Faculty Senate is all about shared governance, and so of course every document, link, and process that you find on this website is related to that theme.
On this part of our page, we are working with the Provost to bring even greater transparency to aspects of upper administrative process and structure. Helping Senators and faculty better understand the framework helps us exercise our voices more clearly at the table.
Please scroll down to see lists of various structures, committees, and faculty positions connected to the Provost's offices.
Office of the Provost
Committee Mission Statement
University Council on Student Success
Coordinate student outreach from offices across campus FSEM Committee Review FSEM proposals – provide feedback ASEM Committee (WRIT) Review ASEM proposals- provide feedback Undergraduate Research Committee Review student proposals, provide feedback, award funding Honors Council The Honors Council is the Honors Program's governing body and determines policy and provides interface between the Honors Program and the many departments on campus. Public Good Fund Review Committee The Center for Community Engagement to advance Scholarship and Learning (CCESL) oversees an annual fund of $100,000 to promote and increase community-engaged research and creative work that involves faculty and community. Central Committee (inactive) Review common curriculum assessment; adjust learning outcomes as needed
Faculty Affairs / Teaching & Learning
Committee Mission Statement CFAB The Courseware Faculty Advisory Board (CFAB) provides faculty input on policy and issues related to the university’s learning management system (LMS) and other instructional technologies. OTL Advisory Board The Faculty Advisory Board for the Office of Teaching and Learning maintains an important role in setting the direction of OTL initiatives and activities by providing regular feedback and advice and acting as a two-way communication conduit for teaching and learning related issues. Data Governance Faculty Onboarding Guide Onboarding Programming for New Faculty at DU (needs to be relaunched, but currently includes folks from HRIC, Symposium, OTL, FAAD) EPortfolio Committee
Research & Graduate Education
Committee Mission Statement Special Projects and Research Committee
Committee Mission Statement University Budget Advisory Committee (UBAC) The UBAC reviews peer practices, data and the results of commissioned studies to make budget allocation recommendations to DU’s leadership. Information Measurement and Analysis Council (IMAC) A data users group to share and discuss new technologies launched, institutional research and projects conducted, and data/data processing issues.
Special Faculty Positions
Title Faculty AVP for Public Good Strategy and Research Anne DePrince Executive Director, Learning Communities and Civic Engagement Linda Olson Director, Pioneer Leadership Program Linda Olson Associate Director, Pioneer Leadership Program Paul Kosempel Director, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Living & Learning Community Michael Caston Director, Environmental Sustainability Living & Learning Community Don Sullivan Director, International Living & Learning Community Casey Dinger Director, Social Justice Living & Learning Community Lauren DeCarvalho Director, Wellness Living & Learning Community Erin Willer Faculty Director, Colorado Women’s College Trisha Teig Faculty Director, Undergraduate Research Center Dan Linseman Faculty Director, Center for Scholarship and Honors Kate Tennis Executive Director, Writing Program Sheila Carter-Tod Director, Writing Center Juli Parish Assistant Director, Writing Center Megan Kelly Assistant Director, Writing Program Richard Colby Director, Faculty Advising Kateri McRae Director, First Year Seminar Heather Martin Faculty Director, Honors Program Kate Tennis Program Manager, Honors Program Kira Castle
Faculty Affairs / Teaching & Learning
Title Faculty OTL Faculty Fellow Vacant Resident Scholar for Teaching and Professional Track Faculty Laura Sponsler Faculty Fellow for Mentoring Initiatives Heather Martin Faculty Fellow for Chair Development Vacant Data Consultant Bobbie Kite COVID 19 Facilitators Deb Ortega, Liza Martinez, Nancy Sasaki
Sarah Pessin Shared Governance Award
2022 Sarah Pessin and Mary Clark
2023 Kevin Lynch and Linda Kosten