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From academic calendars to mental health support guides, the Office of the Provost curates and maintains essential documents, procedures, and tools to help you succeed and thrive.

  • ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development

    Responsible for the recruitment, retention, and advancement of faculty aligned with departmental, college, and university goals.

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  • Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research

    Supporting teaching and learning with workshops and consultations.

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  • Faculty Handbook

    A living document with useful policy information on university governance and faculty rights.

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  • Faculty Workload Policies

    The faculty workload policies of the department or unit reflect the goals and aspirations for that unit.

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  • Human Resources

    Resources on Northeastern’s childcare program, family and medical Leave procedures, and other employee benefits.

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  • University Policies

    Northeastern’s policies across research, academics, business, athletics, and more.

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    • 2023-2024 Interdisciplinary Research Sabbaticals – Guidelines

      Interdisciplinary Research Sabbatical Program fosters collaborations between faculty’s home department and other units. Supports a full year at 100% pay, promoting research in various locations, including global network campuses.

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    • 3 Ways to Equip Faculty to Support Student Mental Health

      Article on how to equipt and provide faculty with training on how to support student mental health

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    • Academic Calendar

      Plan key dates and important events with this year’s Academic Calendar

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    • Academic Integrity Policy

      A commitment to academic integrity principles—like honesty in your work, and presenting fair and true research material—is essential to the university’s mission.

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    • Academic Technologies

      Creating learning experiences with technology.

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    • ADVANCE Faculty Recruitment Resources

      Faculty recruitment resources that provide information for both internal and external resources for all career levels.

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    • ADVANCE Mutual Mentoring Advancement Program (M2AP)

      Tailor-made mutual mentoring initiatives for faculty.

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    • ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development

      Responsible for the recruitment, retention, and advancement of faculty aligned with departmental, college, and university goals.

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    • Animal Care

      Fostering excellence in animal care guided by scientific and ethical principles.

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    • Announcement about Redesigned Exchange Visitor Program Process

      Information about the redesigned exchange visitor program process to be more supportive of visiting students, scholars, and faculty.

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    • Are We Addressing “Quiet Quitting” in Faculty, Staff, and Students in Academic Settings?

      Article: Building Healthy Academic Communities Journal

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    • Balancing Self-Care with Accountability

      Article: Four approaches for educators to manage students after COVID-19

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    • Canvas

      The home base for all Northeastern courses.

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    • Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research

      Supporting teaching and learning with workshops and consultations.

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    • Chuck Hillman, Healthy Body, Healthy Mind: Eating, Sleeping, and Exercise

      Recorded Session: Office of the Provost sponsored Series on Coping on healthy habits to maintain mind and body

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    • Code of Conduct

      Promoting safety, learning, and a supportive environment at Northeastern.

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    • Commencement Office

      Your go-to for all things graduation at Northeastern.

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    • Cooperative Education and Career Development

      Classroom rigor meets real-world experience, fostering graduates who excel globally.

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    • Course Descriptions

      Find detailed course descriptions easily.

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    • Covid-19 Tenure Extension Requests

      Tenure clock extension policy to be applicable to all tenure-track faculty who were hired before July 1, 2020.

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    • Daniel Aldrich, Coping with Social Isolation

      Recorded Session: Office of the Provost sponsored Series on Coping on how to deal with social isolation

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    • Employee Assistance Program

      Northeastern’s free and confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for 24/7 support.

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    • English Language Verification Information and How-To

      Information about the English language verification for visiting student and scholars and an assesment guideline.

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    • Envisioning Industry-Sponsored Projects in your Courses

      Video lecture from the 023 Faculty Professional Development in the Network series on incorporating projects to gain real-world experience.

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    • EVP Visitor Proposal and Routing Process Form (update 9/26/2023)

      Application form for both new and extensions on existing exchange visitor program applicants.

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    • Explore Program

      Individualized and holistic support for students engaged in academic exploration and self-discovery.

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    • Extension Paid Visiting Scholar/Faculty Letter Template

      Extension offer letter template for paid scholar/faculty including hourly rate and requirements.

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    • Extension Paid Visiting Student Letter Template

      Extension offer letter template for paid student including hourly rate and requirements.

