Welcome to the Office of Faculty Affairs & Professional Development, in the division of Academic Affairs. The office has oversight of all faculty-related functions of Academic Affairs, including faculty hiring, retention, tenure, and promotion evaluation, sabbatical leaves and other professional leaves, and the Faculty Early Retirement and Pre-Retirement Reduction in Time Base Programs, as well as overseeing Labor Relations and grievance procedures for faculty employee bargaining units.
It is our goal to administer academic employment processes effectively and efficiently and to serve as a resource for faculty from hire to retire. We offer guidance, consultation, instrumental support for the implementation of University and Academic Senate Policies.


Housing for Evacuees of the On-going Fires in the Bay Area

In response to inquiries about housing for evacuees of the on-going fires in the Bay Area, HDCS would like to offer the guest suite program to employees impacted.  After the 2018 fires, we received similar requests to house employees for a short period of time and decided to implement a special rate for emergencies such as these. The nightly rate for the guest suites is $69. They are fully furnished junior one-bedroom units with all kitchen amenities and linens. Each suite has a queen bed and a pullout sofa bed. We have a limited amount of guest suites at this time so any inquires would be first come, first serve basis.     

If requests exceed our on-campus inventory, we have also partnered with local hotels in SF and Burlingame to offer a reduced nightly rated from $79 - $119. 

Should you receive, inquires for housing assistance please direct employees to email us at confsvcs@sfsu.edu so we may expedite requests


Retention, Tenure, and Promotion Workshops

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development invites tenure-track faculty to participate in one of the following workshops this Fall semester to help prepare for retention, tenure and promotion. Todd Roehrman, Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development will lead the retention workshops. Associate Dean Roehrman and Barbara Henderson of the University, Tenure and Promotion and Committee (UTPC) will co-lead the tenure and promotion workshops.
Faculty who will be reviewed in the next few years are encouraged to attend. The workshops have been organized according to different phases of faculty professional development, but topics covered in each workshops will be similar, so feel free to attend the workshop that best fits your schedule.
  • Faculty currently in any Retention Review: September 4, 2020 from 12:30pm – 2:00pm
  • Faculty preparing for tenure and promotion: September 9, 2020 from 12:30pm – 2:00pm
  • Faculty currently in 2nd year retention review: September 11, 2020 from 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Faculty currently in any Retention Review: September 16th, 2020 from 10:30am – 12:00pm
Please contact Associate Dean Todd Roehrman for links to attend any of the sessions.