Faculty Orientation


Faculty Orientation
Human Resources
  • Academic Human Resources
    AHR has responsibility for policies and programs related to faculty.
  • Systemwide Benefits Portal
    Curious about your CSU-specific health benefits? Questions about medical, dental, and vision insurance, retirement plans, and more, are answered here.
  • Systemwide Human Resources
    This site is designed for staff, administrators and executives with HR functions.
Programs for Faculty
  • Center for Community Engagement
    The CSU is committed to serving the economic, public policy and social needs of our state. CCE supports that goal by working with the campuses to promote community engagement, including community service opportunities, service learning, community-based research, and other community-based activities. CSU students contributed 32 million volunteer hours in 2007-08!
  • Institute for Teaching & Learning
    ITL is devoted to promoting the highest standards of university teaching and to fostering faculty professional growth and collaboration throughout the CSU.
  • International Programs
    Faculty participate in a variety of teaching and learning opportunities abroad and as Resident Directors at international program sites.
  • Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT)
    Teachers share pedagogical advice, exchange learning materials with other instructors, and rate those materials, through MERLOT.
  • Learning & Development
    Thousands of e-learning courses are available to CSU employees for free or at a reduced cost.
  • Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP)
    This program provides forgivable student loans to doctoral students with the skills and abilities needed to teach the CSU's diverse student population. Loans are forgiven based on service in a CSU teaching position.
  • Campus Libraries
    Navigate to any of the 23 campus library websites from this page.
  • Research Initiatives and Partnerships
    This office promotes systemwide research initiatives with state, federal and private support.
  • Council on Ocean Affairs, Science, and Technology (COAST)
    COAST showcases faculty research projects that expand knowledge of and instill stewardship in California's marine environments among CSU students and volunteers.
  • CSU Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology (CSUPERB)
    CSUPERB fosters research collaboration between CSU students and faculty; provides grants, an annual symposium and curriculum; and serves as a liaison to the biotechnology industry.
Faculty Representation
  • Academic Senate
    Fifty-one faculty members are elected as representatives by their colleagues at each CSU campus to recommend academic policies to the CSU Board of Trustees and the chancellor.
  • Collective Bargaining Agreement
    This webpage details the current California Faculty Association agreement with the CSU.