PROVOST INITIATIVES

The Office of the Provost has announced the funding of the following initiatives. The funded initiatives support faculty mentoring, support new community engaged research partnerships in response to identfied community needs or new initiatives that will advance diversity, equity and inclusion.

Faculty Success Program

The Office of the Provost will provide selected faculty members (up to four annually) with an opportunity to participate in in the “Faculty Success Program,” a 12-week intensive mentoring experience offered as an online program through the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. The program is facilitated by a cohort of faculty members and is designed to equip faculty with the skills and strategies necessary to increase research productivity, promote effective time management, and maximize work-life balance.

All full-time assistant and associate professors are eligible to apply (women and minority applicants are especially encouraged to apply). The Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs will annually solicit applications for the spring program (due by October 2). To apply please submit the linked application.

For more information on the Faculty Success Program, please visit: NCFDD website

Faculty Mini-Grants for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

In spring 2021 the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion will award summer grants for full-time faculty from any discipline to develop new courses or significantly revise existing courses to infuse themes of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  More details will be available later this semester on the Faculty Grants for Diverse Course Development website.  For inquiries, please contact Dr. William Welburn or Jacki Black.