Initiation of the Career NTTF promotion process

Dear Colleagues,

We are writing to remind the community of the process by which career instructional and research NTTF initiate the promotion process. Please distribute this message to the career faculty in your unit.

Upcoming events - Workshop, New Faculty Orientation

Dear Colleagues,

Before summer is in full swing, we hope you will note the following events in September:

Sept. 13, 10:00 am-3:00 pm: Summit for Academic Leaders – for unit heads and directors

Sept. 17, 9:30am – 4:00 pm: New Faculty Orientation – for all new tenure-related, or career instructional or research non-tenure track faculty

Let me know if you have any questions!


Sierra Dawson

Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Your invitation to the 2018 Faculty Promotion Celebration

May 31, 2018

Dear deans, directors, and supervisors, 

You are invited to attend the 2018 Faculty Promotion Celebration on Tuesday, June 5, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., in the EMU Ballroom. The reception will be hosted by President Michael H. Schill and Provost and Senior Vice President Jayanth Banavar.  

For your reference, below is a list of all faculty who were promoted and/or received tenure during academic year 2018. We hope you will be able to join us as we celebrate the successes of our colleagues.

June 15 unit head onboarding

May 31, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Spring 2018 Academic Policy Reminders

May 16, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

This message is to remind you of a number of academic policies that may affect your course planning, grading, and exam schedules. This message covers the following topics:

New NTTF informal offer letter

May 1, 2018

Dear Campus Partners,

In response to requests for more templates to support regular operations, and to provide consistent practices across campus, the Office of the Provost, Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, and HR’s Employee Labor Relations have developed a template for informal NTTF offer letters.

Please use this template as the basis for all informal offers for non-tenure track faculty. It may be modified to best fit specific situations.

Upcoming events – Workshops, Promotion Celebration, New Faculty Orientation

March 26, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

I hope your winter term work is winding down, and you can take a few minutes for yourself while students are enjoying spring break.

As we look ahead to spring term and beyond, we want to let you know about key dates for workshops and events offered by the Office of the Provost.

Registration is now open for the spring 2018 unit head and managers workshop series. Please register by following the links to MyTrack:

OPAA Signing Authority

Friday, March 2, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

We realize that the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs has undergone a great deal of change in the last six months, and that may have left some of you unclear regarding who in our office you should refer to for questions and support.

Currently, the following individuals have signing authority/electronic approval for personnel matters related to each group of faculty listed below:

Respectful Workplace 2018

February 13, 2018

To: Campus Community
From: Nancy Resnick, Chief Human Resources Officer and Associate Vice Preisdent Scott Pratt, Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affair
Date: February 13, 2018
Re: Respectful Workplace

Assessment of student learning and new deadlines

February 7, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to remind you that each academic unit needs to establish learning outcomes, assessment plans, and an annual assessment report for each undergraduate major and for all graduate degrees and programs.