Policy and Labor Contracts
Academic Personnel administers most of the items on this page and/or serves as contact for questions.
The Academic Personnel Policy ("Red Book") is a board of trustee policy document that governs many academic personnel actions, identifies the roles and responsibilities of the faculty and department administrators in personnel actions, and establishes the standards and criteria for personnel reviews, recommendations, and decisions.
Academic Personnel administers a number of labor contracts—namely, the MSP, PRO, and GEO—where faculty can find information about salaries, appointments, and other working conditions.
- Faculty Consulting and Outside Activities (link to pdf)
Faculty members are permitted to engage in limited activities outside of the university during normal working hours, provided such outside activities do not interfere with their primary obligations.
Faculty members are expected to devote to the university their primary professional loyalty and to direct to the university their time and energy. As they are considered "special state employees" for purposes of the Massachusetts law governing the conduct of public officials and employees (Massachusetts General Laws Ch. 268A), however, they are permitted to engage in limited activities outside of the university during normal working hours, provided such outside activities do not interfere with their primary obligations. The university recognizes that outside activities can be of value to faculty and the university.
The policy is intended to further the mission of the university and to enrich the experiences of the faculty by facilitating appropriately limited outside activities for faculty.
All links point to the page hosting the corresponding documents.