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Policies and Personnel

As Vice Provost for Policies and Personnel, Dr. Miller oversees compliance with faculty personnel policies and procedures, and has responsibilities and oversight of the following:

  • Faculty personnel and academic policy issues;
  • Oversight of compliance with affirmative action and other university policies in advertising, screening, and hiring new faculty;
  • Verification and maintenance of official university files on credentials of all full and part time faculty;
  • Review and approval of affirmative action and personnel action forms;
  • Reviewing and approving credentials and payrolls for all part-time faculty;
  • Reviewing and approving extra compensation for regular full-time faculty;
  • Providing liaison and staff support for faculty continuance, promotion, and tenure, and faculty grievance committees, and appeals processes;
  • Maintaining and updating faculty tenure and promotion files;
  • Oversight of the Office of Student Publications;
  • Serving as the WKU Liaison with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
  • Serving as ex-officio liaison with the Faculty Welfare and Professional Responsibilities Committee of the University Senate;
  • Liaison with the Faculty Handbook Committee and maintaining the latest edition of the Faculty Handbook;
  • Attending meetings of the Council of Academic Deans;Advising the Provost on all matters relating to academic policy and practice;
  • Chairing the University Distinguished Professor Selection Committee;
  • Chairing the University Student Complaint Committee;
  • Advising the Provost on faculty tenure, promotion, and sabbatical applications and recommendations;

In his role as Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Miller is responsible for overseeing diversity initiatives, and continuous improvement in meeting diversity goals and objectives as established in the WKU Diversity Plan.

Richard Miller

Dr. Richard Miller

Vice Provost & Chief Diversity Officer

Phone:  (270) 745-5468

richard.c.miller@wku.edu

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 Last Modified 9/24/14