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Faculty Affairs

What We Do

Santa Clara faculty of all ranks are central to the University’s mission to create a world-class educational experience for our students through cutting-edge research, engaging pedagogies, and service to the community.

Faculty Affairs supports faculty through all career stages, working within shared governance to develop and implement policies and procedures affecting everything from initial appointment through retirement. This includes supporting faculty recruitment, issuing appointment letters for academic year faculty, assisting faculty activities reporting and evaluation, monitoring faculty payroll and annual salary increase and merit evaluation processes, coordinating promotion practices, tracking sabbatical accrual, overseeing available faculty housing programs, and assisting faculty planning for retirement and phased retirement.

We strive in all of these efforts to provide excellent service to the faculty community, to be compassionate and fair, and to listen deeply to the emergent needs that current policies and procedures do not yet adequately address.

Who We Are

Associate Provost for Faculty Personnel and Policy

Kitty Murphy, Ph.D.

Kitty oversees the development and implementation of policies and procedures relating to the faculty life-cycle, from recruitment and appointment to evaluation, promotion and retirement, working with shared governance.

Director, Faculty Personnel

Laurene Skinner

Laurene is the lead faculty personnel officer responsible to manage all aspects of faculty personnel policies and procedures, including appointment, tenure and promotion, salary budgeting and resource planning, sponsorship of foreign nationals, Workday faculty processes, and faculty housing support programs.

Senior Lead Business Analyst, Faculty Affairs

Lisa Taft

As the Workday technical lead, Lisa is part of the Provost Office and primarily provides support to the faculty regarding HR functions. She also serves as lead technical support for Interfolio faculty evaluation software.

Senior Manager for Faculty Affairs

Katie Williams, J.D.

Katie manages faculty evaluation and promotion cases in Interfolio, supports the Faculty Affairs Committee, manages the Faculty Affairs website and office, and assists with all Workday processes for faculty.