Provost's Office Staff
The Provost is the chief academic officer of the college and is responsible for the faculty and the curriculum. All academic departments report to the Provost, as do academic support departments including the Library and Information Technology Services, and athletics.
Associate Provost for Faculty Development
Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Outreach and Associate Professor of Art History. Patricia is the liaison between the Provost's Office and the Institute for the Liberal Arts, serving as Chair of the steering committee. In addition, she is responsible for faculty lunches and lectures, new faculty orientation, and diversity and inclusion programming for faculty. She also manages the process for selecting the Cornell visiting professor, organizes faculty reading/writing groups, and serves as a liaison to the Center for Leadership and Innovation.
Associate Provost for Educational Programs
Associate Provost for Educational Programs and Curriculum Support and Associate Professor of Computer Science. With the Office of Institutional Research, Rich leads the programs for the assessment of student learning and coordinates the external reviews of academic departments and the internal reviews of interdisciplinary programs. He provides administrative support for the Curriculum Committee, supports the work of the Provost on CEP, coordinates reviews of Swarthmore-sponsored off-campus study programs and organizes faculty programming in teaching and learning.
Executive Assistant to the Provost
The Executive Assistant to the Provost supports the work of the Provost in a variety of areas, including oversight of the operating budgets related to academics, management of faculty employment records and payroll, records of faculty meetings, and the assignment of faculty housing.
Robin Huntington Shores
Director of Institutional Research
Office: 259 — West Parrish Hall
In addition to her primary responsibilities, one-third of the Director of Institutional Research's time is dedicated to guiding faculty efforts to assess student learning. Her goal and charge is to help the faculty find ways to conduct meaningful assessments that are consistent with Swarthmore's culture, that support teaching and scholarship, and that ensure the College meets the standards of external agencies.
Institutional Review Board and Research Compliance Manager