Office of Faculty Affairs

Mission Statement


The Office of Faculty Affairs promotes faculty excellence in teaching, research and creative expression, university and community service at VCU by: 

  • Supporting an inclusive, collegial and collaborative culture among VCU faculty from recruitment to retirement.
  • Providing university-level, strategic leadership and coordination of faculty affairs and faculty-related human resources across the Monroe Park, MCV and VCU-Qatar campuses.
  • Recruiting, retaining, developing and advancing excellent and diverse faculty.
  • Facilitating faculty development and mentoring programs and opportunities for all faculty at VCU.

Faculty Excellence and Engagement (Culture)

  • Faculty Convocation
  • Promotion and Tenure Celebration
  • Faculty Awards and Distinction
  • Endowed Professors and Chairs
  • Emeriti Faculty
  • Retired Faculty Council 

Strategic Leadership and Compliance (Infrastructure) 

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Promotion and Tenure Guidelines, Policies and Procedures
  • University Promotion and Tenure Appeals Committee
  • University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee
  • Policy Review, Revision and Compliance
  • Compensation Philosophy
  • Faculty Credentialing (SACSCOC)
  • Manage and Disseminate Faculty-related Data
  • Faculty-related Communications
  • Establish metrics/assessment for Faculty Affairs programs and initiatives
  • VCU strategic planning development- faculty focus groups
  • Conflict Response
  • Provost Office Human Resources Administration

Faculty Recruitment and Retention (Faculty Life-Cycle)

  • Recruitment, Searches and eJobs
  • Search Committee Training
  • Recruitment Inclusive Champions (RIC)
  • Dual Career
  • Internal Recruitment Model
  • Faculty Contracts, Off-Cycle Requests and Bonuses
  • Compensation and Merit Process
  • Cluster Hiring (iCubed)
  • FERIP and FTIP

Faculty Performance and Advancement (Career Development)

  • Faculty Annual Evaluation Process
  • Promotion and Tenure Process
  • New Faculty Academy/Onboarding
  • Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence
  • Mentoring
  • Study/Research Leave
  • Part-Time Faculty Orientation/Evaluation and Handbook
  • Faculty Handbook Revisions
  • Leadership Development