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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 Personnel Planning and Review Committee is pleased to announce the applications for Exceptional Service to Students Awards are currently being accepted.

Provision 20.37 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the California Faculty Association and the Board of Trustees of the California State University (2014-17) designates the awarding of assigned time (in the form of Weighted Teaching Units, WTU), on a competitive basis, to Unit 3 faculty employees “who are engaged in exceptional levels of service that support the CSU’s priorities, but who are not otherwise receiving an adjustment in workload to reflect their effort.” Awards are designated for workload beyond the requirements of regular faculty assignment in enhancing the student learning environment. Awards will be used in the 2019-20 Academic Year. 

All Unit 3 faculty members are eligible to apply. The application deadline is Friday, March 29, 2019.  Completed applications, including all required signatures, must be submitted to the Office of Faculty Affairs by 5:00 pm on March 29th.

Application Form (.pdf)

Procedures and Criteria (.pdf)

Chair Leadership Academy 2018-19

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm


Location: Extended University - Room EU 101

Academic Affairs Budgeting and Department Finances

This session will provide an overview of state, CSU, CSUN and Academic Affairs budget allocation processes.  Furthermore, department finances including budget, expenditures and reconciliation will be discussed.

Diane Stephens, Associate Vice President for Academic Resources Planning


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