Office of the
Provost

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Faculty Affairs

The Faculty Affairs division of the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor supports UMKC faculty in all aspects of faculty work and across all stages of faculty careers. Faculty Affairs is responsible for oversight and implementation of faculty-related policies and procedures including the Promotion and Tenure process, faculty evaluations, faculty awards and recognitions, faculty support and professional development, New Faculty Orientation, the Faculty Code of Conduct, and the academic grievance process. You will find information about all of these topics and more on this website. Please contact us at any time with questions.

Who We Are 

Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs -Diane Filion, Ph.D.

The Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs provides leadership and support in all faculty-related matters including coordination and oversight of the campus-wide Promotion and Tenure process, faculty evaluation, faculty awards, faculty hiring, and new faculty orientation.  In addition, the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs oversees faculty support and development initiatives including the Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching (FaCET) and the Division of Instructional Design and Technology Services (IDTS).  The Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs is also responsible for ensuring compliance with all faculty-related policies, including the Standards of Faculty Conduct and the Academic Grievance Procedure. 

  • Email: filiond@umkc.edu
  • Location: 342 Administrative Center, 5115 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64110
  • Phone: (816) 235-1249

Faculty Affairs Specialist - Chris Popoola

  • Email: popoolac@umkc.edu
  • Location: 340 Administrative Center 5115 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64110
  • Phone: (816) 235-2721

Director of Faculty Support and Associate Research Professor – Alexis Petri, Ed.D.

The director of faculty support works with the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs to facilitate, design, coordinate, advertise, implement, assess, and document outcomes of UMKC’s faculty development and support programs, in collaboration with FaCET and other units. The director also leads focused efforts to support faculty in grant-writing and coordinating submission of funding proposals related to institutional transformation or faculty initiatives.  

  • Email: petria@umkc.edu
  • Location: 336D Administrative Center, 5115 Oak Street or 307 Cherry Hall, 5030 Cherry Street
  • Phone: (816)235-5872

Director of the Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching (FaCET) – Candace Schlein, Ph.D.

The director of FaCET sponsors forums for the discussion, assessment, development, and documentation of teaching practices with demonstrated verifiable benefits for students. FaCET is a hub for existing UMKC programs that emphasize student learning and is a gathering place for faculty who are committed to the improvement of their own teaching as well as for faculty who are committed to the scholarship of teaching and learning.

  • Email: schleinc@umkc.edu
  • Location: 324 Education Building, 615 E. 52nd St.
  • Phone: (816)235-5754

Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Innovation – Molly Mead

Molly Mead, Ph.D., has been an Instructional Designer for UMKC since March 2011, and leads Instructional Design and Technology. Molly has Quality Matters and Online Learning Consortium certification in online teaching and learning. 

  • Email: meadmo@umkc.edu
  • Location: Miller Nichols Library
  • Phone: (816)235-6595

Academic HR Specialist - Susan Hankins

  • Email: hankinss@umkc.edu
  • Location: HR Department, Administrative Center 5115 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64110
  • Phone: (816) 235-6670

MyVita Specialist – Susan Halsted

  • Email:halsteds@umkc.edu
  • Location: 341 Administrative Center 5115 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64110
  • Phone: (816) 235-6446