What are Faculty Excellence Advocates and what do they do?

One or more faculty members in each college has been selected to serve as the Faculty Excellence Advocate (FEA), to review and advance policies and best practices in academic human resources, including faculty search and hiring, the annual review process, the RP&T process, mentoring, and leadership development. 

The FEAs meet regularly as a group (FEA Consortium) with the Associate Provost for Academic Human Resources to discuss policies, procedures, best practices and programs that advance the alignment of policies of departments with those of the colleges and the university. The group also considers the consistency, transparency, objectivity and emphasis on quality in the evaluation of faculty.