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Faculty Affairs

About Faculty Affairs

The Office of Faculty Affairs serves and advises faculty and administration on all matters relating to academic personnel. This includes but is not limited to, appointment, reappointment, tenure, promotion, leaves, and grievances. This office is designated to handle all matters related to Unit 3 (Faculty) and Unit 11 (Academic Student Employees).

We all play a role in fostering an inclusive work and learning environment of respect, kindness, collaboration, and accountability where every member of the student body, faculty, staff, and administration can thrive. Our Principles of Community reflect our core values of Discovery, Diversity, and Distinction as well as our deep commitment to our mission "to boldly educate and empower students for success." These Principles were developed collaboratively by faculty, staff, and administrators. They exemplify what we aspire to be.

Faculty Affairs Moto

"Faculty Success is Student Success"

Mission Statement 

The Office of Faculty Affairs provides consistent and effective support to the University, offering positive solutions whenever possible.

Vision  

Serve our campus university as a point of contact for faculty personnel matters, establishing a high accuracy and resolution rate.  Empower and educate with self-service tools and solutions. Provide honor, foster, and support to our diverse environment. 

Purpose

  • To take ownership of challenges until resolved, responding quickly, accurately and positively to inquiries with a high level of service.
  • To increase clarity and reduce ambiguity regarding policy and Collective Bargaining Agreement interpretation.
  • To establish and maintain positive, long-term relationships with our campus community through open communication and continuous feedback.

Virtual Office Hours by Zoom

Faculty Affairs Office Hours Fall 2020 - Zoom Meeting ID: 559 278 3027

Join Zoom Meeting: https://fresnostate.zoom.us/j/5592783027

For daily virtual office hours check our Google Calendar

Staff

Jim Schmidtke, Interim Associate Vice President          jmschmidtke@mail.fresnostate.edu

Diane Volpp, Interim Director of Faculty Personnel       dvolpp@mail.fresnostate.edu

Laura Gribben                                                                       lgribben@mail.fresnostate.edu

Katie Guinn                                                                           kguinn@mail.fresnostate.edu

Aaron Kinsfather   (9-2 daily)                                             akinsfather@mail.fresnostate.edu 

Morgan Diemunsch (Mon,Wed,Fri)                                   morgand@mail.fresnostate.edu

Christine Thibodeaux (eWPAF intermittent)                   christinet@csufresno.edu