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Faculty Affairs and Development

The Faculty Affairs and Development office strives to meet the needs of all faculty: new recruit, junior, mid-career, senior and emeritus. Our office handles academic promotion and application for tenure, and we help faculty members achieve success and professional goals through excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and leadership. Our office reports to the Office of Academic Affairs, which oversees all three schools: Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions and is overseen by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, who is the chief academic officer for the medical center.

Faculty Affairs

Faculty Affairs concerns administrative aspects of faculty membership, including academic promotion and application for tenure. Faculty Affairs policies and procedures are governed by the regulations of the university and medical school. Faculty members should be familiar with the University of Kansas Handbook for Faculty and Unclassified Staff, the system of Faculty Governance and the Bylaws of the Faculty of the School of Medicine.

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Faculty Development

Our mission is to develop and retain faculty members who are successful and satisfied with their careers. Faculty Development assists faculty members in achieving professional goals in the rapidly changing health care and scientific environment. We help faculty achieve excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and leadership.

Resources for faculty members:

At any time you are welcome to contact me or the staff of the Faculty Affairs and Development office.

Dianne Durham

Dianne Durham, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development
Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
School of Medicine
3030D Murphy
University of Kansas Medical Center

Last modified: Nov 10, 2015
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