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Faculty Success

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Department of Faculty Success Vision Statement

A faculty that embodies inclusive excellence and is passionate about transformative teaching, innovative scholarship, collaborative service, and compassionate leadership in alignment with their personal well-being and the PAU mission. 

Department of Faculty Success Mission Statement

 The Department of Faculty Success advocates and supports PAU faculty as they strive to reach their professional and personal goals, embody the University mission, and transform the lives of the PAU community. To this end, our department:

  • Collaborates with the PAU community to design equitable and inclusive educational development that enhances teaching, scholarship, and service
  • Engages faculty in onboarding and mentoring for career advancement throughout their tenure at PAU 
  • Supports faculty throughout the pre and post-award extramural grant funding and contract process  
  • Partners with search committees to improve recruitment practices and increase diversity in faculty hiring
  • Celebrates and promotes faculty excellence
  • Guides faculty through the review, tenure, promotion, and sabbatical process
  • Fosters a responsive, compassionate, and welcoming environment for the PAU faculty. 

About the Department of Faculty Success

Launched in July 2022, PAU’s Department of Faculty Success provides support and resources to promote faculty success. Led by Assistant Provost of Faculty Affairs, Faculty Development, and Diversity, Dr. Stephanie Storms, the department consists of the Center for Educational Excellence and the Grants Office.

Faculty Success Initiatives

Contact Us

Stephanie Storms, EdD
Stephanie Storms, EdD

Assistant Provost for Faculty Affairs, Development, & Diversity

Cristen Wathen, PhD, LCPC, NCC

Director of the Center for Educational Excellence
Associate Professor, Counselor Education

Cristal Sanchez
Cristal Ponciano Sanchez, M.A.

Grants Administrator
Assistant Director, Center for Educational Excellence
650.417.2062 ext. 9778

Ann Marie Stratton
Ann Marie Stratton

Administrative Assistant