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Faculty Affairs

We envision the faculty at Virginia Tech as a community of thriving world-class scholars. Our mission is to cultivate a university environment and culture that promotes the excellence, professional success, and personal well-being of Virginia Tech faculty. In support of this mission, we value being supportive, proactive, and collaborative. We empower excellence, support success, embrace individuality, and we advocate for faculty.

Academic Personnel

Faculty Affairs supports policies and personnel actions in support of the recruitment, retention, recognition, and work-life balance.

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    Academic Faculty Personnel Actions

    These actions include faculty qualifications for teaching, leave without pay, research extended appointments, and research leaves.

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    Academic Policies & Resources

    These resources include materials in support of faculty evaluation, the Faculty Handbook, and information on faculty reconciliation and grievances.

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    Resources to support the recruitment of world-class scholars, including details of the work-life liaisons and dual career programs, and resources and information about faculty and senior administrator searches.

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    Support for the recognition of faculty takes many forms, including both internal honorifics and awards and external recognition at the state and national level.

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    Promotion & Tenure

    Provides support to the university promotion and tenure committee and oversees the process, which begins at the department level, and continues through the college to the university level.

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    Electronic Faculty Activity Reporting

    Virginia Tech uses an electronic faculty activity data system to collect and manage information about research and scholarship, creative works, teaching, extension, outreach, and service activities.

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    Work-Life Resources

    Programs, policies, and resources to support the excellence, professional success, and personal well-being of Virginia Tech faculty.

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    Faculty Forms

    Provides links to forms for all Faculty Affairs-supported personnel actions.

Faculty Development

Faculty Affairs provides a variety of programs to support the professional success and development of Virginia Tech faculty as community of thriving world-class scholars.

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    Academic Leaders

    Academic leadership includes both programs to develop future leaders and support for current academic leaders at Virginia Tech.

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    Community Building & Networking

    These programs provide opportunities and support for personal and professional community-building among faculty.

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    Mentoring & Support

    Resources and programs for building mentoring relationships both in and outside of the university, and for professional advancement through publishing, advancing research, and for the promotion and tenure processes.

Studies and Reports

Faculty Affairs uses a variety of data to inform the development of strategic priorities in support of faculty. These studies and reports not only inform our work, but may also be a valuable resource for faculty.

Get to Know Vice Provost, Ron Fricker

A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 2015.