Elizabeth Simmons, the dean of Michigan State University’s Lyman Briggs College, has been appointed associate provost for faculty and academic staff development.
In this new role, she will provide leadership for the newly formed Academic Advancement Network.
The AAN will work with MSU faculty, academic staff and administrators as they join the university, establish professional objectives and move through various stages of review, promotion and growth.
Building on the foundations established by its predecessor, the Office of Faculty and Organizational Development, the AAN is a new model organized around four nodes, each covering a topic crucial to the ongoing career development of faculty, administrators and academic staff. Diversity, inclusion, access, and engagement are infused throughout the network and its programs.
Each node is led by a senior MSU faculty member:
During the 2013-14 academic year, she was an American Council on Education Fellow in the provost’s office at Yale University. She was the recipient of the 2013 Robert F. Banks Award for Institutional Leadership, and also served as acting dean of MSU’s College of Arts and Letters from 2014-15.
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SOURCE: MSU Today