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    • Extension Unpaid Visiting Scholar/Faculty Letter Template

      Extension offer letter template for unpaid scholar/faculty including requirements.

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    • Extension Unpaid Visiting Student Letter Template

      Extension offer letter template for unpaid student including requirements.

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    • Faculty and the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Series on Coping

      PDF outline on a guide on avaliable events for faculty on how to cope with COVID-19 in 2021

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    • Faculty and the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Series on Coping—schedule and readings

      A series for all faculty coping with the Covid-19 Pandemic

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    • Faculty Candidate Curriculum Vitae Cover Sheet (Provost Cover Sheet)

      Cover sheet to accompany curriculum vitae for faculty candidates

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    • Faculty Candidate Information to be Used During Interview Process

      Site breaking down faculty candidate information with links benefits and more information on various policies

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    • Faculty Handbook

      A living document with useful policy information on university governance and faculty rights.

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    • Faculty Supporting Student Mental Health Recording – Oakland campus

      Recorded Session: Faculty Professional Development in the Network series

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    • Faculty Titles

      List of faculty titles

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    • Faculty Views on College Student Mental Health: Implications for Retention and Student Success

      Published phenomenological study on the factualty with experince supporting college student mental health

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    • Faculty Workload Policies

      The faculty workload policies of the department or unit reflect the goals and aspirations for that unit.

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    • Faculty Writing Groups

      Explore facilitated faculty writing groups for advancing publications.

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    • Fellowships and Scholarships

      Explore opportunites for personalized fellowships and scholarships

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    • Find@Northeastern 24/7 Mental Health Support

      Link to Find@Northeastern for 24/7 mental health support and wellness.

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    • FTNTT Faculty Fellowship Program: An Inspiration Session Presentation

      Information for Full-time Non Tenure-track Faculty interested in a fellowship.

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    • Full Time Faculty Professional Development Fund Guidelines

      Proposal guidelines for faculty members on the full-time non-tenure-track and benefits-eligible ranks to apply for up to $2000 for professional development.

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    • Full-time Faculty Recruitment: Outline of the Process and Recommended Resources

      Full-time faculty hiring timeline guide with step by step process information

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    • Full-time Non Tenure-track Faculty (FTNTT) Fellowship Program Guidelines (2024-2025)

      Call for proposals for eligible FTNTT faculty interested in applying for a one term paid leave fellowship to engage in professional activities.

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    • Full-time Non Tenure-Track Faculty Fellowship Information

      Slideshow presenting the process by which to become a full-time full-time non-tenure-track fellow and the benefits

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    • Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Union Organizing

      Frequently asked questions and information about Full-Time Non-Tenure Track organizing.

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    • Future Faculty Postdoctoral Fellowship

      General and application information, eligibility and award details, and contact information for Future Faculty Postdoctoral Fellowships.

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    • General Studies Program

      Personalized advising and mentoring for students to explore, connect, and succeed.

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    • Generative AI In and For Learning

      Video lecture from the 023 Faculty Professional Development in the Network series on generative AI in teaching/learning

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    • Global Experience Office

      Empowering students with top-tier academic and experiential opportunities for global success.

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    • Global Safety and Support

      GSSAC, under the Provost, Chancellor, and General Counsel’s direction, aims to enhance safety, health, and preparedness for faculty, staff, and student travel, supporting experiential learning and global initiatives while evaluating travel risks.

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    • Graduate Academic Catalog

      Detailed graduate program information for planning your academic journey.

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    • Graduate Fellowships

      Explore global opportunities with Fellowships for graduate students.

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    • Graduate Policies and Procedures

      Graduate program regulations and requirements.

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    • Graduate Student Awards

      Explore recognition in various fields to celebrate academic excellence.

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    • Graduate Student Union Negotiations

      This webpage will provide periodic updates concerning bargaining, with individual bargaining sessions identified.

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    • Guidance for Conducting Interviews

      Faculty candidate interview guide with what are legal and illegal inquiries to ask while interviewing.

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    • Guidelines for Academic Program Review

      To maintain academic excellence, Northeastern conducts comprehensive reviews of college programs every 5-7 years. These evaluations assess key performance indicators, comparative standing, areas for improvement, and opportunities for program enhancement.

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    • Guidelines for Tenure-on-Entry Faculty Hires

      Learn about the tenure-on-entry process at Northeastern University.

