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Initiatives

Lincy and Angel Scholars

Through the generosity of UNLV supporters in the Las Vegas business and philanthropic community, two types of professorships — Lincy Professorships and Angel Scholars — have been created to promote and support the excellent research and educational contributions of prominent UNLV faculty.

CoRE

The UNLV Collaborative Research and Education (CoRE) initiative is coordinated through the office. CoRE provides opportunities for members of the UNLV campus to meet together and with other community stakeholders to discuss scholarly topics of mutual interest. Through scholarly engagement, CoRE aims to be a catalyst for collaborative research and education. CoRE coordinates, communicates and facilitates scholarly engagement.

Faculty Diversity Hiring Program

The Faculty Diversity Hiring Program (FDHP) is a joint effort of the Executive Vice President & Provost and the Vice President for Government Affairs and Diversity Initiatives. The program, launched in FY14, is designed to increase the diversity of applicant pools for academic faculty searches through an intentional process. A department constructs a search plan that includes (1) demographic goals based on existing data for the field in question, and (2) a recruitment strategy for underrepresented faculty.

This plan is then presented at a college meeting, with appropriate feedback incorporated into the search plan, which is then routed through the Dean and the Provost. Upon Provost approval of the search plan, Department Chairs are provided with weekly status updates of the demographic diversity of the minimally qualified applicants in their search pools. Department search committee members are not able to review applicants until the Provost affirms that the department-established goals are met or a request is granted by the Provost to release the applicant pool regardless. Once the applicant pool is released to the department search committee the search process progresses as normal. It is envisioned that these measures will result in more diverse search pools.

Additional Resources

Faculty Mentor Program

The mission of the Academic Faculty Mentoring Program (AFMP) is to provide support and information with the aim of facilitating the professional success and satisfaction of teaching faculty. The program coordinates the matching of junior faculty with mentors outside of their department, and offers mentoring training to individuals and groups on special topics.

Leadership Development Program

One of the key roles of the provost is identifying and developing campus leaders who are capable of guiding the university toward its identified goals. This initiative will take the form of a Leadership Development Program, one aspect of which is the Leadership Development Academy.

Academic Leadership Development Seminars (ALDS)

The Provost's office is committed to the continued professional development of the academic leadership team (associate deans, assistant deans, department chairs and school directors) at UNLV. Based on input from chairs and deans, the Academic Leadership Development Seminars are a coordinated professional development and leadership program. This program aims not only to inform, enrich, and support the academic leadership team's performance of administrative tasks and business processes, but also to support continued development as a campus leaders.

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