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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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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

Board of Trustees Meeting 2021-2022 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:

February 13 - 15, 2022 January 12, 2022
April 10 - 12, 2022* March 15, 2022
June 7 - 9, 2022 May 19, 2022
October 16 - 18, 2022

September 14, 2022

December 4 - 6, 2022 November 2, 2022

*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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