How provosts can work more effectively with faculty members, deans, and faculty senates: Opinion

George Justice (University of Tulsa) has penned an article about how provosts can more effectively work with different faculty groups. Justice begins by explaining how the provost’s role on a typical campus has narrowed and deepened over the years to focus more specifically on the academic success of faculty and students. In light of these shifts, the author outlines ways that provosts can cultivate productive and positive relationships with the professors, deans, and the faculty senate at their institution. Among these tips, Justice encourages provosts to strive for open communication with faculty senate leaders, get to know faculty members directly, and avoid getting overly involved in departmental matters that can be entrusted to deans.

Chronicle of Higher Ed (Acct Req)