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Chris Smith, Faculty & Academic Affairs Coordinator

Chris Smith

School of Public Affairs
University of Colorado Denver
P.O. Box 173364 - Campus Box 142
Denver, CO 80217 - 3364
Phone: (303) 315 - 2074
Fax: (303) 315 - 2497


Chris joined SPA in 2006 to support Senator Gary Hart and former Dean Kathleen Beatty. Since Senator Hart's departure from the University of Colorado Denver in 2011, Chris has focused on faculty and academic affairs providing support to the Dean and Associate Dean in matters related to faculty affairs.

Chris has been with the University of Colorado Denver since 1997.  Prior to joining SPA, Chris was the Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for over 8 years.


This position is the school’s primary resource in matters related to faculty affairs in the Office of the Dean in the School of Public Affairs.  The Faculty & Academic Affairs Coordinator (FAAC) will assist the Associate Dean in identifying and drafting policy updates/revisions to maintain SPA’s compliance with Campus/System level policies.  This position is also responsible for developing and managing all faculty databases for tracking reviews and leaves of absence, as well as overseeing and managing all of the faculty review processes (RTP and annual reviews) to ensure compliance with Campus and System level policies.  This position will work with the Associate Dean to develop and implement new processes and procedures for faculty mentoring, resources, events and professional development opportunities. | Physical Address: 1380 Lawrence St., Ste. 500  Denver, CO  80204 | Mailing Address: University of Colorado Denver, SPA, Campus Box 142, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364 | ph: 303.315.2228 | fax: 303.315.2229 | SPA Website Feedback

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