Email
Phone(562) 944-0351, ext: 3859
Websitehttps://www.biola.edu/faculty-development
LocationLibrary, Upper Level (Building 37)

What We Do

The mission of the Office of Faculty Advancement (OFA) is to resource and develop faculty to utilize their strengths in order to become whole-person teachers, scholars, and department colleagues. Through the design and delivery of a comprehensive faculty development program across all the seasons of a faculty member’s career, the Office of Faculty Advancement serves to provide information, resources, and instructional training to support and advance both regular contract and adjunct faculty, and to facilitate paths for faculty to flourish in community, creativity and collaboration.

Services We Offer

Programs, Events and Trainings

OFA continuously develops programming and training for faculty in the areas of onboarding/orientation, mentoring/learning communities, pedagogy, writing/scholarship as well as specific programming for female, adjunct and new faculty and academic program chairs and directors.

Support and Representation

In addition to development programs, resources and training, the Faculty Advancement Team consistently works on adjunct and full-time faculty’s behalf to streamline systems and academic administrative procedures, and supports and represents the needs of faculty. The Associate Provost for Faculty Advancement also serves as an ombudsperson for faculty.

Faculty Advancement Newsletters

OFA (faculty.advancement@biola.edu) sends bi-monthly newsletters to both adjunct and full-time faculty with teaching and scholarship resources, and development and grant opportunities.

Faculty Development Advisory Committee (FDAC)

FDAC is established by the Office of the Provost, under the leadership of the Office of Faculty Advancement, in order to honor and support faculty in the following two ways: (1) discern and be responsive to specific needs and interests of faculty, and (2) implement initiatives, policies, and programs that will support the professional development of faculty.

Additional Resources


On our Faculty Advancement site, you will find information about faculty development opportunities, the new faculty survival guide and the IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction. For additional resources and information pertinent to your faculty role, you can also review the following:

Department Members

Associate Provost for Faculty Advancement
Program Coordinator for Faculty Advancement
Jennifer Lopez
Executive Assistant to the Associate Provost of Faculty Advancement
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