Christine Siegel, PhD, became Fairfield University’s provost in July, 2018. Dr. Siegel joined the Fairfield University faculty in 2005 as an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions (GSEAP). Granted tenure and promoted to associate professor in 2008, she assumed increasingly significant administrative responsibilities at the University, including GSEAP associate dean and associate vice president, before being named vice provost. As vice provost, Dr. Siegel contributed significantly to writing the University’s strategic plan, establishing frameworks for student learning assessment, and advancing inclusive excellence initiatives.
When Dr. Siegel was named interim provost in January, 2017, she assumed leadership for the Academic Division, working directly with the academic deans and faculty governance committees. In this role, her vision was instrumental in leading a number of significant initiatives, including hiring key academic personnel, reshaping the role of Fairfield’s academic centers, enhancing classroom technology resources, leading a successful accreditation process, revising the core curriculum, and refreshing the Honors Program.
Dr. Siegel earned a PhD in educational psychology and statistics in 1998 from State University of New York at Albany. A licensed psychologist, she worked in a variety of K-12 educational settings prior to transitioning to higher education. Her academic expertise in developmental psychology, learning theory, and educational assessment supports her scholarly work on teaching and learning, which has yielded numerous publications and professional conference presentations. Based on the recommendation of Fairfield’s Committee on Rank and Tenure following a 2018 review of her accomplishments, Dr. Siegel was granted the rank of professor.
The Office of the Provost has, as its primary responsibility, oversight of the entire academic enterprise, including the University’s four schools and the college, continuing and professional studies, international programs, and student support services, as well as, the library, university museums and the registrar. The Office of the Provost ensures the educational mission of the University through a commitment to intellectual excellence, Ignatian pedagogical principles and a Jesuit commitment to social justice.
Christine Siegel, PhD
Mark Ligas, PhD
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Excellence
Walter Rankin, PhD
Vice Provost for Graduate, Continuing and Professional Studies
Mary Frances A. H. Malone, PhD
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Jocelyn Boryczka, PhD
Associate Vice Provost for Scholarly, Creative and Community Engagement
Associate Vice Provost for Innovation and Effectiveness
Associate Vice Provost for Global Strategy
Susan LaFrance, MBA, MSW
Executive Director of Academic Budgets
Assistant to the Provost
University Inauguration Faculty Symposium - Conversation with President Mark R. Nemec, PhD | October 19, 2017
Fairfield University’s ninth President, Mark R. Nemec, PhD, discusses “Stewarding the Modern University: History, Context, and Consideration” and hears from faculty members share their experiences as teacher scholars.
The undergraduate, graduate, and co-curricular programs at Fairfield University aim to produce students who are committed to academic excellence, who are integrative thinkers, and who are instilled with a sense of civic and/or social responsibility. Below are Fairfield University’s Institutional Learning Goals with measureable outcomes. These were drawn from our University Mission Statement and expanded by the University Assessment Committee with membership across all five academic units and student affairs.
The University Assessment Committee meets bi-monthly to explore assessment processes across the University. In the coming years, new assessment practices will be developed by this committee to broaden our University wide assessment initiatives.
Fairfield University’s primary objective is to develop the creative intellectual potential of its students.
Measurable Learning Outcomes
A Fairfield University education is a liberal education, characterized by depth and breadth within or across academic disciplines.
Measurable Learning Outcomess
Fairfield University maintains the Jesuit belief that academic achievement brings with it a responsibility to act for the betterment of others.
Measurable Learning Outcomes
The fast-paced and globally interconnected world that unfolds before us is asking use to recreate and reimagine our institution if we are to remain true to our mission – to transform the world for the better through education.
We are introducing the following incentives in calendar year 2015-16.
Faculty and Staff Incentives
President’s Annual Innovation Award for Faculty and Staff: There will be 10 awards for $5000 each that recognize innovations that either generate additional revenue for the University or decrease expenses.
More details on the annual innovation award will be forthcoming.