We begin again - a new semester and a new calendar year. I hope you had a productive and relaxing winter break.
Once again, the new year finds us in the midst of change - new people and new construction. I am pleased to report that Michael Decelle will assume leadership of the Manchester campus at the University of New Hampshire on Feb. 22, 2016 replacing J. Michael Hickey who has served in an interim role for the last two years.
Nominations for University-wide faculty awards are due by Tuesday, February 2, 2016. The attached letter was mailed to all faculty in November about this year’s UNH Faculty Awards, and the Provost’s office also sent you an email message about the awards.
Please share this message with others who may be interested in making a nomination.
Chair, University-wide Faculty Awards Committee
Faculty Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Professor of Psychology
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824
The Provost Search Committee is pleased to announce the visits of the two candidates for the Provost position.
CVs and letters of intent can be found on Blackboard. We suggest you use either Mozilla or Chrome to access Blackboard for these documents. The tab is inaccessible in Internet Explorer.
Dr. Kate Miller will be visiting from November 9-10.
Dr. Arthur Ellis will visit November 23-24.
There will be open forums with the candidates for all faculty and staff at the following times and venues:
Durham: Nov. 9, and 23 in Huddleston Hall; from 10-11:15 a.m.
Concord: Nov. 10, and 24 in the Doug Wood Boardroom; from 9:30-10:45 a.m.
Manchester: Nov. 10 in 201, and Nov. 24 in 142; from 2-3:15 p.m. *
*Please note the different locations for the Manchester forums.
Deb Kinghorn and Mike Ferrara, Co-Chairs, Provost Search<
Professor Ted Kirkpatrick agrees to serve as Acting Vice Provost/Dean of Students (VPDOS) for AY 2015-16
Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,
It is my pleasure to inform you that Professor Ted Kirkpatrick, currently Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts, has agreed to serve as Acting Vice Provost/Dean of Students (VPDOS) for the 2015-16 academic year while the search for a permanent replacement will open this fall. Ted will continue in his role as Associate Dean in COLA during this period. As Acting VPDOS, Ted will have oversight and coordination responsibilities for Counseling, SHARPP, Health Services, Residential Life, and Community Standards. The Assistant Dean of Students and the Chair of Behavioral Intervention Team will also report to him. I look forward to working with Dean Kirkpatrick during this academic year.
PT (Vasu) Vasudevan
Professor Mary Rhiel agrees to serve as Interim Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs (SVPAA)
It is my pleasure to inform you that Professor Mary Rhiel, currently a Faculty Fellow in COLA, has agreed to serve as Interim Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs (SVPAA). As Faculty Fellow, Mary is exposed to the full array of activities in the dean's office. As Interim Senior Vice Provost, Mary will have oversight and coordination responsibility for a wide range of academic curricula and policies, and for academic strategic initiatives, such as eUNH, and the development of the University of Choice initiative. In particular, she will oversee the undergraduate curriculum and university-wide programs including the Discovery Program, Honors Program, Writing Program, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research, the Fellowships Office, and ROTC. She will also oversee the University’s international initiatives, including the Center for International Education, the Office of International Students and Scholars, and the UNH- Navitas partnership.
PT (Vasu) Vasudevan
Program Chair of the Dual Major in Sustainability (DMS)
It is my pleasure to inform you that Professor Stacy VanDeveer, currently Chair of the Department of Political Science, has agreed to serve as Program Chair of the Dual Major in Sustainability (DMS). This is a three-year term. As Program Chair, Professor VanDeveer will chair the University Committee for the Dual Major in Sustainability (UCDMS); oversee curriculum design, approval and implementation; support the Teaching Fellow, and report to the Senior Vice Provost of Academic Affairs. In collaboration with the University Committee for the Dual Major, the Program Chair will work to establish the DMS as a viable and enticing dual major. I would like to thank the members of the search committee: Professors Paula Salvio, Kevin Gardner, Semra Aytur, Kimberly Babbitt and Lawrence Hamilton.
PT (Vasu) Vasudevan