Staff Resources

Staff Resources

The Provost’s Academic Administration and Finance team manages the financial and budgetary processes for Academic Affairs.

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.

The Provost’s Office provides support for faculty searches that have laboratory, studio, or other infrastructure needs.

In some cases, UMass Amherst faculty may receive additional compensation for activities that fall outside of their expected responsibilities.

University Analytics and Institutional Research (UAIR) and the Assessment, Survey, and Effectiveness Research (ASER) support academic data-informed decision-making within the Office of the Provost and across the university.

The Provost’s Academic Administration and Finance team can provide assistance during your department’s annual budget process as well as provide guidance in other administrative areas throughout the year.

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.

Find a resources for hiring faculty, staff, and other personnel at UMass Amherst.

The Faculty Search Activities Guide serves as a single, comprehensive resource for search committees, academic administrators, and college staff involved in tenure-track searches. This guide outlines how the search process proceeds, provides a description of the respective responsibilities of those involved, and serves as a resource for conducting a successful search.

The Academic Administration and Finance team is available to help guide you in finding the right tools and resources to help manage your funds, including links to Financial System and various other resources.

Union contract issues and negotiations for faculty, graduate student employees, and post-doctoral research associates.

More information on reappointment, promotion, and tenure at UMass Amherst can be found in the Academic Personnel Policy (Red Book) and the Provost’s Annual Memo.

Resources for UMass Amherst faculty to help provide their students with guidance and preparation in their journey for lifelong learning and success, including the Career Development and Professional Connections Hub, Learning Resource Center, and Civic Engagement and Service-Learning.