I am very pleased to announce that Eleni Litt has been promoted to the role of Assistant Provost for Faculty Affairs. In this new role she will coordinate all activities of the University Promotions and Review Committee (UPRC) working closely with the chair of that committee, Jay Bernstein. In close collaboration and consultation with the divisions, she will continue the development of university-wide guidelines for promotion and review of faculty, ensuring that division-specific policies and procedures regarding promotions and reviews align with general principles outlined in university-wide guidelines. Working closely with colleagues across the university, she will also ensure that policies and procedures regarding promotion and review are consistent with the spirit and letter of the Fulltime Faculty Handbook. In this new role, Eleni will be reporting to Bryna Sanger.
This promotion for Eleni comes as part of our restructuring of the Provost Office, and is also appropriate to recognize Eleni’s exceptional contribution to the Provost’s Office during the past three years. She joined the staff in 2006 as Director of Academic Support (which includes serving as Director of the University Writing Center) and within a month of her arrival she also took on the role of Director of Faculty Development. During this time, she developed and taught the University Pedagogy Seminar for newly appointed graduate student teaching assistants and teaching fellows; increased student usage of the University Writing Center; and worked closely with individual faculty preparing dossiers for review and promotion. She also chaired the faculty committee that selects the Distinguished University Teaching Award and serves on numerous university committees.
Eleni has a PhD in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA in Art History from Reed College. She has recently completed a Certificate in Fine Arts from Parsons The New School for Design.
Please join us in congratulating Eleni in this well deserved promotion and in welcoming her to this new role.
We will be making a decision about leadership for the University Writing Center and communicating about that soon.