About Faculty Affairs

Faculty Affairs serves and advises faculty and administration on all matters relating to academic personnel. This includes but is not limited to, appointment, reappointment, tenure, promotion, leaves, and grievances. This office is designated to handle all matters related to Unit 3 (Faculty) and Unit 11 (Academic Student Employees).

Office of Faculty Affairs Major Areas of Responsibility (click here)

Dr. Michael Caldwell Dr. Michael Caldwell
Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs

Dr. Michael Caldwell serves as the Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs at Fresno State and reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. He is responsible for the oversight of all faculty personnel matters and serves as the campus faculty Equal Employment Opportunity Officer. In addition, he oversees the faculty retention, tenure and promotion process for the campus; manages the faculty search and recruitment process, including diversity initiatives related to faculty hiring; conducts workplace investigations; oversees compliance with the Unit 3 and Unit 11 collective bargaining agreements; responds to faculty grievances; works closely with Human Resources to implement, monitor and enforce executive orders addressing Title IX, discrimination, harassment and retaliation; provides mediation solutions to address workplace conflict and employee relations issues; advises nine school and college deans on a wide range of personnel, salary and budget issues; oversees compliance with university policies governing faculty responsibilities and conduct; and serves as a system representative on the California State University Unit 3 Collective Bargaining Team. He also provides a wide array of workshops and training related to the responsibilities listed above.

Dr. Caldwell was previously Chair of the Department of Music (2010-2012); and Chair (2010-2012) and Vice Chair (2007-2010) of the Academic Senate at California State University, Fresno. He earned degrees from the University of Illinois (D.M.A.,1997; M.M.,1987), California State University, Fresno (B.A., 1984) and Los Medanos College (A.A.,1982). He also served on the music faculty at the University of South Alabama (1991-1999).

Dr. Caldwell was honored with the 2010 Provost's Award for Faculty Service at Fresno State and the California Music Educators Association (CMEA) 2010 President's Award Honoring Extraordinary Accomplishments in Music Education. Dr. Caldwell was also honored as the 2007 CMEA-Central Section Jazz Educator of the Year and 2003 FMCMEA Jazz Educator of the Year.

Dr. Caldwell's leadership roles have included service as: Chair of the Board of Directors (2007-2010) and Board member (2004-2007) for Fresno's University High School. During his service as Chair, U.H.S. was ranked the 10th best charter high school in the country by U.S. News and World Report; Past President of the California Music Educators Association--Central Section, including membership on the State Board of Directors (2007-2009); State Board of the California Music Educators Association (2007-2009); Staff Director (2014-2017) & Faculty Director (2010-2012) of the Fresno State Alumni Association Board of Directors; President of the California Institute for the Preservation of Jazz (2002-2004); Executive Director of the Mobile (AL) Jazz Festival (1992-1995); Board of Directors for the International Trumpet Guild and Editor of the International Trumpet Guild Journal (1999-2001).

He has been an invited presenter for the College Music Society, California Association of Music Education, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the Keeping Our Faculty of Color Symposium and many prestigious professional organizations. His most recent CD, "The Balladeer," is available on the Emerald City Records label. Dr. Caldwell adjudicated at the National Trumpet Competition (2001) in Fairfax, Virginia, and the International Trumpet Guild (ITG) Jazz Solo Competition, held at the 2004 ITG Conference in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Caldwell was also the director of the 2005 Alabama All-State High School Jazz Band.

He has performed with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and as lead trumpet or soloist with many of the world's leading entertainers including George Burns, Petula Clark, Rosemary Clooney, Natalie Cole, Myron Floren, The Four Tops, Andy Gibb, Bob Hope, Ben E. King, Gladys Knight, Anne-Margret, Johnny Mathis, Jim Nabors, Patti Page, Regis Philben, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Don Rickles, Joan Rivers, Red Skelton, The Temptations and Franki Valli. He has also performed live on Public Radio International and appeared on the Family Channel.

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