Faculty Affairs works with the provost and academic deans to oversee all faculty personnel actions and to provide faculty and administrator professional development programs. Personnel transition services include coordinating and advising related to the university's promotion and tenure process; and assisting deans, department chairs and faculty with issues associated with hiring, retention, reviews, and sabbatical and medical leaves. The office offers an annual academic leadership program for department chairs and other administrative leaders. The office offers an orientation program for new faculty and deans, and a year-long new faculty professional development program. In addition, the office facilitates the nomination process for national and internal awards and recognition. The Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs serves as the provost's liaison to the Faculty Senate, and serves in an ex officio capacity on administrative searches and reviews. The Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs partners with the Vice Provost for Diversity and International Affairs to develop strategies for enhancing faculty diversity and inclusiveness.