Board Policies

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.

Document Subject
Information Technology Acquisition Policy Fiscal & General Administrative
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
Internal Audit Charter Fiscal & General Administrative
Inventory Control Policy Fiscal & General Administrative
Investment Policy – Appendix F Fiscal & General Administrative
Non-Discrimination and Harassment Policy Personnel
Non-Unit Reduction in Force, UMass Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell Personnel
Performance Measurement System Academic: General
Personnel Policy for Non-Unit Professional Staff Personnel
PHS NIH FCOI in Biomedical Research Addendum to Conflicts of Interest Policy – Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell Academic: COI and Intellectual Property
Pluralism Personnel
Policy Against Intolerance Personnel
Policy for Awarding Emeritus Status Academic: Faculty & Research Policies
Policy for Creating and Establishing Board Policy & Standards Board of Trustees
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 Additional Faculty Compensation & Guidelines Academic: Faculty & Research Policies
Policy on Approval Process for Fees Related to Trust Funds – Appendix E Fiscal & General Administrative
Policy on Awarding Honorary Degrees Board of Trustees
Policy on Centers and Institutes and Guidelines Academic: General
Policy on Codes of Conduct for University Vendor Relationships with Guidelines Fiscal & General Administrative