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Maintaining the excellence of Berkeley's faculty and academic staff

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The Office of the Vice Provost for the Faculty works to build and maintain Berkeley's world-class faculty and academic staff—ensuring the campus serves the public good by providing a superb education and advancing the frontiers of knowledge.

Central to maintaining the excellence of Berkeley’s faculty is fostering fair and effective personnel processes and supportive, equitable, and inclusive environments for the recruitment, success, and well-being of our faculty. The Vice Provost is responsible for academic personnel cases (such as appointments, merits, and promotions) and helps determine the allocation of new faculty positions across the campus. The Vice Provost also plays a role in the review of academic units and programs and helps to ensure that faculty conduct complies with UC policy and the expectations of our community. In partnership with the Associate Vice Provost for the Faculty, the Vice Provost has responsibilities for faculty equity and welfare and professional development. Our office also collects and analyzes data to identify areas in which the campus could benefit from new initiatives.

Victoria Plaut | Vice Provost for the Faculty