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Support for Faculty Excellence

The excellence of our faculty is critical to Northwestern University’s position as one of the top research and teaching universities in the nation and the world. Under former Provost Daniel Linzer and in collaboration with the Deans and Executive Vice President Nim Chinniah, we launched the Provost’s Initiative in Support for Faculty Excellence in 2015 to heighten the success of our faculty and to enhance the environments in which they are empowered to do their best work. Three key aspects of the Initiative were salaries, resources, and services; diversity and inclusion; and work/family and community intersections.

Phase I of the Initiative was completed in May 2017 under the leadership of former Provost Linzer and the Faculty Advisory Committee. A central part of this initiative was the 2015 Faculty Perspectives Survey. We also conducted a faculty salary gender equity study, the results of which are found in Faculty Perspectives Survey Report II. More information and links to the survey reports and 2017 updates can be found HERE (access is restricted to faculty and staff with a valid NetID).

Future directions in support of faculty excellence at Northwestern University –Phase II-- will be guided by Provost Jonathan Holloway’s vision and leadership. Northwestern is committed to fostering outstanding faculty teaching, scholarship, and creative work and to providing support for faculty excellence across the university.

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