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The Faculty Affairs division of the Provost's Office is responsible for implementation of University policy regarding appointments and promotions, salary setting, leaves, endowed chair appointments, appeals, and other matters of an academic nature.

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Recent News From Faculty Senate

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The elected Senate is the centerpiece of academic governance at Stanford and the main instrument for faculty participation in setting policy and making decisions on academic affairs. The work of the Senate and its committees - the Steering Committee, the Committee on Committees, and the Planning and Policy Board - is supported by the Academic Secretary's Office.

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Important Information

Online Harassment Resource:

A new website (SUNet ID protected) has been created that provides guidance, support, and resources for faculty and academic staff-teaching affected by toxic online behaviors such as insults, stalking, threats of bodily harm, and sexual harassment.

Pay Transparency Law Compliance

In this section, you will find guidelines and other information for Faculty and Academic Staff/Other Teaching Staff job postings as mandated under California’s Pay Transparency law (S.B. 1162), which went into effect January 1, 2023 and requires Stanford to include pay ranges for every job posted.

General Guidelines for Compliance with California’s Pay Transparency Law

Additional resources are available to faculty affairs officers located within the internal pages (SUNet ID protected) of this website.

Board of Trustees Meeting 2022-2023 Deadlines:

All materials for review by the Board of Trustees, including nominations to endowed chairs and biosketches for such nominations or for tenure actions, should be submitted by the following deadlines for inclusion in the Board of Trustees meetings indicated below:



October 17-18, 2022

September 19, 2022

December 5-6, 2022

November 7, 2022

February 6-7, 2023

January 16, 2023

April 16-18, 2023*

March 20, 2023

June 14-15, 2023

May 22, 2023

October 16-17, 2023

September 18, 2023

December 11-12, 2023

November 6, 2023

*Board retreat. No new endowed chair establishments; only nominations to previously established chairs will be accepted for this meeting.

Nominations and biosketches of nominees should be submitted by email to Valerie Meeks ( For information on procedures for submitting nominations for endowed chairs and for formatting accompanying biosketches, please click here.

COVID-19 related supplemental policies

Guidance for Appointments/Promotions Meetings via Video-Conferencing

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