Policies & Guidelines

UMass is governed by a set of policies and standards that define proper procedures in areas that affect faculty, staff, students, and, in some cases, others affiliated with the University, such as consultants.

The UMass Board of Trustees issues the policies that govern the University. University policies contain concise statements of direction and required action and are assigned a Board of Trustee’s document number (e.g., Doc.T97-010).

Once policies are established, the President issues University standards. These standards are designed to achieve the requirements of University policies by establishing specific criteria that must be met in campus procedures.

Each campus develops the procedures for implementing the policies and standards. These campus procedures are designed to comply with the requirements of University standards by establishing specific criteria that must be met by University students, staff, consultants, etc.

The President may also issue University procedures establishing specific processes that must be adhered to by University students, staff, consultants, etc.

Policy Name Subject Area
Academic Degree Programs Academic: General
Performance Measurement System Academic: General
Policy on Centers and Institutes and Guidelines Academic: General
PHS NIH FCOI in Biomedical Research Addendum to Conflicts of Interest Policy – Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell Academic: COI and Intellectual Property
Policy on Conflicts of Interest Human Subjects Research Guidelines & Procedures Academic: COI and Intellectual Property
Policy on Conflicts of Interest Relating to Intellectual Property & Commercial Ventures - Amherst & Boston Academic: COI and Intellectual Property
Policy on Conflicts of Interest Relating to Intellectual Property & Commercial Ventures – Dartmouth Academic: COI and Intellectual Property
Policy on Conflicts of Interest Relating to Intellectual Property & Commercial Ventures – Lowell Academic: COI and Intellectual Property
Policy on Conflicts of Interest Relating to Intellectual Property & Commercial Ventures – Worcester Academic: COI and Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property Policy – Amherst & Boston Academic: COI and Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property Policy – Dartmouth Academic: COI and Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property Policy – Lowell Academic: COI and Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property Policy – Worcester Academic: COI and Intellectual Property
Tenure Definition Policy – Worcester Academic: Faculty & Research Policies
Periodic Multi-Year Review of Tenured Faculty (PMYR)- Worcester Academic: Faculty & Research Policies
Policy for Awarding Emeritus Status Academic: Faculty & Research Policies
Policy on Additional Faculty Compensation & Guidelines Academic: Faculty & Research Policies
Policy on Faculty Consulting and Outside Activities – Amherst & Boston Academic: Faculty & Research Policies
Policy on Faculty Consulting and Outside Activities – Dartmouth Academic: Faculty & Research Policies
Policy on Faculty Consulting and Outside Activities – Lowell & Worcester Academic: Faculty & Research Policies
Policy on Named Professorships Academic: Faculty & Research Policies
Policy on Research Professorships Academic: Faculty & Research Policies
Policy on Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarly Activities Academic: Faculty & Research Policies
Policy on University Research Projects Academic: Faculty & Research Policies
Chancellors Administrative Delegations
President's Delegations Administrative Delegations
Provosts Administrative Delegations
Treasurer Administrative Delegations
Vice Chancellors for Administration & Finance Administrative Delegations
Computer Network and System Records, Logs and Structures Policy Data & Computing: General
Information Security Policy Data & Computing: General
Policy Statement on Electronic Data Security, Electronic Mail and Computer Policy Development Data & Computing: General
Record Management, Retention and Disposition Policy and Guidelines Data & Computing: General
World Wide Web Policy Data & Computing: General
Cybercrime and Data Security Incident Handling Plan and Process Data & Computing: University-wide
Data Compromise Notice Procedure Summary and Guide Data & Computing: University-wide
Data Security Breach, Unauthorized Data Disclosure or Compromise Incident Handling and Notice Procedures Data & Computing: University-wide
Procedures For Responding to Notification of Copyright Violation or Requests For The Content Of Electronic Communication, Any Information About Users Of the University of Massachusetts Systems/Networks, or Traffic On the UMass Network Data & Computing: University-wide