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    • Honors Program

      Empowering students for meaningful impact through integrated academics and curated experiential learning.

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    • Human Resources

      Resources on Northeastern’s childcare program, family and medical Leave procedures, and other employee benefits.

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    • Human Subject Research Protection

      Educating on principles, assisting in approvals, and ensuring human subject protection.

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    • Humanics: Integration for Impact

      The Humanics mission at Northeastern sets our students up for lifelong learning, collaboration, and impact. A growing number of Northeastern undergraduate students (>30%) pursue combined majors as a way to approach the big questions of today.

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    • Information Technology Services

      Tech support, solutions, and assistance at Northeastern University.

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    • Information Technology Services Appropriate Use Policy

      Northeastern University’s information systems, encompassing networks, equipment, and services, serve authorized academic/administrative purposes. Users, whether authorized or not, must comply with the terms outlined in this policy.

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    • Kristen Lee, Coping with Stresses and Challenges

      Recorded Session: Office of the Provost sponsored Series on Coping on how to cope and deal with stress

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    • Lab Safety

      The Office of Academic and Research Safety (OARS) provides expert guidance, resources and training to support PIs, departments and colleges in providing safe labs for learning, teaching and research.

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    • Laura Dudley, Healthy Body, Healthy Mind: Yoga and Movement

      Recorded Session: Office of the Provost sponsored Series on Coping on using movement to maintain mind and body

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    • Mental Health in the College Classroom: Best Practices for Instructors

      Published research article on establishing a “best practices” for instructors to help support student mental health

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    • Mental Health Matters Kickoff Event

      Mental Health Matters presentation

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    • Mental Health Matters Kickoff Recording – Boston Campus

      Recorded Session: Office of the Provost partners with UHCS and OPEN for mental health support initiatives.

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    • Mental Health Matters Presentation

      Recorded Session: Office of the Provost partners with UHCS and OPEN for mental health support initiatives.

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    • Mentoring and Advising

      Explore college-specific mentoring and advising resources.

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    • Mentoring Discussions

      Meet other faculty and learn about Northeastern culture.

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    • Michael Sweet, Healthy Body, Healthy Mind: Mindfulness and Meditation

      Recorded Session: Office of the Provost sponsored Series on Coping on how to practice mindfulness and incorporate meditation

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    • Michele Grazulis, Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer and Diane Levin, University Ombuds, University Resources and Available Assistance

      Recorded Session: Office of the Provost sponsored Series on Coping on online resources and services

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    • New Degree Program Proposal Guidelines

      Detailed steps of Planning and Approving of New Degree Programs

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    • New Degree Proposal Routing Form

      Northeastern University’s online form for proposing new degrees.

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    • New Graduate Certificate (Non-CAGS) Proposal Guidelines

      Northeastern University’s Office of the Provost oversees the planning and approval of new Graduate Certificate programs. The process involves specific steps, with emphasis on joint preparation for requests in cross-college collaborative programs.

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    • Northeastern University Health and Counseling Services
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    • Northeastern Writing Center

      Open to students, faculty, and staff, gain writing help at any level.

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    • NUpath

      Northeastern’s academic core integrates broad-based knowledge and skills for diverse disciplines.

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    • NUPD Advisory Board

      To guide, inform, and strengthen NUPD’s relationship with the community—both within and outside Northeastern.

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    • Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

      The office develops the fluency necessary to reject discrimination, learn in a diverse, global society.

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    • Ombuds for Faculty and Staff

      Safe space for faculty and staff to discuss workplace concerns, ensuring fair and equitable treatment.

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    • Ombuds for Graduate Students

      Website offering confidential, impartial, and informal assistance to graduate students

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    • Opportunities for PhD Candidates

      Explore opportunities for PhD candidates including grants and fellowships.

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    • Paid Visiting Scholar/Faculty Letter Template

      Offer letter template for paid visiting scholar/faculty including hourly rate and expectations.

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    • Paid Visiting Student Letter Template

      Offer letter template for paid visiting student including hourly rate, expectations, and requirements.

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    • Parental Leave Form

      Online form for parental leave

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    • Parental Leave Policy

      The Parental Leave Policy grants full-time, registered graduate students in good standing the option to request a leave from academic, teaching, and research responsibilities upon becoming parents.

