Helpful Resources for New Faculty

Welcome new faculty! We have gathered a list of important resources available around campus to help ease your transition to UCSB. 
Click on any link to learn more information about each office and what it can do for you. 

Academic Personnel 

The Office of Academic Personnel is a service organization whose mission is to facilitate the recruitment, appointment, advancement, and development of outstanding and diverse faculty and academic appointees. The office is charged with developing, analyzing, interpreting and implementing academic personnel policies and procedures. 

1311 Cheadle Hall
phone: 893-3445

Academic Senate

The Academic Senate is the voice of the faculty in the University of California. The Senate is the one organization that enables the faculty, through shared governance, to exercise its right to participate in the University's governance. The Academic Senate seeks wide faculty involvement for all of its councils and committees.

1233 Girvetz Hall
phone: 893-2885

Diversity, Equity & Academic Policy

The University of California at Santa Barbara is committed to promoting excellence through diversity and inclusiveness. The campus community, in keeping with the academic mission of the University of California to educate its residents, strives to create an environment that is welcoming for all sectors of our state’s diverse population. In addition, our campus upholds the principle of equal opportunity for all since equal opportunity fosters the best conditions possible for the enhancement of research, creativity, innovation, and excellence.

5105 Cheadle Hall
phone: 893-2785

Graduate Division

The Graduate Division is available to help students, staff, and faculty with academic policy and practical questions pertaining to graduate education at UCSB. This unit is responsible for awarding all master’s and doctoral degrees and navigating academic performance and progress.

3117 Cheadle Hall
phone: 893-2277

Instructional Development

Instructional Development is a service organization supporting the instructional mission of the campus and its faculty. Services include instructional consulting and evaluation, technical media production support, and technical media display support. 

2130 Kerr Hall
phone: 893-8583

Office of the Ombuds

The Office of the Ombuds is a safe place at UC Santa Barbara to come and discuss workplace issues, interpersonal conflict, academic concerns, bureaucratic runarounds, and many other problems. They serve faculty, staff, students, parents, or anyone else with a campus-related concern, and they keep all conversations completely confidential. They assist the campus community with the informal resolution of any University-related complaint or conflict. 

1205-K Girvetz Hall
phone: 893-3285

Office of Public Affairs and Communications

The Office of Public Affairs and Communications is the official mouthpiece for the university, working with local, national and international press to share news and tell the story of UCSB. The office strives to generate media coverage of the extraordinary development of UCSB as a leading research institution and of the people, programs, events and activities that distinguish the campus. In addition to its public information and media relations functions, the office designs and maintains the UCSB website and "The Current" news site about the University and the campus community, and produces major university publications.

1124 Cheadle Hall
phone: 893-8744

Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar is responsible for scheduling all classroom space on campus, and for handling the submission and official recording of eGrades.

1101 SAASB
phone: 893-3592

Office of Research

The Office of Research helps the university community secure support for their research and creative activities and oversees the research mission of the university to ensure consistent quality. They are especially adept at helping faculty find funding for their research, through a tool available here.

3227 Cheadle Hall
phone: 893-4188

Student Affairs

The mission of the Division of Student Affairs is to anticipate, plan for, and respond to the needs of a diverse and changing student body by providing services and programs that promote physical and emotional well-being and foster intellectual and personal development. 

5203 Cheadle Hall
phone: 893-3651

Student Mental Health Coordination Services 

The Student Mental Health Coordination Services (SMHCS) office is the single point of contact for the campus community to report concerns about a student in distress or a student distressing others. As a non-clinical office, SMHCS is able to collaborate with other departments on campus to provide coordination of care, interventions, social support, and follow-up services from a network of campus resources.

2260 Student Resource Building
phone: 893-3030
emergency phone: 893-3446

Title IX & Sexual Harassment Policy Compliance Office / Equal Opportunity & Discrimination Prevention Office

The Office of Equal Opportunity & Sexual Harassment / Title IX Compliance (OEOSH/TC) is composed of two departments that are responsible for the University's compliance with federal and state laws and University policies and procedures regarding issues of discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment and sexual violence involving students, staff and faculty. 

3217A Phelps Hall
phone: 893-2701

UCSB Library

UC Santa Barbara Library enables exploration and collaboration for scholars in their intellectual engagement with the world of ideas and the creation of knowledge. Faculty members have access to nearly all materials in the vast University of California library system. Library staff can also help with course reserves, research and data curation and photocopying and printing services. The library has a special quiet study area for faculty located on the first floor, mountain side (near Current Serials). 

Information desk phone: 893-2478

Undergraduate Education

The Division of Undergraduate Education has many resources available to help students enhance their undergraduate experience and complete their bachelor's degrees in a timely manner. Experienced staff members provide students with assistance regarding academic planning, but they also connect students to a wide variety of services across the campus.  The office also houses a number of academic programs that add value to a student's UCSB education, including UCDC, the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Program, the Freshman Seminar Program, and the College of Letters and Science Honors Program.

1117 Cheadle Hall
phone: 893-2038