Faculty Liaisons

What is the Liaisons Program?

The purpose of the program is to provide a support and information network for faculty outside of their department and college units. Requests for this type of program were voiced by all three faculty COACHE work groups. Faculty liaisons are asked to: 1) discuss issues related to career or climate with faculty, 2) help faculty in finding resources to address issues they encounter, 3) support faculty as they work through the Purdue system on issues, and 4) communicate with the Provost’s office to identify and address issues related to career and climate proactively.

How can I get help?

Faculty can approach the Faculty Affairs office within the Provost’s office (officeoftheprovost@purdue.edu) for a referral. Alternatively, faculty can connect directly with the liaison of their choice by phone or email.

Who are the liaisons?

Coming soon

How can I become a liaison?

Calls will come out yearly for faculty to apply to serve as a liaison. We balance the distribution of liaisons to ensure diversity in all domains (college, gender, race, ethnicity, and other factors). Each liaison will receive compensation via their S&E account for the work involved in the role. The funds can be used as needed, for travel or research support.  Liaisons will serve a 3-year term, with the potential to be reappointed. The terms will be staggered to avoid having mass reappointments within any one year. The Office of the Provost for Faculty Affairs will provide regular education and training to liaisons on a variety of topics including dealing with conflict, the grievance process, confidentiality, climate, bias, promotion and tenure, etc.

Other Resources

The Susan Bulkeley Center for Leadership Excellence in partnership with ADVANCE Purdue provides the Coaching and Resource network (CRN) for assistant and associate professors (tenure-track/tenured/clinical) starting spring 2019. Details are here.

Purdue also has a faculty ombudsperson. The faculty ombudsperson can answer your questions and assist with a variety of work-related concerns. 

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