Dr. Gary Meyer, senior vice provost for faculty affairs, oversees the Office of Faculty Affairs. In addition to chairing the Marquette University Committee on Faculty Promotions and Tenure, Meyer is the Accreditation Liaison Officer to the Higher Learning Commission, and also chairs the Program and Compliance Reporting Committee on campus as well as the Faculty Activities Database Advisory Committee.

Office of Faculty Affairs, Mission, Vision and Strategic Initiatives


The Office of Faculty Affairs provides innovative resources and meaningful guidance to help faculty members reach their full potential as teachers, scholars and university leaders.


All faculty members will thrive, across their full range of activities, in order to transform students and the broader society in ways consistent with the university mission.

Strategic Initiatives:

  • Recruitment — Provide dual career assistance; interdisciplinary, courtesy and joint appointments; and interact with on-campus candidates as requested.
  • Orientation — Facilitate New Faculty Orientation with an emphasis on developing strong connections within each cohort, with Marquette University colleagues and with the broader Milwaukee community.
  • Enrichment — Promote internal development opportunities within the Center for Teaching and Learning, Office of Mission and Ministry, and Faber Center as well as external opportunities with organizations such as the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity and Academic Impressions.
  • Leadership Development — Create a program that introduces faculty to the many facets of leadership to help prepare Marquette faculty for campus leadership roles. In addition, develop training opportunities specifically for department chairpersons.
  • Communication and Recognition — Provide opportunities for dialogue and feedback; recognize and celebrate faculty accomplishments.
  • Retirement — Review and revise (as needed) policies and programs related to faculty retirement, and conduct exit interviews to better understand faculty perceptions of the university.