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.
Interim University Provost
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.
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 Vice President, Academic Resources
Dr. Peter Cunningham
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; and Academic Common Market,
Specialist, Space Planning
Responsibilities: Space issues
Coordinator of Academic Affairs
Phone: (615) 898-2881
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, portal management of faculty and staff web page, and assist Director of General Education.
Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, (Ret.)
Senior Advisor for Veterans and Leadership Initiatives
Phone: (615) 898-5267
Assistant to the Provost for Special Initiatives
Responsibilities: Co-director of Learning, Teaching and Innovative Technologies Center, SACSCOC reaccreditation liaison, coordinator of Academic Master Plan implementation, faculty development, strategic planning, regional initiatives and selected special projects.
Financial Management Analyst II
Assistant to the University Provost
Dr. Susan Myers-Shirk
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 Vice President for Academic Resources in all budget related functions and activities. Verification of education credentials for SACS 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.
Dr. Cheryl B. Torsney
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. Acts as Chief Diversity Officer for the University.
Director of Student Academic Ethics
Responsibilities: investigate and dispose of all academic misconduct disciplinary 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 Misconduct Committee; speak to groups about the academic misconduct process.
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