Forms and Policies

Policies, procedures, and guidelines relevant to academic affairs, teaching, and research

Policies & Procedures

  • Academic Personnel Policy (The Red Book) This document distinguishes the roles and responsibilities of faculty and each level of university administration in personnel matters; provides detailed procedures and criteria for personnel reviews, recommendations, and decisions; and defines both the rights of faculty members and their conditions of employment.

Policies relevant to administering sponsored research and notes from the vice provost for research

Policies & guidelines issued by the Board of Trustees

View a comprehensive list of policies and guidelines issued by the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees




*Document currently being revised.


  • Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs