Promotion

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.

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 Academic Personnel Workflow System (APWS) is the university’s  electronic portal for  faculty and librarian personnel actions, including reappointment, promotion, and tenure.