About the Office
The Office of the University Provost is located in rooms 110 and 111 of the Cope Administration Building. Our regular office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The main office phone number is 615-898-2880.
Specialist, Academic Resources
Responsibilities: Preparation of Fall and Spring term Faculty Cohort reports. Preparation of the Administrative Staff and Full-Time Faculty List book for publication each Fall. Preparation and submission of CUPA faculty reporting each Fall. Banner data entry and verification of faculty credentials for reporting, University Catalog, etc. Primary liaison between Academic Affairs and Information Technology as it relates to administrative software.
Director of Academic Integrity
Responsibilities: investigate and dispose of all academic integrity matters involving MTSU students per protocol; provide support services and establish lines of communication with University offices; serve as an ex-officio member of University committees; schedule hearings and train MTSU’s Academic Integrity Committee; speak to groups about the academic misconduct process.
Mitzi T. Brandon, M.S.
Responsibilities: manage and maintain content of the online undergraduate and graduate catalogs and oversee approved catalog changes; ensure data integrity related to undergraduate, graduate, and TN eCampus curriculum; work with University Curriculum Committee and the Graduate Council to incorporate curricular changes and advise on approval process including implementation dates.
Assistant Vice Provost, Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Research
Jones Hall, Room 200
Associate Provost for Academic Administration and Resources
Peter Cunningham, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Academic Programs
Responsibilities: Academic program development, approval, and management; academic policy development and implementation; curricular initiatives; general education; transfer and articulation issues.
Manager, Academic Space Planning
Responsibilities: Space issues
Coordinator of Academic Affairs
Responsibilities: Administrative assistant to the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, grade appeals, international travel authorization, subscriptions and memberships approval processing, oversee faculty grant award budgets, Curriculum Committee paperwork processing, and assist Director of General Education.
Mary Hoffschwelle, Ph.D.
Responsibilities: SACSCOC reaccreditation liaison, coordinator of Academic Master Plan implementation, faculty development, strategic planning, regional initiatives, and selected special projects.
Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, (Ret.)
Senior Advisor for Veterans and Leadership Initiatives
Financial Management Analyst II
Assistant to the University Provost
Susan Myers-Shirk, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Academic Events
Responsibilities: Commencement, New Faculty Orientation, Foundation Awards & Fall Faculty Meeting, Promotion & Tenure Reception, Retirement Reception, SACSCOC Conferences, Administrative Searches coordinator/support.
Financial Management Analyst II
Responsibilities: Provides assistance to the Associate Provost for Academic Administration and Resources in all budget related functions and activities. Verification of education credentials for SACSCOC for all adjuncts teaching each semester, maintenance of all adjunct faculty files and verification of pay instruments. Maintains online SACSCOC faculty roster, creates departmental staffing assessments, and monitors position budgets.
Specialist, Faculty Recruitment and Immigration
Responsibilities: Administer faculty work flow through the MTSU online employment system to include electronic and paper work flow for all levels of faculty searches including recruitment plans, advertisements, candidate rating instruments, salary recommendations, verification of credentials for accreditation body requirements, and preparation of employment contract.
Cheryl B. Torsney, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Responsibilities: All matters dealing with the faculty, including tenure and promotion; faculty and instructional development; academic integrity; faculty orientation and development; faculty awards and recognition; academic policy development and implementation; commencement and related activities; faculty and student concerns; and academic initiatives for the University Provost. Co-director of Learning, Teaching and Innovative Technologies Center. Acts as Chief Diversity Officer for the University.
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