Office of Faculty Affairs

About the Office of Faculty Affairs

The Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) is part of the Academic Affairs Division and it provides leadership to the university in the development, implementation, and administration of academic personnel policies and procedures. More specifically, the OFA provides administrative support, and training as appropriate, to faculty members, departments, colleges, and university committees in the following areas:

  • new faculty onboarding and continuous faculty professional development
  • inclusive faculty recruitment initiative
  • online posting of tenure-track faculty positions and management of online recruitment platform
  • nationwide advertisement to promote all faculty searches
  • appointment of new faculty hires
  • lecturer contracts, evaluation, and range elevation
  • Department Chair appointments and evaluations
  • New Department Chair orientation
  • immigration processes for tenure line faculty
  • mandatory background checks for new faculty
  • reappointment, tenure and promotion (RTP)
  • sabbaticals, difference-in pay-leaves (DIP), leaves without pay
  • assigned time for exceptional levels of service to students
  • faculty additional employment
  • management of online platform for faculty evaluations
  • the Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP)
  • the Faculty Early Retirement Program (FERP)

Additionally, the office handles contract matters and grievances related to Unit 3 members: probationary and tenured faculty, temporary faculty (lecturers), librarians, counselor faculty, and coaches, as well as Academic Student Employees represented by Unit 11: Graduate Assistants (GA), Teaching Associates (TA), and Instructional Student Assistants (ISA).

The office has also oversight of the Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFE). Working as close partners, the Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence are dedicated to Cal Poly Pomona's mission of providing an outstanding education to all our students, with a special focus on providing resources to enhance faculty work and life. This unit supports all faculty in learner-centered teaching, research and creative activities, and service to the university and community, being also a resource for faculty to find and use the best technologies in pedagogically excellent ways to support student learning.