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Office of Faculty Affairs

The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs assists the Provost with faculty-related initiatives including, but not limited to:

  • Fostering faculty engagement.
  • Facilitating the faculty tenure.
  • Promotion and sabbatical processes.
  • Establishing faculty development opportunities intended to enhance the faculty life cycle.
  • Assisting with faculty-related concerns and needs.
  • Providing guidance on faculty personnel matters.
  • Supervising reporting units.
  • Collaborating with campus units and serving on committees to address faculty needs.
  • Policies and support services and exploring opportunities for recognizing faculty excellence and contributions.

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Faculty Resources

Find helpful resources for faculty members including: forms, development opportunities, benefit information, policies and procedures, and more. 

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Faculty Mentoring

This program seeks to support all faculty by providing personalized attention and building a sense of belonging. Learn how to receive mentoring and how to become a mentor.

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Faculty Leadership Programs

Building faculty leaders is important to NIU’s future. Learn more about these exciting leadership opportunities.

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Academic and Labor Relations

Faculty members, we are here to support you. You will find collective bargaining agreement information and other details, here.

Contact Us

Office of Faculty Affairs

Bárbara González
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
bgonzalez4@niu.edu

Janice Hamlet
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
jhamlet@niu.edu 

Dave DeThorne
Director of Academic and Labor Relations
ddethorne@niu.edu

Joan Parrish
Assistant to the Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs
jparrish1@niu.edu 

Marlene Bryant
Administrative Assistant
mbryant@niu.edu

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