Vice Provost for Faculty Development

The Vice Provost for Faculty Development reports to the Provost. The vice provost is responsible for administration of faculty programs and policies, such as faculty appointments, new faculty orientation, the promotion and tenure process, sabbatical leave, consulting approvals, modified instructional duties, interruption of the tenure clock, leaves, distinguished professor appointments and lecturers, etc. The vice provost coordinates development programs for department chairs/program directors and directs the Senior Administrative Fellows (SAF) program. The SAF program introduces mid-career faculty to roles in university administration, with the goal of developing the future administrative leaders at KU. In addition, the vice provost serves as the liaison in the Provost’s office for the Ombuds Office. Reporting to the Vice Provost for Faculty Development are the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Spencer Museum of Art, and the Lied Center for the Performing Arts.

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