Faculty Resources

Integrated Tools

As a full-featured learning management system, Canvas is the home base for all Northeastern courses. Canvas includes integrated tools for creating content, working with assignments, giving tests, facilitating online discussions, as well as grading and course management features. We have also integrated purpose-specific tools to support a wide variety of teaching and learning activities. You can read more about these tools in this section of the website and find links to supporting documentation to help you get started.

Training and 24/7 chat and phone support is available at Northeastern’s Canvas website.


ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development oversees, creates, and assesses faculty development programs while serving as a resource to interested parties on the Northeastern University campus.  The office assists faculty and administrators in accomplishing departmental, college, and university goals with respect to faculty recruitment, retention, mentoring, and advancement.

Work-Life Balance

Whether you’re dealing with a personal situation or looking for reliable child care, our work-life benefits can provide assistance.

Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty Leave Policies – Faculty members with questions about accessing policies specific to faculty appointments are welcome to consult with the associate deans with responsibility for faculty affairs in the colleges or with the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Human Resources Management (617-373-2230) administers and can provide information on Northeastern’s childcare program, Family and Medical Leave procedures, and other benefits related questions.


The Ombuds Office offers a safe place for Northeastern University faculty and staff to discuss workplace issues and concerns with a professional whose goal it is to ensure that all members of the university community are treated fairly and equitably.

We are One Northeastern: A Faculty Professional Development Series

October 28, 2021 | Seattle campus save-the-date

The Division of Research

The Division of Research supports Northeastern’s thriving research enterprise by conducting outreach to funding agencies and corporate and foundation sponsors, and developing partnerships with academic/clinical/industry collaborators that increase the scope and impact of Northeastern University research and graduate education

  • The Office of Research Development offers support and assistance to individual faculty members, teams of researchers, and the colleges in promoting Northeastern research, attracting and securing external research funding, bringing interdisciplinary teams together, and developing and implementing other strategies that increase institutional competitiveness. We are committed to delivering comprehensive resources and professional training to help you achieve your research objectives.


Research Institute for Experiential Learning Science

The Research Institute for Experiential Learning Science (RIELS) will bring together an interdisciplinary network of researchers utilizing a mosaic of methodologies to map out the mechanisms underlying the impact that experiential learning has on deep and lasting learning.

Research Policies

At Northeastern, we are committed to conducting all of our endeavors according to the utmost standards of integrity and ethics, and operating in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and university policies.

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning Through Research (CATLR)

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning Through Research provides support for faculty to enhance their teaching, course development and/or re-design, and creates venues for interaction and engagement with educators across the Northeastern community. Grounded firmly in the learning sciences, and informed through the scholarship of teaching and learning, our consultation services, programs, and resources support faculty at all stages of their careers.

CATLR provides consultations to support the approach and design of an educational research project in your class or program, connect with an education grant funder’s mission and goals, or improve the broader impacts plan of a larger grant program.

The TRACE survey asks students to rate their satisfaction with the course and the instructor on a number of dimensions.

You can view the standard TRACE survey questions and policy here