Faculty Development Staff
Key responsibilities include administration of faculty programs and policies, including recruitment, new faculty orientation, the promotion and tenure process, sabbatical leave, etc. In addition, the vice provost coordinates diversity and leadership programs for faculty, department chairs, and directors. The directors of the Center for Teaching Excellence, Spencer Museum of Art, and the Lied Center for Performing Arts report to the vice provost. Vice Provost Hummert's research examines the social cognitive processes linking age stereotypes and communication. She has published extensively in communication, psychology, and gerontology journals, and is the co-editor of two books on communication and aging.
Laura is the primary liaison to all departments and schools to ensure timely and accurate faculty records. She administers processes for sabbatical leave, promotion and tenure, progress toward tenure review, post tenure review, and faculty awards programs. She is available to answer questions on faculty matters such as leave requests, probationary period extensions or any other faculty policy.
Jenny is responsible for the programming of faculty development seminars and workshops for chairs, directors, new administrators, and senior administrative fellows. She facilitates new faculty seminars, and develops the agenda for new faculty orientation. In addition, she coordinates the recruitment of KU's foundation professors.