Policies

In 2021, UMIACS voted to adopt the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct as its own. The Code is designed to inspire and guide the ethical conduct of all computing professionals, including current and aspiring practitioners, instructors, students, influencers, and anyone who uses computing technology in an impactful way. Additionally, the Code serves as a basis for remediation when violations occur. It includes principles formulated as statements of responsibility, based on the understanding that the public good is always the primary consideration.

The UMIACS Policy on Professional Track (PTK) Faculty establishes unit-level policies that are compliant with college and university-level guidelines for the appointment, evaluation, and promotion of PTK faculty.

The University of Maryland guidelines on the Appointment, Evaluation and Promotion (AEP) of PTK faculty provide transparency and accountability of rules, procedures, and processes; fair and equitable treatment of PTK faculty in appointment, evaluation and promotion; and meaningful inclusion of PTK faculty in the development and implementation of unit, College, or School policies and procedures. The AEP process is further explained here.

Hiring and promotion for tenure-track faculty is administered through their home department. Go here to review the University's hiring and promotion process for tenured track faculty and here to view title descriptions.