Faculty Resources

Academic Leadership Institute

Established in 2010 to enhance and diversify the University’s leadership capacity, the Institute provides a year-long professional development program for ~25 faculty and campus leaders, including academic and administrative department heads, associate and assistant deans, and individuals identified as emerging leaders.

Administrative Faculty

Resources for deans, department heads and directors.

Annual Profile

Annual Profile, formerly known as UA Vitae, offers a convenient, user-friendly venue for faculty to document their achievements in research, teaching, leadership, service, and outreach.

Compliance Office

Information related to safety, training and policy for faculty members engaged in research activities.

Current Faculty

Resources for the general faculty, which include professionals on the continuing status track, career-track and tenure-track faculty.

Faculty community connection series

This series created for UArizona faculty, supports faculty community building, staying connected and networking in an inclusive, culturally relevant, family friendly environment.

Guide to Faculty Rights and Resources 

This document is an overview of some of the main rights and resources available to faculty at the University of Arizona. It has been conceived and constructed by the Academic Personnel Policy Committee (APPC)—a Faculty Senate Committee—with help from university offices acknowledged in each relevant slide.


The purpose of HeadsUp is to provide a forum for established and new Heads of Academic Units to do the following:

  • Share wisdom, experience, and ideas with the aim to solve problems
  • Strengthen leadership
  • Provide a vital voice to the administration
  • Promote effective communication
  • Build a sense of community at The University of Arizona

Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Initiatives

A Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) is a federal designation by the U.S. Department of Education that acknowledges colleges and universities with 25% or more total undergraduate Hispanic full-time equivalent student enrollment. 

There are 20 HSIs classified as a R1 Institution, the UA being one of 20 universities that joined the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities which launched in 2022.

  • Hispanic Serving Institution Fellows Program - Supported by a strategic investment from the Office of the Provost and partnering departments across campus, the HSI Fellows Program serves to strategically further the scope and depth of work around our HSI designation and provide a venue for community-building and career development for a cohort of up to 10 faculty and staff each year through a project-based leadership experience, mentoring and coaching, and a series of targeted workshops.   
  • University of Arizona Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Faculty Seed Grants. The goal of this fund is to support scholarly research and creative work among faculty which enriches the UArizona’s designation as an Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), advances scholarship that directly impacts BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) populations, and fulfills UArizona’s Purpose and Values.

Inclusive Faculty Groups

View the list of faculty groups on campus and their leaders.

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) is a nationally recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students. Because the University of Arizona is an Institutional Member, all of our faculty, postdocs, and graduate students are granted free membership. 

New Faculty

The University offers a rich array of resources and networks to assist new faculty members in achieving their goals, so please check back on this page for updated information regarding upcoming events and opportunities.

Programs for Faculty and Academic Professionals

There are a variety of programs on campus to assist faculty and academic professionals in teaching and research.

Prospective Faculty

As one of the top-ranked research universities in the country, this land-grant institution provides an extraordinary environment for employees to teach, serve and discover.


What is Quality Matters?

Quality Matters™ (QM) is an internationally recognized non-profit organization providing quality assurance in online/blended learning. Its continuous improvement model supports best practices in course development through:

  • An empirically developed rubric for assessing online/blended course quality
  • An instructor-centered course review and revision process
  • Professional development workshops, courses, and individualized support

How can the UArizona Quality Matters team support me?

We help you deliver high quality learning experiences to your students by:

  • Teaching you how to develop online courses effectively
  • Supporting your revision of online courses to bolster student success
  • Offering rich, evidence-based instructional design advice
  • Providing a professional learning community focused on online course quality
  • Providing support for program accreditation

How can I become part of the UArizona Quality Matters community?

At UArizona, QM is a volunteer based, campus-wide professional learning community. You can participate in one of the following ways:

Contacts and Resources

Check out our Quality Matters at UArizona webpage for more information.

Still have questions? Please fill out our Quality Matters Consultation Form, and someone will follow up with you soon!



This Faculty Affairs Website offers a list of institutional, national, and international resources for faculty women leaders. These resources include: programs, conferences, institutes, awards, books, articles and other opportunities for woman leaders in higher education.

Retiring Faculty

Information regarding phased retirement and emeritus status.

  • Emeritus Status: Faculty who retire from the university in good standing, have served a minimum of fifteen years, and receive approval from the President are given the title of Emeritus.  Documentation from the department head and dean must be forwarded to the Office of the Provost for review.  The Provost submits the recommendation to the President for final approval. See UHAP 3.1.04 and UHAP 4A.1.01.

Title IX

The University of Arizona is committed to fostering a learning, working, and living environment free from all forms of discrimination, including harassment. The University's Nondiscrimination and Anti-harassment Policy and the Student Code of Conduct prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and genetic information.

View the University of Arizona’s Commitment to support the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education.