Welcome to the Office of the Provost's communication portal!

Please, click here or email provost@apu.edu to communicate with 
Azusa Pacific University's Provost, Dr. Mark StantonThank you!

Career and Calling Fall 2018 Engagement Report

posted Jan 13, 2019, 2:30 PM by Rebecca Cantor   [ updated Jan 13, 2019, 6:12 PM ]

The Center for Career and Calling is pleased to share some highlights from the last semester as we continue to develop our alumni & student talent in the new year. In August, APU launched Handshake, our new career platform for all students & alumni; nearly 50% of all students have already activated their profiles (25+ points ahead of peer institutions) to connect with more than 3,000 companies and organizations recruiting for jobs and paid internships across the globe. Students & alumni can still activate their profiles and join Handshake at APU.joinhandshake.com.

We've concluded our first semester successfully piloting a new drop-in career advising model that has shown increased traffic in 2018. Career Labs offer a collaborative & innovative space for peer-to-peer reviews of resumes & LinkedIn profiles alongside topical professional development resources and employer partnerships. Alumni & student talent can drop-in Building 22 on East Campus weekdays from 11am-2pm: no appointment needed! As 2019 begins, Mobile Career Labs will continue at several new locations across the Azusa Campus and Regional Campuses.

Our Career Center team looks forward to an engaged 2019 as we develop our alumni & student talent at APU!

Board of Trustees Update

posted Jan 13, 2019, 2:17 PM by Rebecca Cantor   [ updated Jan 13, 2019, 6:11 PM ]

The APU Board of Trustees will continue its decades-long pattern of holding its winter board meeting off campus in January. However this year, board members are personally covering the cost of accommodation and food for all involved. I am grateful for this act of generosity from our board members at a time when university expenditures are being closely monitored. 

During the two-day meeting, the board will focus attention on the critical issues of mission fidelity, academic affairs, student affairs, finances, enrollment, communication, and the presidential search. Please be in prayer for this meeting and the weighty issues being considered by the APU board. I know every board member is keenly aware of the deep commitment you are living out this year in service to Christ and APU’s mission.

Elizabeth Maring, JD
Board Liaison

APU Talent Connect

posted Jan 4, 2019, 10:31 AM by Rebecca Cantor   [ updated Jan 4, 2019, 10:33 AM ]

Our reimagined career fair is now a signature recruiting experience for companies & organizations to meet our alumni & student talent at Azusa Pacific. 

Please share this event with your external contacts as we support their hiring needs in 2019. Questions? Call x2103 or email andrewhenck@apu.edu.

Photo Friday—January 11

posted Jan 3, 2019, 1:54 PM by Rebecca Cantor   [ updated Jan 3, 2019, 1:54 PM ]

Photo Friday 
Start the new year with a fresh headshot photo! The Center for Career and Calling is pleased to offer professional headshot photos on Friday, January 11 during our normal office hours (9am-5pm). No appointment needed -- simply wear your professional best and come by Building 22 on East Campus to take your photo

Questions? Call x2103 or email career@apu.edu today!

Faculty, time to get your Commencement tickets!

posted Dec 9, 2018, 8:06 AM by Rebecca Cantor   [ updated Dec 9, 2018, 8:15 AM ]

Faculty, it's time to get your commencement ticket! All faculty planning to attend and be part of the processional--MUST have a ticket to ensure we have enough seats for all faculty who attend.

*Note from Section 2.7 of the Faculty Handbook: Faculty must attend two Commencement ceremonies a year.

Please click on the ticketing website link:



Electronic Tickets can only be redeemed online through FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14.

You will be able to order ONE Event Ticket and ONE Parking Pass for one or both of the following ceremonies:

·       9:30 am Traditional and Professional Undergraduate Ceremony

·       1:30 pm Graduate Ceremony


Commencement Parking Passes are REQUIRED for all vehicles. Your regular APU Parking Permits will not be honored on the day of Commencement and will not give you access to any APU parking lots.

You do not need to register as a NEW USER. All you will need to get your tickets is your APU Email address and your APU 9 digit ID number that starts with 000

For example, to sign in enter:
   Your APU Email Address: tsmith@apu.edu
   Your APU ID Number: 000329169

Here is the link to get your tickets!:

If you have any issues during the ordering process, please do not hesitate to call or email Event Services at: (626) 815-5494 or eventservices@apu.edu.

Food Pantry Donations

posted Dec 6, 2018, 3:18 PM by Rebecca Cantor   [ updated Dec 7, 2018, 8:06 AM ]

Dear APU Community,

As you may know, students, faculty, and staff have been concerned with food insecurity on campus. In collaboration with a few social work students and faculty, and Student Life offices such as the Office for Discipleship Ministries, we have received a generous amount of donations. Attached are electronic flyers for a food pantry that will be available starting Monday, December 3, 2018. Students are welcome to come into the Office of Women's Development and take as much as they need. They will not need to sign-in, but only briefly show their APU ID card.

The first flyer is to spread the word about the existence of this resource. The second flyer contains the list of items that are needed for this resource to continue to exist next semester and beyond. Please forward this to as many people who may be interested. Thank you very much for your time.


