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Office of Faculty Affairs

Shot of University HallFaculty Affairs is a unit within the division of Academic Affairs and is the central location for all faculty-related programs, policies, and procedures.

We provide support to academic personnel regarding implementation of the Unit 3 Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. We manage various personnel processes including: faculty retention, tenure, and promotion; faculty grievance/arbitration; sabbatical/difference-in-pay leaves; and compensation programs such as the Faculty Early Retirement Program and Pre-Retirement Reduction in Time Base Program.

The Office of Faculty Affairs also supports implementation of the Unit 11 Academic Student Employee Collective Bargaining Agreement. We provide support to Teaching Associates, Graduate Assistants, and Instructional Student Assistant in regards to: appointment notification and hiring processes; student grievance/arbitration; and posting of vacancy announcements.

Exceptional Service to Students Awards


The PP&R Committee is pleased to announce that the Exceptional Service to Students Awards are now available for faculty to apply for use in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 semester.. Tenure-Track/Tenured and Lecturer faculty are invited to apply. 

Exceptional levels of service to students will be regarded in the context of the standard professional responsibilities of instructional faculty (CBA provision 20.1) and in keeping with past practices of CSUN in assignment of professional activities of instructional faculty (CBA provisions 20.2 and 20.3).

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National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity Membership

California State University Northridge joined the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) as an Institutional Member for a pilot year, effective June 3, 2019. The NCFDD is a nationally recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources.

Our institutional membership will provide access for all CSUN faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students to utilize NCFDD’s broad range of online virtual programs and resources.

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Chair Leadership Academy 2019-20

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am


Update - All Chair Leadership Academy sessions has been cancelled. Thank you for your understanding. 

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