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Archive of posts filed under the provost category.

Dr. Justin Perry Appointed as Dean of the School of Education

Justin Perry, Ph.D., has been appointed Dean of the School of Education and Ewing Marion Kauffman/Missouri Endowed Education Chair, and Professor of Counseling and Educational Psychology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The announcement was made by Dr. Barbara Bichelmeyer, Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor for UMKC, on March 30, 2016. Dr. Perry is currently […]

Provost Bichelmeyer Welcomes New Students at the UMKC 2015 Convocation

The following is an excerpt from the address delivered by Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Barbara A. Bichelmeyer, Ph.D., at UMKC’s 2015 Convocation, the official kickoff of the UMKC experience for new students. Carol Dweck, a world-renowned psychologist from Stanford University, has spent her career studying the factors that influence achievement and success. In the […]

Presentations with the Provost Finalists

Four finalists have been identified as candidates to become the next UMKC Provost, the chief academic officer of the university. Dr. Lawrence Dreyfus, Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development and chair of the provost search committee, announced opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to meet the finalists.  The candidates and their dates of visit […]

An Invitation to Provost “Listening Sessions”

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend an all-campus “Listening Session” to discuss the search for the next UMKC Provost. Three identical sessions will be held, two on the Volker Campus and one on Hospital Hill. Chancellor Leo Morton will be joined by representatives of the Search Committee who will be on hand to […]

Provost’s Comments on Budget and Salaries

I hope everyone by now has settled into the semester and it is going well.  I would love to be able to deliver an extremely positive message about our budget situation; I cannot, but I can honestly deliver a slightly positive message.  Some additional state funds are forthcoming but the revenues coming to us are […]

Update on UMKC’s Response to the COACHE Survey (Workplace Satisfaction) Results

Dear Colleagues, One of my overarching priorities is to foster a workplace that is valued by our faculty, students, and staff.  There is no doubting that the pressures of an academic career are significant – especially during periods of constraint such as those as we have experienced in recent times. Nonetheless it is important that […]

Promotion and Tenure Celebration September 11, 2013

Save the date!  The Promotion and Tenure Celebration will be held in the Student Union Room 401 on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m in the Student Union, Room 401.  Chancellor Leo Morton, Provost Gail Hackett, and Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs Denis Medeiros will be hosting the event.  Faculty, staff, […]

Cancilla Appointed as Vice Provost for Online and Distance Learning

UMKC has chosen Devon A. Cancilla, Ph.D., as Vice Provost for Online and Distance Learning.  Cancilla has served as Dean, Business and Informatics, at American Sentinel University; and Director, Scientific Technical Services at Western Washington University, where he led the development of WWU’s Integrated Laboratory Network.  He attended the University of Iowa, where he earned […]

Wood Appointed as Coordinator of Writing Assessment

Henrietta Rix Wood has been named Coordinator of Writing Assessment, a dual appointment position with her promotion to Assistant Teaching Professor of English.  She will be working closelywith Assistant Vice Provost for Assessment Nathan Lindsay to design and implement the RooWriter writing assessment that will be introduced in August 2013 and will replace the Written English […]

Assessable Roo Newsletter March, 2013

Dan Stroud and I are pleased to share with you Issue 1 of Volume 2 of our Assessable Roo Newsletter.  Featured writers for this issue include Marion Stone, who writes about a number of innovative assessment practices in Academic Support and Mentoring, and Gayle Levy, who describes her excellent work to initiate the assessment of […]