Office for Faculty Development

New Non Tenure Track (NTT) Faculty

picture of Professor John Hess introducing the Hidden Treasures event spring 2011.Non Tenure Track (NTT) faculty play a pivotal and dynamic role at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Nearly half of the courses taught at UMass Boston are taught by NTT faculty. NTT faculty include part-time Lecturers, full-time Lecturers, Lecturer IIs, Senior Lecturers and clinical faculty. The Office for Faculty Development's programs and services are available to all faculty members.

Some Important Resources

New NTT Faculty Wiki

We have created a wiki to orient you to the many offices and support units that can help you and your students thrive at UMass Boston. The wiki includes the NTT guidelines, a short video orientation series, and additional resources. The wiki can be found here.

NTT Guidelines

The NTT guidelines, found at the New Faculty wiki (newfaculty.wikispaces.umb.edu), address the logistics of teaching and working at UMass Boston. The Office for Faculty Development keeps the information contained in these guidelines current and accurate. However, changing university procedures and policies may occasionally outpace revisions to the document. If you notice any discrepancies, please check directly with your department chair or with the OFD coordinator. You can find the guidelines here.

NTT Caucus

The NTT Caucus is a group of non-tenure-track faculty affiliated with the Faculty Staff Union who meet regularly to promote and address working conditions and visibility for NTT faculty. The mission is to help NTT Faculty connect with other colleagues and give you a voice in campus policies and governance. For more information, please contact Kathryn Kogan.

Office for Faculty Development (OFD)

The Office for Faculty Development serves all faculty. OFD offers a variety of workshops and events each year.

Center for Innovative Teaching (CIT)

The Center for Innovative Teaching offers five-six forums each year on a variety of teaching and learning issues. Additionally, an annual conference in conjunction with IT/Educational Technology takes place each spring. All faculty are welcome to submit proposals for presentations/workshops and attend the conference.

Hidden Treasure: NTT Faculty Scholarship & Teaching Series

The Hidden Treasure: NTT Faculty Scholarship series highlights the teaching, scholarship, and creative work of NTT faculty at Umass Boston. The event includes forums, panels, workshops, creative work, and more. If you would like to participate, please contact: John Hess.