Faculty Members learn about administration through Fellowship Programs
Provost Fellow: The Provost's fellowship provides faculty members who have an interest in academic administration. The program provides the opportunity to to develop knowledge, skills and experience as an administrator; to understand practices and procedures in academic administration; to extend and strengthen the administrative resources of the university; to assist in the development and implementation of projects in key areas; and to provide ongoing faculty involvement and input into the activities of the Office of the Provost.
Regional Campus Fellow: In its inaugural year of 2013–2014, the Regional Campus Fellow is a one semester appointment that allows a Regional Campus faculty member to learn more about Regional Campus and University administration.
College Fellow: Some colleges have elected to appoint college fellows. For example, the CCI Administrative Fellowship program is designed to introduce CCI faculty members to the activities and responsibilities of college office administration. At the beginning of the term of appointment, the Administrative Fellow meets with the Dean to develop a schedule of eight hours per week to be spent in the Fellowship activities.
For the 10th time, Kent State University is being recognized as a “Great College to Work For,” according to the latest survey by the Great Colleges to Work For program. The program recognizes the colleges that get top ratings from their employees regarding workplace practices and policies.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Kent State University a nearly $1.2 million, five-year TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers program grant. The program is designed to provide support services to qualified adults, including veterans, who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education.
Kent State University Senior Vice President and Provost Melody Tankersley, Ph.D., announced the selection of Manfred van Dulmen, Ph.D., to serve as the university’s associate provost for academic affairs and dean of the Division of Graduate Studies, effective April 16.