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Office of Faculty Affairs

Dr. Patrick Smith and Dr. Risa Moriarity
Patrick O. Smith, PhD, ABPP, Chief Faculty Affairs Officer, and Risa S. Moriarity, MD, FACEP, Associate Chief Faculty Affairs Officer

The mission of the Office of Faculty Affairs is to champion faculty vitality through recruitment, integration, development, and advancement across the faculty life cycle.

The Office of Faculty Affairs was established by the vice chancellor in 2009. The chief faculty affairs officer, associate chief faculty affairs officer, and staff assist institutional leaders and faculty in the development and enactment of programs and policies that advance the academic missions of teaching, research, and clinical care.

The Office of Faculty Affairs conducts its work by:

  • Facilitating dialogue, debate and communication on emerging issues and challenges to faculty;
  • Developing and implementing effective policies and strategies;
  • Fostering faculty professionalism and institutional policies and practices and career pathways;
  • Encouraging research and scholarship relevant to faculty and institutional policies and practices, including measuring and analyzing outcomes of faculty vitality; and
  • Collaborating with dean's groups, campus leaders, councils, and constituencies to create synergy that contributes to faculty vitality and a thriving institution.

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