The appointed personnel of The University of Arizona—faculty members, professional staff, and administrators—assume the chief responsibility in the University's pursuit of its objectives. Individually, they are expected to demonstrate excellence in discharging their assigned duties and responsibilities in the fundamental areas of teaching, research, and service and in administering the University so as to best achieve its objectives.
Teaching involves the transmission of knowledge from academic and professional disciplines to successive generations of undergraduate and graduate students. Teachers are responsible for accurately presenting the current state of knowledge in their discipline and for ensuring that students develop an understanding of the subject matter as well as the methods employed by the discipline.
Faculty governance at the University of Arizona functions under the Constitution and Bylaws of the General Faculty. "The General Faculty has fundamental responsibilities in the areas of academic personnel policy; instruction and curriculum policy; research policy; student affairs policy; ethics and commitment; advice on budget and university support; and acts on such other matters affecting the welfare of the University." (Constitution, Article I).
Representatives in faculty governance are elected by the General Faculty, or by a constituency within the General Faculty, to serve on the Faculty Senate or on one of several General Faculty Standing Committees.
Resources for Researchers: A list of useful links on the UA website.
Research Computing Support
The Research Computing Support Group consists of staff with extensive training and experience in the physical, biological, and behavioral sciences. They provide consulting services to faculty, staff, and graduate students in areas that include graphics and scientific visualization, statistical analysis, scientific computing, and workstation support.
The Office of Instruction and Assessment (OIA) is a campus resource for faculty, all other instructional personnel (including TAs), and researchers at the University of Arizona. The OIA offers support to the University’s teaching community in course development (face-to-face, hybrid and online courses), curriculum design, program and classroom assessment and evaluation, instructional strategies and learning technologies.
The Office for Research and Discovery (ORD) provides UA researchers and students with the tools and resources that they need to be creative. The ORD can assist with locating funding, preparing proposals, and complying with guidelines for ethical research.