Elenoa Tupouniua, BSW Intern at the Office of Women's Development

Karina Lopez Saldana, Bachelor of Social Work Student

Lauren Carillo, Bachelor of Social Work Student

Building a Culture of Scholarship: A Brief History of Research and Grants at APU

posted Dec 6, 2018, 3:11 PM by Rebecca Cantor   [ updated Dec 6, 2018, 3:16 PM ]

Over the past decade and a half, APU’s culture of scholarship has blossomed.  According to the most recent National Science Foundation HERDS survey (2016-17), APU spent $8.0 million on research including reassigned units, equipment, sabbaticals, and other direct research costs.  Our current external grant portfolio includes 64 different grants totaling $15.2 million, compared to $4.2 million in 2012-13. Moreover, we hear of new faculty publications regularly in our biweekly Faculty Scholarship Updates.  

The good collaborative work of many scholars is evident along this path.  What do you think are the top contributors to APU’s significant growth in research and scholarship?  Send us your thoughts and musings here.

For the record, here are just a few milestones related to building a culture of scholarship:


  • First core Fulbright Scholar award to an APU faculty

  • Writer’s Retreats established


  • Doctoral Task Force makes strong recommendations on research support structure

  • Establishment of Institutional Review Board


  • First Ph.D. program began (nursing)


  • Establishment of indirect cost policy, including returning a portion to PIs and schools

  • Inaugural Sabbatical Leave Luncheon Series


  • Opening of the Segerstrom Science Center with research labs and vivarium


  • APU Carnegie Classification changed to doctoral-granting institution


  • Establishment of an indirect cost rate for the institution

  • Addition of Director of Grants Management to oversee post-award processes

  • Addition of Grants Accountant in the Business Office

  • Comprehensive recommendations from the Faculty Research Council on supporting transformational scholarship


  • Creation of the Office of Research and Grants with an Executive Director

  • Introduction of Responsible Conduct of Research Program to comply with federal requirements

  • Policy established to re-use returned/unspent FRC grant funds, augmenting research award capacity

  • Introduction of CITI as a resource for training in ethical research

  • Establishment of a policy on faculty compensation from grants, allowing faculty to receive course buy-out and overload pay

  • Departments established scholarship benchmarks for faculty in each discipline


  • Writer’s Retreats expanded from two sessions to four sessions (adding Early Career and Top Performers)


  • Move to online IRB application, review, and communication process

  • Increase in FRC funds for Undergraduate and Master’s Faculty from $80,000 to $100,000


  • FRC policy expanded to include release time for bachelor’s and master’s faculty research

  • Establishment of Junior Faculty Mentoring Program


  • Launch of Cayuse SP, an online system to manage external grants from proposal creation to award close-out

Indeed, we continue to build upon these successes with an increasing number of grant applications submitted, solid scores on grant applications whether or not they are awarded, top-notch assistance in the Office of Research and Grants, remarkable faculty publications, and world-class student research presentations in several areas of the university.  We have reason to be proud of our efforts to create a culture of scholarship at APU!

Financial Update from Ross Allen

posted Dec 3, 2018, 8:57 AM by Rebecca Cantor   [ updated Dec 3, 2018, 9:00 AM ]

We continue to make progress toward reaching an agreement with Wells Fargo and the Public Bondholders. Thank you for your work to improve our financial situation. Our external advisors have given us positive feedback on the actions we are taking as a university. I also want to thank you for the sacrifice each of you are making to help us solve our debt issue so quickly.

We still have much to accomplish. In particular, during the next few weeks we intend to finalize negotiations. I covet your prayers for wisdom and for the other parties to be supportive and collaborative.

As we’ve communicated previously, because our bonds are publicly traded, we are prevented from sharing material information until we publish. Today, we will be publishing our Draft June 30, 2018 Consolidated Financial Statements, and I’m pleased to make them available to you as well.

This document (attached) includes consolidated statements of financial position, activities, cash flows, and notes related to the consolidated financial statements. The materials do not include the opinion of the external auditor because they are a preliminary draft and certain final auditing procedures are necessary prior to an opinion being given.

Final procedures that remain outstanding include the following:

  1. Footnote 8 – Loan Covenants (to be updated prior to finalization),

  2. Footnote 14 – Commitments and Contingencies (to be updated prior to finalization),

  3. Footnote 16 – Subsequent Events (pending subsequent event testing to be performed during finalization).

Again, I welcome your prayers as we continue with this challenging process.

Ross Allen

CFO and Acting EVP for Strategy and Finance

Commencement Checklist

posted Nov 29, 2018, 11:32 AM by Rebecca Cantor   [ updated Dec 3, 2018, 9:03 AM ]

As we prepare to commemorate the hard work of our graduating students, our University Service Departments would like to provide this helpful checklist to make sure all the details of these celebrations get the attention they deserve.
  • For audio, video & other technical needs, please contact IMT by filling out a Media Request Form.
  • For outdoor electrical needs or extra cardboard trashcans, please contact Facilities Management via home.apu.edu (select "Campus Work Order" on the left)
  • For room and furniture bookings, please email Event Services or call x6016.
  • For Catering Requests, please look at the Commencement Menu and submit a Catering Request Form.  Please submit all Catering Orders by Tuesday, December 4th at 10am.
While we always do whatever we can to support these important events, please know that more notice allows us better preparation to support your events and save on costs.

We look forward to helping you make this commencement week another success for our students.
Jonathan Lord, M.M., CTS  |  Classroom & Event Technology Manager
Information & Media Technology, Azusa Pacific University
901 E. Alosta Ave., Azusa, CA 91702
(626) 815-6000, Ext. 2732  |  apu.edu

CRIS Event

posted Nov 29, 2018, 11:18 AM by Rebecca Cantor   [ updated Nov 29, 2018, 11:18 AM ]

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