The Office of the Provost oversees academic appointments, tenure, promotion and other faculty related matters. This website is intended to be a helpful resource for faculty, staff and students engaged in the policies and processes with regard to faculty issues.
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Thomas P. Miller, is the lead administrator in the Office of the Provost regarding matters of faculty recruitment, hiring, development and career progression. The Vice Provost works closely with University Analytics & Institutional Research and Human Resources to assess the organizational climate and identify emerging trends in resource and leadership.
Professor Miller has taught courses ranging from first-year composition to seminars in the history of rhetoric. In 1999, he received the Administrator of the Year award from the Council of Graduate and Professional Students for his work in the Writing Program. He also received the MLA's Mina Shaugnessy Award in 1998 for the first volume of his history of college English studies, The Formation of College English: Rhetoric and Belles Lettres in the British Cultural Provinces. The second volume, The Evolution of College English: Literacy Studies from the Puritans to the Postmoderns, was published in 2011. In 2012, he received the Vision Award from the Commission on the Status of Women, in 2013 he received a Humanities Seminars Teaching Award, and in 2014 he received the Eugene Sander Award for Advocacy and Shared Governance from the Appointed Professional Advisory Council for his contributions to strengthening collaborative leadership at the University of Arizona.