We are dedicated to supporting our faculty and staff by guiding them toward success. In an effort to do so, we have compiled resources that benefit both faculty and staff, listed and linked below. Likewise, we have compiled a variety of resources for faculty and staff.
If you have suggestions for additional resources, please contact Saulo DePaula.
SBS Guides and Resources
This guide provides a month-by-month list of key actions, considerations, and deadlines designed to help the administrative leadership team in your department anticipate and plan for the responsibilities and processes that arise throughout the course of the academic year.
There's a lot to learn when getting started at UMass – whether you're new to the University or have transitioned into a new position. SBS has compiled an Onboarding Guide that may be useful for onboarding new staff. Some resources apply to all staff, while others may be more role-specific.
Planning a successful event on or off campus can be quite complex, requiring coordination of many factors. To facilitate this process, SBS maintains an Event Planning Guide with resources and recommendations related to the various aspects of event planning, including venues, catering, lodging, and transportation.
The course planning process is designed to ensure we manage our resources optimally at the department and College level by developing proposals for course offerings and staffing ideally in a two to three-year window. The Enrollment Management Guide is a supporting document for staff and faculty to collaborate in determining course offerings and instruction each semester.
Most staff interact with data – learn about the types and sources of College and campus-wide data.
SBS Planning Data and Resources
SBS maintains a variety of data and resources to help support department and program planning and decision-making. Below are links to OneDrive folders and examples of files that can help Chairs, Directors, faculty, and staff quickly find useful information including, but not limited to, department budgets, course scheduling, enrollments, and demographics. Access to these OneDrive folders is limited to SBS faculty and staff.
Budget and Finance
(Department dashboards, CPE revenues, state allocations)
(Enrollment management guide, course enrollments, course distribution grids)
Headcounts and Demographics
(Enrollment profiles, degrees awarded, faculty and staff headcounts)
(Sections taught and student credit hours)
(Org charts by unit)
(Campus, SBS, and departmental strategic plans)
SBS Tenure and Promotion Guides
Review the guides below for information on faculty tenure and promotion.
Campus Groups and Resources
The Accessible Workplace unit is responsible for administering reasonable workplace accommodations for staff and faculty. Employees seeking employment-related accommodations should contact Lori Corcoran, Accessible Workplace Manager, to arrange an intake meeting.
Workplace Learning and Development (WL&D) provides a full range of services to UMass Amherst departments, individuals, and work groups with the goal of enhancing both effectiveness and the quality of work life, including:
- Customized Workshops
- Meeting and Strategic Planning Facilitation
- Respectful Workplace Resources
- Conflict Resolution Support
The Employee Counseling and Consultation Office (ECCO) is a free and confidential counseling, consultation, and referral service that assists employees in resolving personal, work-related, and family problems.
The Ombuds Office assists faculty and staff members with a broad range of concerns, including but not limited to:
- Listening to your concerns and questions without judgment.
- Discussuing resolution options.
- Providing an impartial perspective.
- Opening avenues of communication
- Helping you navigate campus bureaucracy and understand University policies and procedures.
- Tracking patterns of conflict and fairness challenges on campus.
- Suggesting resources and making referrals.
The Equal Opportunity Office administers internal discrimination grievance procedures and conducts investigations relative to affirmative action and equal opportunity complaints. They also oversee disability services and Title IX.
Bias Reporting and Crisis Support
UMass community members have the right not to be discriminated against by any university agent or organization for any reason, including age, creed, disability, ethnic or national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, political or social affiliation, race, religion, or sexual orientation. All members of the UMass Amherst community are asked to actively foster an appreciation for diversity by not tolerating bias-related acts. While we hope you may never have to use them, UMass has several methods through which you can report an incident of bias or receive support, which are provided on the Diversity Matters webpage.
If you are not looking to report a specific incident and instead are looking for support systems or someone to talk to, please visit the UMatter@UMass website. They have compiled a comprehensive list of organizations and resources on campus to help you through any difficult situation.