University Service

University Service Overview

Faculty service to the university includes membership and leadership on committees at the department, college, and university levels, as well as sponsorship of student organizations.

Student Organizations to Advise or Sponsor

You can search for or review a list of the more than 350 student organizations at CSUF. Your college maintains its own list of student organizations for which you can serve as a faculty advisor:

University-Level Committee Service

University-level committees include the standing committees and general committees of the CSUF Academic Senate. These committees address a range of curricular, faculty, student, and other issues within a tradition of collegial governance.

With terms of two years (standing committees) or three years (general committees), these Senate committees can give you a broad range of experience in helping govern the campus. 

Learn more about these committeesPDF File  and their functionsPDF File to find a path of university-level service that aligns with your interests. Submit a Committee Interest Form each Spring to indicate your interest to the CSUF Academic Senate. 

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Department & College-Level Committee Service

Committees at the department and college levels address curriculum, research, personnel issues, assessment, and other matters. Consult with your department colleagues and college leaders to learn more about these opportunities for service and to understand the time commitment and type of work involved. 

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CSU System Service

University-level service is a strong foundation for service to the CSU System.

The CSU Senate  includes three seats for members elected from the CSUF campus. The CSU Academic Senate is the official voice of the faculty in matters of system-wide concern, and it provides significant opportunity for faculty to participate in collegial governance beyond the CSUF campus.

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