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 Professor German and Film and Media Studies. Sunka 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.
K. David Harrison
Associate Provost for Educational Programs
Associate Provost for Educational Programs and Professor of Linguistics. With the Office of Institutional Research, David works on programs for the assessment of student learning and coordinates reviews of academic departments and interdisciplinary programs. He provides administrative support for the Curriculum Committee, supports the work of the Provost on CEP, and coordinates reviews of Swarthmore-sponsored off-campus study programs. He organizes faculty programming in pedagogy and curriculum mapping, and plans faculty lunch talks and lectures. In the Linguistics Department, David teaches courses in language diversity, endangerment, and documentation, and conducts field research in Micronesia and Vanuatu.
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.
Special Assistant to the Provost, Administration & Divisional Programs
Kim supports the Provost with the administration of the academic area and related divisional programs. She provides budgetary oversight for academic area operational budgets and restricted funds, conducts research and analysis for special projects, provides project management for technical initiatives, and liaises with other offices to streamline business operations of the academic area. In collaboration with faculty directors and chairs, Kim also manages divisional programs, overseeing budgets and developing policies and procedures related to these programs. Kim holds a PhD in Educational Psychology.
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.