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    • Parental Teaching Relief Policy for Full-time Faculty

      Learn about teaching relief for full-time faculty who become parents.

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    • Part-time Faculty Agency Fee Form

      Agency fee check-off authorization form

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    • Part-Time Faculty Contract 2023-2026

      CBA outlines employment terms for union represented Northeastern Univ staff and SEIU Local 509.

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    • Part-time Faculty Development Fund Guidelines

      Proposal guidelines for part-time faculty members to apply for up to $500 for professional development related to their teaching.

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    • Part-time Faculty Development Fund Guidelines for Faculty Teaching Online or Non-Boston Based-Courses Only

      Proposal guidelines for part-time faculty members not located in Boston or teaching online to apply for up to $500 for professional development.

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    • Part-time Faculty Membership Form

      Higher ED membership application

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    • Peer Tutoring

      Our platform for Northeastern undergraduate tutoring, offering free top-performing peer support in-person or online.

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    • PhD Network

      The Northeastern PhD Network is an organization designed to build community among PhD students. The Network provides students with support and resources university wide to enhance their educational experience and career preparation.

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    • PlusOne Programs Guidelines and Approval Processes

      Guidelines for approved Northeastern University bachelor’s and master’s programs. In PlusOne programs, graduate work replaces undergrad major requirements, enabling quicker degree completion.

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    • PreMed and PreHealth Advising Program

      Guiding the journey to healthcare professions globally, fostering success and innovation.

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    • Preparation and Format of Cooperative Education Coordinators Promotion Dossiers

      Procedural guide for Co-op Education Coordinators’ promotion dossiers.

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    • Preparation and Format of Full-Time Non Tenure-Track Faculty Promotion Dossiers (“Model Promotion Dossier”)

      Prep and Format of Full-Time Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Promotion Dossiers.

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    • Preparation and Format of Research Faculty Model Promotion Dossiers

      Guide for preparing promotion dossiers for full-time, non-tenure-track research faculty.

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    • Preparation and Format of Tenure and/or Full Professor Promotion Dossiers (“Model T&P Dossier”) updated July 1, 2023

      Instructions for tenure and/or promotion, including promotion to full professor.

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    • Preparing for Promotion for Full-Time Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Workshop recorded session

      Recorded session: Full-Time Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Promotion Workshop

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    • Preparing for Promotion for Full-Time Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Workshop slides

      Workshop: Promotion Prep for Full-Time Non-Tenure-Track Faculty – View slides.

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    • Preparing for Promotion to Full Professor Workshop recorded session

      Recorded Session: Preparation for Full Professor Promotion

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    • Preparing for Promotion to Full Professor Workshop slides

      Full Professor Promotion Workshop: slides for comprehensive preparation.

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    • Preparing for Tenure Review Process Workshop recorded session

      Recorded Session: Preparation for Tenure Review

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    • Preparing for Tenure Review Process Workshop slides

      Tenure Review Workshop: PDF for preparing for the review process.

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    • Preparing for the Midcourse (Third-or Fourth-year) Review Workshop recorded session

      Recorded Session: Midcourse Review Workshop.

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    • Preparing for the Midcourse (Third-or Fourth-year) Review Workshop slides

      Midcourse Review Workshop: Access slides for preparing third- or fourth-year reviews.

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    • Professional Development Opportunities for Faculty and Cross-College Collaborations

      Video lecture as a part of the 2023 Faculty Professional Development in the Network servies including research development.

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    • Professional Internal Grants for Transforming Interdisciplinary Experiential Research (TIER)

      TIER Awards seek to stimulate exciting new directions in interdisciplinary research and increase the competitiveness of external proposals.

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    • Professors Struggle With Demands to Tend to Students’ Mental Health

      Article: Support for students, their expectations, and setting boundaries

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    • Promotion, Advancement, and Maximizing your Potential as a Faculty Member

      Seattle video lecture from the 2023 Faculty Professional Development in the Network series on maximizing potential.

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    • Prospective Faculty Resource Packet

      Packet of resources for incoming faculty that touches on community, academic resources, work-life resources, and life in Boston.

