Policies & Guidelines


Policy on Religious Holidays (PDF)

Policy on Technology Fluency

Policy and Procedures for Development and Approval of Written Academic Agreements


Faculty Handbook

Staff Handbook

Student Handbook


Provost’s Modifications of Tenure Track Faculty and Librarian Faculty Promotion Protocols: AY2021-2022 (PDF)

Faculty Hiring Principles (PDF)

Classroom Management Website

Criteria and Process for Formation of a School From an Existing Unit within a College at UMBC (PDF)

Guidelines for Research Space Allocation and Management

New Academic Program Approval Guidelines

New Academic Program Approval Packet (PDF)

Instructions for Completing New Program Budget for Undergraduate and Graduate Programs (PDF)

New Program Budget Template (Excel)

Retention Rate Tables for New Program Budget Template (Excel) (PDF)

Current Academic Program Review (APR) Guidelines

The Academic Program Review process is conducted on UMBC’s Blackboard site.  Programs being reviewed will find the APR guidelines there.

Next Generation APR Guidelines (PDF)

APR & YTR Master Schedule 2023-2033 (PDF) (updated 05/24/2024)

UMBC CV Format (PDF)

Post-Academic Program Review Guidance (PDF) and Template (Word)

Year Three Review (YTR) Guidance (PDF) and Template (Word)

Supplemental Faculty Form

Supplemental Faculty Form (Word)

New Faculty Start-up Cost Worksheet (Excel)

Valedictorian Selection Process

Valedictorian Selection Process (PDF)