University of Vermont

Faculty and Department Chair Resources

Training Materials


The Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs provides the following trainings and workshops each year:

New Faculty Orientation

Annual two-day event for held at the beginning of each academic year, providing a broad orientation to the role of faculty member at the University of Vermont, including opportunities and expectations for faculty teaching, research, and service at UVM. Held in August.

New Chair and Academic Administrator Training/Orientation

Annual workshop, held at the beginning of each academic year, for new Chairs and Associate Deans serving in this capacity for the first time. Topics include: chronology and procedures for important annual processes handled at the chair/unit level, guided discussions on academic leadership, information on legal and institutional requirements of academic supervisors, and a check-list of resources for handling issues that may arise in this role. Held in August.

Chair and Academic Administrator Trainings

Round table discussions/trainings held each semester on topics of interest to Department Chairs and other faculty administrators. Topics include: relevant provisions in UVM’s faculty governance documents (including the Collective Bargaining Agreements, COM Faculty Handbook, and University Manual), departmental leadership issues, compliance requirements, guidelines for RPT and sabbatical applications, and similar topics. Held in February/March.

RPT (Green Sheet) Workshops

The Associate Provost participates in the annual series of RPT (Green Sheet) Workshops organized via the Faculty Senate Mentoring Program, providing information and recommendations on ways to prepare effectively for RPT review. Held in March.

For more information please contact  Jennfier Diaz, Assistant to the Associate Provost

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