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Updated Monday, July 6, 2020


For current information on University news and actions related to the COVID-19 pandemic and preparations for returning to on-campus work and learning in Fall 2020, visit the “Back to State” webpage, which includes regularly updated answers to extensive FAQs.


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Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs


Kathleen Bieschke, a former Department Head in the College of Education and Professor of Education in Counseling Psychology, is the University’s Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs.

The Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs works closely with the Executive Vice President and Provost in areas including faculty development, leadership training, promotion and tenure, executive searches and reviews, and other issues related to academic personnel and their concerns. The Vice Provost also serves as the Provost’s contact person for the Big Ten Academic Alliance, the academic arm of the Big Ten Conference, and the University Faculty Senate in issues relating to faculty affairs, and is the liaison for the Provost and President to University deans and chancellors.