Welcome to the Office of Faculty Affairs. The Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Tracy Eells, works with the provost and deans to oversee all faculty personnel issues, including: coordinating the university's promotion and tenure process; welcoming and orienting new faculty to U of L; building leadership programs for department chairs; assisting deans, department chairs and faculty with issues associated with hiring, retention, reviews, sabbatical and medical leaves; facilitating the nomination process for national and internal awards and recognition; and partnering with the Vice Provost for Diversity and International Affairs to develop strategies for enhancing faculty diversity. The vice provost also serves as the provost's liaison to the Faculty Senate, and on administrative searches and reviews.
Below you will find links with more information about matters handled in our office. If you are new to the university, you may want to start with the on-line faculty handbook or the Redbook. The Redbook is the governance document of the University of Louisville and contains important information about faculty personnel policies, and the organization and governance of the academic units.
If you have questions about any of the information on this site, please contact Tracy Eells or Paula Hensel, Director of Faculty Affairs. We look forward to working with you.