The Faculty Affairs office provides assistance to the Provost with respect to a range of individual faculty matters including appointments, re-appointments, tenure, promotion, secondary and joint appointments, and leaves. The Office represents the Provost's priorities and provides administrative oversight for confidential University faculty evaluations and review processes. This includes the activities of the Provost's Advisory Committees on Appointment, Promotion and Tenure; Distinguished Professorships; and Bass Fellows and Chairs.

Some other responsibilities of the Faculty Affairs office include:

  • handling special assignments for the Provost involving research, analysis, and writing;
  • interpreting and, as applicable, implementing University policies concerning faculty;
  • maintaining faculty records; and
  • serving as a liaison for deans, departments chairs, faculty, and University academic and administrative officers (i.e., the Faculty Ombudsman and the Faculty Hearing Committee) and their staffs with regard to the above issues.