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About Faculty Affairs

Reporting to the Executive Vice President and Provost, the Office of Faculty Affairs is responsible for overseeing faculty-related matters at Virginia Tech, including recruitment, appointments, promotion and tenure, professional development, and overall faculty well-being.

Key functions of Virginia Tech Faculty Affairs include:

  • Recruitment and Retention: Implementing effective policies and procedures to attract and retain a diverse and talented faculty in partnership with colleges and academic units.
  • Professional Development: Supporting faculty in their professional growth by providing resources, workshops, and opportunities for continuing education.
  • Work-Life Balance: Implementing work-life balance related policies and procedures to ensure faculty members can thrive both personally and professionally.
  • Promotion and Tenure: Managing the promotion and tenure processes, which involve assessing faculty members for advancement in academic rank and job security.
  • Faculty Policies: Developing and implementing policies that govern faculty conduct, responsibilities, and rights within the university.
  • Faculty Recognition: Recognizing and celebrating the achievements and contributions of faculty members through awards and honors.
  • Faculty Diversity: Implementing initiatives and strategies to enhance diversity among the faculty, and for fostering an inclusive and equitable academic environment.
  • Conflict Resolution: Assisting in resolving conflicts that may arise between faculty members or between faculty and the university administration.

Get to Know Vice Provost, Ron Fricker

A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 2015.