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  • May 18, 2017

Faculty: Apply to lead a workshop for the 2017-2018 "Year of Conversation" initiative. The application can be found here which details the Initiative as well as eligibility. 


  • May 4, 2017

The 2016/2017 Budget Transparency Report is now available. You can find the report here: BUDGET TRANPARENCY REPORT 16/17


  • May 3, 2017

You can find the revised long term SF State Student here


  • April 10, 2017

The Spring 2017 elections period is now open. For details and instruction on how to vote, click here.


  • April 1, 2017

Faculty & Staff, do not miss our FREE workshop coming up on Friday, April 21st. The name of the workshop is 'Building Capacity for Dialogue at SF State'. Space is limited so please register NOW!

Location: Faculty Commons (2nd Floor of SFSU Library)

Time: 11a m- 2pm



  • March 2, 2017

Faculty: During election season, be sure to add yourself, via self-nomination, to the Adminstrative Search Pool list!! Facutly in the pool are able to be a nominee for Adminstrative searches across SFSU. Upcoming searches include, but are not limited to:

  1. Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs
  2. Dean of Gradaute Studies
  3. AVP of Academic Resources

  All faculty welcomed and encouraged to put their name on the list!

Please visit the All-University elections page for more information.


  • February 3, 2017

Nominations for 2017 distinguished faculty awards now open! These awards are an opportunity for our campus to recognize and honor outstanding tenured faculty and full-time lecturers who have demonstrated significant, long-term contributions to the university and to their disciplines. By recognizing the achievements of distinguished faculty in the areas of teaching, professional achievement and growth, and service, the campus community celebrates the University's climate of excellence. The application can be found here.


  • January 3, 2017

Check out all the hard work the Academic Senate did last semester!

Fall 2016 New Policies

Fall 2016 New Resolutions


  • December 15, 2016

Registration is now open for the San Francsico State University faculty retreat. There is no fee to register, however, we ask you register by January 4, 2017 to help us coordinate hospitality and attendance. Details are as follows:

Bonding, Bridging, and Building Communities at SF State:
Fostering Faculty Success to Enable Student Success

Thursday, January 19th, 2017
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
J. Paul Leonard Library

Click here to register

  • November 7, 2016

The San Francsico State University budget and general fund summary are available to the public for viewing and can be found at the two links below:

The 2016-2017 General Fund Summary

The 2016-2017 SFSU Budget


  • September 28, 2016

The California State University International Program is looking to hire a Resident Director for the 2018-2019 academic year. The positions are located in France, Italy, and Spain. For more information and requirements for the position, please click here

Click the link above to learn more!


  • August 25, 2016

Be sure to add yourself to the Administrative Search Committee Pool during Spring 2017 elections. Please contact our office to be removed from the pool or to inquire about the pool!

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  • May 13, 2016

The results of the Senate Internal Election, Spring 2016 are now available!

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  • April 29, 2016

The results of the All-University Election, Spring 2016 are now available!

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  • April 29, 2016

Information on the 2016-2017 Senate is available!

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