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The Provost Office provides different types of professional development and training opportunities for faculty and staff.

Faculty Success

Faculty members play an essential role in student success, and their creation, dissemination, and preservation of knowledge through scholarship, research, and creative expression are valuable to our campus community. Explore the Faculty Success webpage for information on specific programming Illinois State University offers to support faculty to thrive in teaching, research, and service.

Learn more about Staff Success in Academic Affairs.


    COACHE is a collaboration of colleges and universities committed to gathering the peer diagnostic and comparative data academic administrators need to recruit, retain, and develop faculty members. ISU partnered with COACHE to administer a survey specially designed for full-time faculty like you to provide information about your experience at our institution. Learn more about this initiative.

  • Faculty Diversity Enhancement Program

    The Faculty Diversity Enhancement Program (FDEP) is designed to attract candidates who advance our commitment to fostering an inclusive environment. The goal of FDEP is to enrich student experiences by increasing faculty members who have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and access in teaching scholarship, and service.

  • Framework for Inclusive Teaching Excellence

    The Framework for Inclusive Teaching Excellence (FITE) is Illinois State University’s signature pedagogy, and it outlines institutional values and priorities for high-quality teaching. Learn more about how it was developed.

  • Framework for Inclusive Support and Service Excellence

    The Framework for Inclusive Support and Service Excellence (FISSE) was developed to help plan and organize professional development (PD) for staff in Academic Affairs with an equity, diversity, and inclusion lens.

  • GROWTH Change Team

    The GROWTH Change Team is a University-wide structure for college-specific professional development aligned to the Framework for Inclusive Teaching Excellence.

  • National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

    Claim your free membership to get a number of resources for research, teaching, and general motivation.

  • University Faculty Success Network

    Join the success network and participate in programming to support teaching, scholarship, and person/well-being development

  • Center for Integrated Professional Development

    Learn more about professional development opportunities based on evidence-based approaches for teaching to support student success.

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Staff Success in Academic Affairs

During Spring 2022, Illinois State University administered a Staff Success Survey to all staff - Academic Affairs, Athletics, Finance and Planning, President’s area, Student Affairs, and University Advancement. The overall response rate was approximately 57 percent, with strong representation from all six divisions. The survey included questions that gauged staff sentiment on Job Satisfaction, Performance and Feedback, Department Engagement, Work Climate, Workload, Professional Development, Employee Recognition, Overall Satisfaction, Remote Work, and Future Employment Plans.

Taskforce members include:

  • Tamekia Bailey, Program Director, Applied Science & Technology
  • Eric Boerngen, Coordinator of Research Graduate Programs, Research and Sponsored Programs
  • Corey Burgess, Program Coordinator, University College
  • Chelley Jackson, Associate Director, Financial Aid
  • Stacy Ramsey, Associate Director, Enrollment Management, Office of the Provost
  • Ryan Smith, Director, University Assessment
  • Heidi Verticchio, Director, Speech and Hearing Clinic
  • Wouter Van Alebeek, Interim Director of Academic Programs

The Academic Affairs Staff Success Workgroup has identified top priorities to focus our attention based on reoccurring themes: Job responsibilities, work-life balance, job performance/evaluation feedback, recognition, and compensation. This Academic Affairs Staff Success Workgroup is continuing to review survey results to establish recommendations of action plans. One recommendation would be to initiate a cross-divisional taskforce to minimize siloed university-wide initiatives.