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    • Provost’s Faculty Diversity Recruitment & Retention Forums 2023

      Flyer for 2023 Provost faculty diversity recruitment and retention series with dates

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    • ReDI Leadership Program

      Learn to lead across working styles, backgrounds, and disciplines.

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    • Research at Northeastern University

      Research Division amplifies Northeastern’s impact via outreach, partnerships, and funding. Expanding the scope of research and graduate education.

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    • Research Subject Guides

      Guides and resources for specific research subjects at Northeastern.

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    • Review of Faculty Holding Joint Appointments

      Collaborating with college deans and department chairs, these guidelines outline the upcoming merit evaluation process for interdisciplinary faculty. This includes faculty with appointments in multiple colleges or departments within a single college.

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    • ROTC Army Program

      Shaping cadets with character, teamwork, and quality training for leadership challenges.

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    • Self Care: Lessons Learned After Two Years of the Pandemic

      Article: Self-Care tips for social workers and educators after COVID-19

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    • Self-Care Resources for Faculty

      Self-Care and Work-Balance Resources and articles on teaching during times of uncertainty

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    • STRIDE Faculty Search Committee Workshop on implicit bias in evaluation

      Enhancing diversity with interactive discussions, reducing bias and promoting best practices in faculty searches.

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    • Student Graduate Assistant Union Organizing

      A hub for answers to several important frequently asked questions about unionization.

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    • Student Mental Health Support Guides

      Support guides for faculty, staff, parent, and student mental health.

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    • Supporting Student Mental Health

      Access helpful services for well-being and mental health support.

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    • Syllabus Language Related to Student Mental Health and Resources

      Support guide for faculty on creating inclusive and and supportive syllabi.

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    • Tenure Clock Extension Policy

      Learn about extending the probation period of tenure-track faculty members.

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    • Tenure Description in Faculty Handbook

      Criteria, eligibility, and considerations for awarding tenure.

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    • The Office of Prevention and Education at Northeastern

      Website for the Office of Prevention and Education (Open) to encourage a healthier community with resources for substance issues, sexual health, and wellness

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    • The Office of Research Development

      Fostering research promotion, funding, and interdisciplinary collaboration for Northeastern.

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    • The Role of Faculty in Student Mental Health

      Article on a survery of faculty perspectives towards the current state of student mental and behavioral health.

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    • Tim Hoff, Burnout and How to Avoid it

      Recorded Session: Office of the Provost sponsored Series on Coping on how to address burnout and avoid it

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    • TRACE Survey

      A survey to help gauge students satisfation with courses and instructors on multiple fronts.

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    • Trends in College Student Mental Health and Help-Seeking by Race/Ethnicity: Findings from the National Healthy Minds Study, 2013-2021

      Article on the knowledge gap around mental health trends in diverse racial and ethnic college populations

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    • Undergraduate Academic Catalog

      Discover program details in the Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

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    • Undergraduate Research and Fellowships

      URF fosters a culture of undergraduate research and creative endeavor.

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    • Understanding and Fostering Mental Health and Well-Being among University Faculty: A Narrative Review

      Faculty mental health, prevalence of issues, and proposing strategies for work-life balance and mental health improvement.

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    • University Libraries

      Impacting education and research, to influence our communitie and the world.

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    • University Policies

      Northeastern’s policies across research, academics, business, athletics, and more.

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    • University Registrar

      Access vital records, enrollment, transcripts, and academic information.

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    • University Scholars Program

      Nurturing high-achievers with mentorship and unique paths for lifelong pursuits.

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    • Unpaid Visiting Scholar/Faculty Letter Template

      Offer letter template for unpaid visiting scholar/faculty including financial obligations and expectations.

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    • Unpaid Visiting Student Letter Template

      Offer letter template for unpaid visiting student including hourly rate, expectations, and requirements.

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    • Visiting Appointment Pay Scheme (update 12.2022)

      Breakdown of the different pay ranges for student employees, fellowships, and graduate assistanships

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    • We Care

      Website for the We Care program, a support system for students.

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    • Wellness and Life Benefits through Human Resources

      Wellness & life benefits for faculty/staff on or off campus. Support for personal situations, childcare, and more.

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    • Workload Policies in the Faculty Handbook

      Outline of the various workload policies by department. Workload policies vary by department, approved by faculty vote, college dean, and provost.

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