Jeanne Hardy, Professor of Chemistry at UMass Amherst
In addition to the resources listed below, UMass faculty enjoy a strong partnership with university administration in campus governance, with a strong faculty union (since 1976) and faculty senate (since 1957). The Faculty Senate is the representative body responsible for faculty participation in university planning and governance. Massachusetts Society of Professors (MSP) is the collective bargaining union of faculty and librarians at UMass Amherst.
Resources for Finding Your Community
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Information on support systems, organizations, policies and procedures, news and events related to diversity, equity, and inclusion from the Office of Equity and Inclusion at UMass Amherst. Also find diversity and inclusion resources offered through the Five College Consortium.
UMass Amherst is committed to supporting equity and inclusion in all aspects of faculty life through recruiting a diverse faculty, an inclusive view of faculty development and advancement, and developing programs that will help faculty at all career stages reach their professional development goals.
International Programs Office
Provides information and assistance on J-1 visa stamps, mandatory health insurance, H-1B immigration information, and applying for U.S. permanent residency.
A LGBTQIA resource center, serving the UMass community for over 30 years.
Women of Color Leadership Network
Provides advocacy, mentoring, programming, and training for women of color.
Women in Science Initiative
Located within the College of Natural Sciences; dedicated to the success and retention of women scientists.
Offers quality services and support programs for veterans, active military, and their families.
Resources for Supporting Your Work
Center for Teaching and Learning
CTL offers programs and resources focused on course design, classroom instruction, curriculum development, and other forms of instructional support for faculty.
Provides campus members with educational opportunities and accommodations for those with disabilities.
Supports the core missions of teaching, learning, research and engagement through information technology.
Office of Faculty Development
OFD supports all faculty at every career stage through workshops and resources for their successful onboarding, research/creative work, scholarly writing, mentoring networks, leadership skills, and career advancement.
Office of Research and Engagement
Provides leadership, support, and oversight for academic, industry, and government partners.
UMass Internal Funding Opportunities
Provides a listing of current funding opportunities available from the university.
Resources for Helping You Thrive
Center for Women and Community
Offers services to meet the needs of the diverse cultural and linguistic populations of UMass and local community.
Equal Opportunity Office (EO)
Resource for Title IX, Civil Rights, Affirmative Action, and EOD trainings, policies, and procedures.
Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP)
Offers free and confidential counseling, consultation and referral services for faculty.