As Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Robert Granfield is the senior executive officer responsible to the Provost for all matters pertaining to UB’s faculty. He and his staff help facilitate a culture of faculty excellence at the university in the areas of research, teaching, and service. The primary duties of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs include coordinating the university’s promotion and tenure process; welcoming and orienting new faculty to UB; assisting deans, department chairs, and faculty with issues associated with hiring and retention; building programs to orient new department chairs and improve their management skills; facilitating the nomination process for national, internal, and SUNY awards; and partnering with the Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion to develop proactive strategies for enhancing faculty diversity.
Effective teaching requires successfully navigating the infrastructure for instruction at UB as well as faculty-student interactions and engaging in student support issues that arise inside and outside of your classroom. This workshop will introduce two important sources of support with specific information systems available to faculty: the Office of the Registrar and the Office of Student Success and Retention.
Conducting difficult conversations is an inevitable feature of department leadership. In this session, participants will be introduced to an inventory of conflict styles and explore strategies for effective communication and conflict resolution. An interactive group exercise will be conducted to help demonstrate processes for promoting trust and managing conflict.
The application deadline for most awards is August 1. The next full Core competition, for academic year 2020-2021, will open in February 2019