Initiatives

COACHE

The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) is based in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University and is a consortium of over 200 academic institutions that aim to improve the work lives of faculty. Using evidence-based questions, COACHE administers a faculty satisfaction survey as a neutral, third party. The results are provided in a Provost Report with comparisons to other participating institutions.

Leaders Forum

Leaders Forum is a conference style leadership development program specifically designed to address the most pressing policy, procedural, and leadership development needs of the UNLV academic administration community.

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.

Faculty Activity Tracking (Digital Measures)

Digital Measures is a secure and easy-to-use online information management tool for academic faculty members to organize, track, and report on their instructional, research, creative, clinical, service, and other professional activities. Because their activity data are stored permanently, faculty members are only required to enter information once for various individual, department, college, and university purposes, including curriculum vitae, bio-sketches for grant applications, annual achievement reports, mid-tenure applications, tenure and promotion applications, accreditation reviews, and mandatory system reports. Digital Measures is now the preferred method of faculty activity reporting at UNLV.

Faculty Diversity Hiring Program

The Facuty Diversity Hiring Program is a joint effort of the Office of the Executive Vice President & Provost and the Office of 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 disciplinary field in question, and (2) a recruitment strategy for underrepresented faculty.

Faculty Mentoring 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 Academy

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. The Leadership Development Academy is a proactive, inclusive, and engaged approach to the development of future leaders at UNLV.

Lithium at UNLV

Geologists, engineers, and others at UNLV are currently undertaking active research that directly links with the goal of increased lithium production in Nevada, linking with a drive to ensure that the lithium-ion batteries produced within the state are produced in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner. More about lithium research.

Cybersecurity at UNLV

UNLV aims to address the lack of a skilled cybersecurity professionals by working with local industry in the creation of a cybersecurity program at the undergraduate and graduate levels.