VICE PROVOST FOR FACULTY AFFAIRS

The VPFA welcomes and orients new faculty to DU; coordinates faculty development programs across campus; serves as a central resource for information about faculty and faculty policies; supports deans and department leaders with searches, hiring, retention, and advancement; assists faculty with grievances; offers programs to orient new academic leaders; supports programs to enhance teaching; and works with departments, colleges, and other offices to enhance faculty experiences. We work with academic leaders across campus to enhance DU’s efforts to support faculty.

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The You Rock! program encourages faculty and staff to recognize each other for small and large accomplishments.

Featured Initiatives

DEPARTMENT ACTION TEAMS (DATs)

DEPARTMENT EQUITY ACTION PLANNING TEAMS (DEAPs)

ADJUCT TEACHING EXCELLENCE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM (ATEP)

COACHE

Goal:65%

Current COACHE Survey Faculty Completion Rate

Since 2003, the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE), a research-practice partnership (RPP), has been committed to improving the workplace, career and overall experience of faculty members. COACHE is based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and has surveyed 20,000+ faculty members at more than 300 colleges and universities. Survey results are intended to be used to develop strategies to improve the professional lives of faculty members; the goal is to create an environment where faculty can do their best work.

In the spring of 2019, DU faculty members were invited to complete a survey in nine key areas. The survey results revealed diversity of opinions across campus and some significant concerns. We invite your participation as we move forward, building on these results to improve our working environments.

VPFA News and Updates

Learn More About the Teach-In Series

Learn More About the Teach-In Series

By: Terese Rainwater, Project Manager Image from the last teach-in session. Photo Credit: Selena Naumoff, University of Denver | Center for Judaic Studies, Holocaust Awareness...

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VPFA in the News

The Chronicle of Higher Education: The Cruelty of Faculty Churn

The Chronicle of Higher Education: The Cruelty of Faculty Churn

Inside Higher Ed: The Pandemic’s Silver Lining for Faculty

Inside Higher Ed: The Pandemic’s Silver Lining for Faculty

USC’s Pullias Center for Higher Education Announces 2021 Delphi Award Winners

USC’s Pullias Center for Higher Education Announces 2021 Delphi Award Winners

The Chronicle of Higher Education: A More Upbeat Approach to Post-Tenure Review

The Chronicle of Higher Education: A More Upbeat Approach to Post-Tenure Review

CONTACT VPFA

We would love to hear from you, your office, and/or faculty within your departments to learn more about your unit, and to hear hopes and concerns of faculty.