Christine Siegel, PhD, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, assumed the role of Interim Provost on Jan. 1. 2017. Dr. Siegel joined the Fairfield University faculty in 2005 as an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions. Since her tenure and promotion to Associate Professor in 2008, Dr. Siegel has assumed increasing administrative responsibilities at the University, serving as GSEAP’s Associate Dean and University Consultant for Assessment. Following completion of her PhD in Educational Psychology and Statistics in 1998, Dr. Siegel worked extensively in the K-12 setting as a psychologist and school administrator. She has taken the lead on a number of important initiatives at Fairfield, the most recent of which include revision of the core curriculum, promotion of inclusive excellence through campus climate assessment and diversity projects, and innovation in teaching and learning through re-structuring the CAE and increasing access to technology in our classrooms. Dr. Siegel was instrumental in writing the University’s strategic plan and establishing frameworks for student learning assessment. As Interim Provost, Dr. Siegel assumed leadership for the Academic Division working directly with the Academic Deans and faculty governance committees.
The Academic Division houses educational and cultural components of the University, including the four schools and the college, the University Registrar, Disability Services, Office of Academic and Career Development, the Study Abroad Program, the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Trio Program, DiMenna-Nyselius Library, the Bellarmine Museum of Art, several Academic Centers, including the Center for Academic Excellence. The division embodies 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
Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Donald Gibson, PhD
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Walter Rankin, PhD
Vice Provost for Continuing and Professional Studies
Mary Frances A. H. Malone, PhD
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Susan LaFrance, MBA, MSW
Sponsored Programs/Government Relations
Director of Academic Budgets and Operations
Rev. Michael Fahey, S.J.
Scholar in Residence
Assistant to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
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.