Procedures for the Preservation of and Response to Demands for Electronically Stored Information Data & Computing: University-wide
Capital Planning, Land and Facilities Use Policy Facilities
Policy on Naming Facilities Facilities
Policy on Codes of Conduct for University Vendor Relationships with Guidelines Fiscal & General Administrative
Policy on Investments in New Companies Based on University Technologies – Appendix G & Standards Fiscal & General Administrative
Accounts Receivable Policy Fiscal & General Administrative
Policy on Student Accounts Receivable & Standards Fiscal & General Administrative
Faculty Dismissal Policy, UMass Worcester Fiscal & General Administrative
Business Expense Policy – Appendix C & Standards Fiscal & General Administrative
Policy on Trustee Reserve Fiscal & General Administrative
Emergency Management and Business Continuity and Planning Policy & Guidelines Fiscal & General Administrative
President’s Program Fund Policy Fiscal & General Administrative
Fraudulent Financial Activities Policy Fiscal & General Administrative
Procurement Policy (Appendix A) Fiscal & General Administrative
Individual Transaction Funds Controls Policy Fiscal & General Administrative
Public Higher Education Endowment Incentive Program Implementation Procedures & Guidelines Fiscal & General Administrative
Information Technology Acquisition Policy Fiscal & General Administrative
Quasi Endowment Policy Fiscal & General Administrative
Internal Audit Charter Fiscal & General Administrative
Trademark and Licensing Policy Fiscal & General Administrative
Inventory Control Policy Fiscal & General Administrative
Undergraduate Financial Aid Policy Fiscal & General Administrative
Investment Policy – Appendix F Fiscal & General Administrative
University Debt Policy Fiscal & General Administrative
University Travel Policy – Appendix B & Standards Fiscal & General Administrative
Policy for Management of University Funds Fiscal & General Administrative
Policy for the Development and Administration of Grants, Contracts and Cooperative Agreements for Sponsored Programs Fiscal & General Administrative
Policy for Trustee Report on Fundraising Results Fiscal & General Administrative
Policy on Approval Process for Fees Related to Trust Funds – Appendix E Fiscal & General Administrative
Evaluation of Senior Administrators Personnel
Executive Compensation for President and Campus Chancellors Personnel
Family-Leave Policy Personnel
Graduate Medical Education Personnel Policy Personnel
Non-Unit Reduction in Force, UMass Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell Personnel
Personnel Policy for Non-Unit Professional Staff Personnel
Pluralism Personnel
Policy Against Intolerance Personnel
Policy on Tuition Waivers Personnel
Principles of Employee Conduct Personnel
Sexual Harassment Policy with Campus Guidelines Personnel
Academic Personnel Policy, UMass Amherst & Boston Personnel
Workforce Redesign/Staff Reduction Policy, UMass Worcester Personnel
Academic Personnel Policy, UMass Worcester Personnel
Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Personnel
Employee Background Reviews with Guidelines Personnel
UMass Amherst Student Alcohol and Drug Policy Student
UMass Amherst Student Government Constitution Student
UMass Boston Student Alcohol and Drug Policy Student
UMass Boston Student Government Constitution Student
UMass Dartmouth Student Alcohol and Drug Policy Student
Policy on Codes of Student Conduct Student
UMass Dartmouth Student Government Constitution Student
UMass Lowell Student Alcohol and Drug Policy Student
UMass Lowell Student Government Constitution Student
Policy on Residency Status for Tuition Classification Purposes Student
Policy on Undergraduate Admissions Student
Policy on Undergraduate Student Transfer and Visitor Interchange with Guidelines Student
University of Massachusetts Mission Statement, Position Statement, Strategic Priorities Other
Coordinated Constituent Relation Management Policy with Guidelines Other
Governance of the University of Massachusetts Worcester Other
Identity Theft Prevention Program Other
Responses to Demonstrations Guidelines Other
Tobacco Free Environment, No Smoking Policy, UMass Worcester Other
Undergraduate Financial Aid Policy Guidelines Other
Policy on Awarding Honorary Degrees Board of Trustees
Student Trustee Election Policy Board of Trustees
Trustee Code of Conduct Board of Trustees
Policy for Creating and Establishing Board Policy & Standards Board of Trustees
By-Laws w/ Audit Committee Charter Board of Trustees
Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy for Trustees Board of Trustees
Governance Policy Board of Trustees