Welcome Message from Provost Robin Abramson

Welcome Back! 

RobinLast spring we announced that Michelle Miller would assume new responsibilities this year working with faculty on governance and professional development. She will continue to be the Provost’s office liaison for student academic conduct issues and will work with the retention committee and our MAP-Works initiative. Michelle’s work with the Curriculum Committee and curriculum development will transition this year to allow the deans, faculty representatives to the Curriculum Committee and the faculty-at-large to assume greater responsibility and develop more expertise in these areas. In order to accommodate these changes, and to strengthen our institutional research capacity, we’ve made some other organizational changes in the Provost’s Office.

We’ve hired a new Senior Director of Institutional Research and Assessment, Mark McGivern, who will start on October 1, 2013. Mark will take over Michelle’s leadership role in institutional research and assessment and focus on a more coordinated organization-wide approach to research and analytics. He will supervise Ellen Zeman and Sue Powers (our current Director of Institutional Effectiveness) as part of the Provost’s office.

Ellen Zeman has been promoted to Learning Assessment Director and will focus more intently on assessment of student learning. She’ll add to her existing responsibilities in this area by taking over those areas that Michelle directly supported in assessment (CCM, EHS and CPS divisions and the College Competencies). She will retain her work with the IDEA Student Ratings, eportfolios, and our institution-wide surveys (NSSE and Noel-Levitz).

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