January 27, 2015
By Carol Boll
Interim Vice Chancellor and Provost Liz Liddy today announced that she will appoint several faculty members to serve in the newly created capacity of Provost’s Faculty Fellows. The positions are being created with the goal of expanding channels of communication and opportunities for collaboration between the Provost’s Office, University leaders and the faculty.
Each fellow will have a designated focus area, for example internationalization or cross-campus student entrepreneurship, and be charged with assessing needs and interests in those areas, developing opportunities and communicating with the campus community about those opportunities.
Liddy says the newly created fellows positions are part of her larger strategy of enhancing shared governance on campus and improving communications and collaboration between central administration and faculty. In their role as fellows, faculty appointees will have a unique status and charge to serve as ambassadors toward achieving the Chancellor’s vision of “One University.”
In the first such appointment, Professor Shiu-Kai Chin of the College of Engineering and Computer Science has been named Provost’s Faculty Fellow charged with guiding the implementation of the Academic Strategic Plan. Additional Faculty Fellows and their areas of concentration are expected to be named in the coming days.
“I am so looking forward to working with the Faculty Fellows as they further expand their engagement with the University in the many rich areas where I am eager to have faculty input and interaction,” says Liddy. “Shiu-Kai is a highly respected, strong contributor to the University, and I am grateful that he has agreed to take on one more opportunity to guide and share his capabilities with the Provost’s office and the full University. Stay tuned as we announce more.”
“I am happy to engage with the very capable team of over a hundred other students, staff and faculty who are hard at work creating the Academic Strategic Plan that will guide Syracuse to a bright future,” says Chin of his appointment. “The Provost’s Faculty Fellows initiative is an innovative means to increase faculty engagement in moving Syracuse forward.”
The Provost’s Faculty Fellows will hold one-year appointments, renewable on an annual basis by mutual consent. During their service as fellows, they will retain their current faculty rank and have the opportunity to take advantage of professional development activities relevant to their portfolio of responsibility.
Any faculty members interested in learning more about opportunities to serve are invited to contact Suzanne Barch in the Office of the Vice Chancellor and Provost at [email protected] or 315-443-4291.