Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Lake LaSalle.

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.

Upcoming Events

Department Chair Leadership Program Workshop series.

September 30, 2021 - The Chair's Role in Tenure & Promotion

12:00PM - 2:00PM — 567 Capen Hall

We will review data as well as the processes involved in preparing dossiers for tenure and promotion. Case studies will be used to explore how chairs evaluate the performance of a faculty member.

Topics will include:

· Overview of the process and timing

· Effective dossier preparation

· Leading departmental reviews

· Making difficult decisions

· Concerns regarding promotion to full professor

· Preparing the Chair’s letter

Please email Patti Napoli ( for your reservation.

COMING SOON: 2021-22 Program schedule for our monthly Department Chair Leadership workshops.


Congratulations to our 2021-2022 MAC ALDP Faculty Fellows

Martha Bohm

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Associate Professor

Department of Architecture

Yu-Ping Chang, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN,FIANN

Senior Associate Dean; Professor;

Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Endowed Professor;

Chair—Family, Community and Health Systems Sciences

School of Nursing

Patrick McDevitt, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of History

College of Arts and Sciences

Amy Graves Monroe, PhD


Associate Professor

Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Affairs Policy Updates

March 30, 2020 Message from Provost: Teaching Evaluations

RESPONSE TO COVID-19: Faculty Resources

More Information here

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

The application deadline for most awards is August 1. The next full Core competition, for academic year 2020-2021, will open in February 2019