Faculty Handbook

In the Education Department in the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC), we strive to ensure our faculty receive the teaching experiences they are diligently pursuing. 

A number of important ingredients go into faculty success. Our experience is that those who participate actively are more successful in the classroom and get the most out of being a UMGC faculty member.

  • Training, Technology, and Support: UMUC's Center for Teaching and Learning offers a variety of professional development trainings and services.

  • Benefits: UMGC offers benefits for adjunct faculty and 12-month collegiate faculty.

  • Peer Representation: UMUC’s shared governance structure includes adjunct faculty member representation on the Faculty Advisory Council.

We strongly encourage you to participate in our faculty training and development programs and in other UMGC activities, which can be found on our Web site. The navigation links below are useful if you have any questions or concerns about your teaching experience at UMGC.

We want you to know that we are fully committed to helping you in the classroom, whether that classroom is on-site or online.

UMGC and USM policies

All UMUC faculty are responsible for adhering to UMGC and University System of Maryland (USM) policies, in accordance with their terms. 

UMUC Policies

USM Policies

UMUC Faculty Handbook

The Worldwide Faculty Handbook This is a PDF document provides an overview of UMUC's unique attributes, recommends best practices and tools for teaching, and highlights some of the academic and administrative policies and procedures that are most relevant to faculty. 

Part I of this handbook applies to all faculty members worldwide; Part II contains information applicable to faculty located in the Stateside Division only, which includes the Department of Education and the Graduate School.

Faculty Support Services

Faculty Shared Governance

Master of Arts in Teaching