Academic Human Resources Information for Faculty

Who We Are

Academic Human Resources (AHR) administers and provides consultation to schools and colleges related to programs, policies and procedures for Instructional and Primary faculty, as well as Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs), Graduate Student Staff Assistants (GSSAs) and Graduate Student Research Assistants (GSRAs). AHR is also responsible for negotiating and administering the Lecturers' Employee Organization (LEO), Lecturers’ Employee Organization-Librarians, Archivists and Curators (LEO-GLAM) and the Graduate Employees' Organization (GEO) union contracts. View Academic Human Resources Staff.

Local Contacts

AHR provides high-level advice and consultation to Deans and administrators within the schools, colleges and institutes. Your Dean's Office or administrative/HR representative is your main point of contact for faculty matters, as they are best equipped to handle local issues. View school and college level contacts along with associated AHR representatives and contact information. If you wish to speak with AHR directly, please visit the Academic Human Resources page and scroll down to the Contact Academic Human Resources section.

Explore Policies

Please click on the following links within the University of Michigan Standard Practice Guide (SPG) to review select policies governing academic appointments:

SPG 201.11-1: Sick Leave Plan – Academic Appointments

SPG 201.13: Rules Concerning Regents’ Bylaw 5.09, Tenure, Tenure Review, and Joint or Partial Tenure Appointments

SPG 201.14: Employee Assistance Programs – Faculty and Staff Counseling & Consultation Office and the Michigan Medicine Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience

SPG 201.30-1: Unpaid Leaves of Absence (Instructional)

SPG 201.30-2: Sabbatical Leave (Instructional)

SPG 201.30-6: Paid Maternity (Childbirth) and Parental Leaves

SPG 201.92: Tenure Probationary Period: Effects on Tenure Clock of Childbearing and Dependent Care Responsibilities

SPG 201.93: Modified Duties for New Parents

SPG 201.96: Professional Standards for Faculty

SPG 201.97: Supervisor-Employee Relationships

SPG 601.22: Prohibitions Regarding Sexual, Romantic, Amorous, and/or Dating Relationships Between Teachers and Learners

SPG 601.89: Policy on Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct

SPG 601.90: Protection from Retaliation

Collective Bargaining Agreements

For LEO Lecturers: UM/LEO Agreement

For Librarians, Archivists and Curators: UM/LEO-GLAM Agreement

For Faculty Supervisors of GSIs and GSSAs: UM/GEO Agreement

Guidance Related to GSRAs and Postdoctoral Research Fellows

For Faculty Supervisors of Graduate Student Research Assistants (GSRAs).

For Faculty Mentors/Supervisors of Postdoctoral Research Fellows: SPG 201.19: Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Other Resources and Information


Benefits and Wellness (for specific information on benefits offerings, please contact the Benefits Office directly at (734) 615-2000, option 1)

Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT)

Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX Office (ECRT)

Faculty Ombuds

Office of the Provost – Faculty Handbook

Office of Research

Logistics, Transportation and Parking

University of Michigan Library