Responsibilities of the Office of Academic Personnel

The Office of Academic Personnel is located in Anderson Hall, the university's main administrative building, in room 204. Susana L. Valdovinos, M.A., J.D., is the director of the Office of Academic Personnel. The office reports to the Provost through the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.

The office assists the provost, deans, department heads and other university administrators in employment-related matters relative to faculty and unclassified professionals. The office is responsible for assuring compliance with academic policy (especially as it relates to the University Handbook), federal and state legislation, and Board of Regent's policy. The director assists the provost with matters related to annual evaluations, promotion and tenure tracking, contract renewal, conflict of interest and time committment, phased retirement, shared leave, leave without pay, family medical leave, sabbatical leaves, and delay in the tenure clock. The University Handbook, the Department Head's Manual, and the University Committee Handbook are maintained and updated by this office. The director serves as an administrative liaison to the University Handbook Committee and to the Faculty Salaries and Fringe Benefits Committee.

For questions or comments, send an email to Susana L. Valdovinos: