Faculty Handbook 2023-2024

B.1.c. Office of Academic Affairs

Office of Academic Affairs. The Office of Academic Affairs is administered by the Provost and provides academic support to the Faculty and administration of the College. The offices and staff in Academic Affairs, as determined by the Provost, along with the reporting structure, is given in the following organization chart.   

The Associate Provosts are appointed by the Provost with approval of the President. The standard appointment process begins with a call of interest to all tenured faculty members followed by interviews and an offer of appointment for a term specified by the Provost. This process is followed unless there are extenuating circumstances as determined by the Provost. These administrative positions are “at will” appointments and may be ended at any time by decision of the Provost, the President, or the appointee. The appointee’s status as a tenured member of the faculty is not affected by this appointment.

There are currently three Associate Provosts, and the Provost may elect to change these positions as needed for the effective operation of Academic Affairs with the approval of the President. The primary responsibilities of the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs include interfacing with Human Resources on personnel issues, supervising staff in Academic Affairs as assigned by the Provost, representing Academic Affairs on appropriate faculty committees, and overseeing Assessment for the college including assisting with Higher Learning Commission reaccreditation processes. The Associate Provost for Engaged Learning (APEL) works closely with the Provost and is a collaborative team member with staff and faculty to provide effective administration for our Engaged Learning programming. The APEL supervises Career Services, the Odyssey Professorships, Odyssey, TEC, Distinguished Scholarships, and International Programs. Finally, the Associate Provost for Faculty Development engages in broad faculty development work, including assessment of programming. Primary Duties for this position include assisting with Fall Faculty Conference, communicating professional funding opportunities, organizing and facilitating New Faculty Orientation, providing relevant professional programming for faculty, and serving as an ex officio member of the Committee on Academic Integrity and the Committee on Academic Appeals.

Academic Affairs Org Chart