2).gif
  • Graduate School of Nursing Bylaws (Approved 6/5/2014) —  download /uploadedImages/pdficon_small(2).gif
  • School of Medicine Bylaws (Approved 10/8/2013) — download /uploadedImages/pdficon_small(2).gif

Revision of the UMMS Governance Document & Establishment of School Bylaws: click here to learn more!

Programs, Centers and Institutes

Recruitment and Hiring

The Procedures for Faculty Recruitment outline the standard UMMS business practices for faculty recruitment and hiring.

Other Institutional Policies