The Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
The Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs reports to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. This position is a key member of the Provost's leadership team, dealing with faculty and academic matters relating to personnel. Through support of the academic units and colleges, the Vice Provost advances the strategic goals of the university, including strategic effective recruitment, retention, evaluation, and professional development practices.
The Vice Provost works with deans, chairs, and faculty regarding the process of annual reviews, promotion and tenure, post-tenure review, sabbatical review, the continual improvement of promotion and tenure documents, and other faculty-related policies. The Vice Provost serves as a resource to deans and chairs/heads for searches and hiring process, retention, letters of appointment, and all other matters pertaining to faculty/personnel. The Vice Provost also works with faculty concerning grievances and complaints. The Vice Provost has responsibility for planning and overseeing new administrator training, new faculty orientation, SEC Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP), peer mentoring and bridge program, other professional development workshops, Teaching and Faculty Support Center, and Teaching Academy.
Non-Tenure Track Advisory Council
The Non-Tenure Track Advisory Council comprises full-time non-tenure track faculty representing seven academic colleges. The goals of the Council are to (1) Openly communicate about NTT faculty challenges, (2) advise the Office for Faculty Affairs on the needs of NTT faculty, (3) clarify existing NTT faculty policies, (4) Explore the need for new policies supporting non-tenure track faculty and advise on policy recommendations. Council members are nominated by the deans of academic colleges.