The Manager, Faculty Governance & Research position has two primary functions: To serve as a researcher and expert on faculty rules and policies at Brown and at peer institutions in order to facilitate the work of Brown faculty committees including the Faculty Executive Committee (FEC); and, to oversee the Office of Faculty Governance which supports major committees including Faculty Executive Committee (FEC), Committee on Faculty Equity and Diversity (CFED), Medical Faculty Executive Committee (MFEC), Grievance, Nominations, and Honorary Degrees.Â Provides support for full faculty meetings.
This latter function also includes responsibility for maintaining the budget for the Office of Faculty Governance (OFG) and supervising one staff member.
Research and reporting for FEC and other faculty committeesÂ
Initiate, recommend, and manage special projects related to the faculty governance.
Support faculty committees as high-level research assistant.
Serve as archivist for past committee meeting minutes and faculty meeting notes, provide research assistance for questions of historical precedent or past discussions.
Periodically review faculty governance effectiveness to identify opportunities to improve effectiveness and align with best practices.
Research peer practices as needed for faculty committees.
Research topics of interest to various committees, for example research peer policies on parental leave for CFED.
Engage with faculty and senior officers to support various initiativesÂ
Serve as a resource to the Nominations Committee as it seeks new faculty nominees for committee assignments and assist with nominating faculty for external awards and honors.
Assist faculty, staff, and students in drafting and understanding the Faculty Rules and become subject matter expert on Brown's faculty policies.
Learn about potential committee members from colleagues in the faculty affairs' and deans' offices.
Use available tools to identify potentially under-recognized faculty.
Conduct ad hoc reporting for related offices (Provost, DOF) and support senior officers and their staffs as needed.
Manage staffing and support of all major committees and liaise with chairsÂ Â
Responsible for the quality of staffing of faculty committees including training the Executive Assistant in areas of academic language and culture that will improve the quality of meeting minutes.
Communicate directly with committee chairs and standing committee members to provide information, answer questions and facilitate interactions, as needed, and serve as key resource and primary point of contact related to communications and requests from internal constituents, keeping the chair apprised. Key contact person for all faculty on matters of faculty governance.
Ensure all faculty committees are appropriately staffed including ability to serve as backup when needed.
Monitor committee activities; advise all committees on issues of compliance with faculty rules.
Directly staff and support the FECÂ Â
Record detailed notes on technical subjects for at least one committee - generally the Faculty Executive Committee.
Help prepare agendas for committee, arrange copying, scheduling, A/V support, refreshments and other committee business as needed.
Manage Faculty Governance Office
Train and supervise OFG staff and other University support staff devoting effort to faculty committees.
Ensure the office operations are efficient and that resources are appropriately aligned and develop streamlined processes.
Responsible for publication of annual Faculty Bulletin including collecting, verifying, and approving content, or for overseeing the executive assistant.
Manage office budget.
Oversee faculty rules and OFG website
Responsible for content of faculty governance website including addition of minutes and committee composition, and for updating faculty rules with resolutions from faculty meetings in consultation with the Faculty Parliamentarian. (This may mean taking action directly or supervising the executive assistant doing so.)
Responsible for faculty governance elections
Oversee all aspects of the annual onboarding and orientation for the chairs and members of their standing committees. Independently monitor committee memberships to ensure eligible faculty are serving.
Assist with the nomination of faculty for election by developing a detailed knowledge of faculty strengths and service history.
Identify faculty candidates.
Work independently to verify and monitor faculty elections for accuracy and results.
Oversee the preparation of elections for ballot-elected committees using a survey tool or supervise executive assistant doing so.
Bachelorâ™s and progress toward a Master's degree required with 3 to 5 years related experience or advanced degree with 1 year of related experience, which could include academic research or administrative experience in an educational or similar institution, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated strong oral and written communicate skills.
Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research projects.
Superior organizational skills and ability to institute effective processes and procedures and execute projects and plans.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, use sound judgment and initiative, and respond proactively and in a timely manner to multiple constituencies.
Understanding of academic structure and language.
Strong computer skills (Microsoft and/or Google products, spreadsheet, and data management).
Supervisory experience preferred.
Ability to work autonomously and maintain confidentiality.
Willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment.
Background Check: Criminal and education verification.
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Job Posting Title:
Manager, Faculty Governance & Research
Office of Faculty Governance
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Internal Number: REQ164014
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