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TAMARA THATCHER JOINS THE DEAN'S OFFICE


(posted November 20, 2014)
Tamara Thatcher recently joined our office as Assistant Dean of the Faculty. In this role, Tamara will have primary responsibility for monitoring and managing the University’s teaching budget and will represent our office in conversations related to the teaching budget. She will review all lecturer and visitor appointments and reappointments prior to approval; manage the faculty leave process; and work to ensure faculty assignments are accurately recorded in the University’s Labor Accounting system. In addition, she will manage the University’s assistants-in-instruction budget, working with administrative and academic offices to see that resources are employed effectively and efficiently. Many may know Tamara already from previous positions in the Humanities Council and Psychology. Please join us in welcoming Tamara to our office.

DEBORAH PRENTICE SELECTED AS DEAN OF THE FACULTY

(posted June 26, 2014)
Deborah Prentice, Princeton's Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs and chair of the Department of Psychology, will become dean of the faculty on July 1.
Read in Princeton University News

KUETE GAYIBOR TO JOIN THE DEAN'S OFFICE

(posted May 21, 2014)
We are very pleased to announce that Kuete Gayibor will join our office as an Analyst starting June 1, 2014.  For the last six years, Kuete has been working as a Financial Assistant in the Department of Politics.  Prior to that time, he was Faculty Service Representative at the University of Nebraska.  He received his B.S. from the Universite du Benin, Togo, and his M.B.A. from Bellevue University, Nebraska.  He is bilingual in English and French.
Please join us in welcoming Kuete to our office.

XUAN (CLAIRE) HU TO JOIN THE DEAN'S OFFICE

(posted September 23, 2013)
We are very pleased to announce that Xuan (Claire) Hu will be joining our office as International Appointments Manager. Claire received her B.A. from Minzu University of China, and her Master of Accountancy from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  She is joining us from Deloitte Tax LLP in Milwaukee where she was a Tax Consultant.  Claire is fluent in Chinese and has conversational French capability.

Claire will be physically located at the Davis Center and will report to Associate Dean Mary Baum.  Among other responsibilities, she will provide guidance to academic departments on hiring local nationals outside the United States, and will develop relevant training and resource materials for academic managers and others to provide guidance through all stages of the international hiring process.  She will help our office ensure that searches conform to Princeton’s requirements and international requirements and that we have the appropriate documentation and information for appointment letters. She will also work with our office, HR and the Davis Center to develop, coordinate and deliver regular orientation sessions for all newly-hired postdoctoral and other research staff members, both international and domestic.  She will negotiate international institutional payment arrangements with candidates’ home institutions or sponsoring institutions and will negotiate agreements or contracts with them in coordination with the General Counsel’s office and the Vice Provost for International Initiatives.

ANA MAILYAN JOINS THE DEAN'S OFFICE

(posted: March 7, 2013)
Please join us in welcoming Ana Mailyan to our office as Senior Systems Manager. Ana reports directly to the Dean of the Faculty and is a key member of the senior staff. Ana joins us from the Office of the Registrar where she was Web Applications Developer. She also worked in OIT as Web Development Services Developer. Prior to joining Princeton, Ana was a Web Architect at the University of Alaska. Ana has an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Alaska, and an M.S. in Physics from Yerevan State University, Armenia.

Coinciding with Ana’s beginning in our office is the end of an era with Kris Miller’s retirement from the University after 33 years of extraordinary service, 29 of which were in the Office of the Dean of the Faculty. I am sure you will join all of us in wishing Kris all good fortune as she starts her next great adventure.

MARIE BASSO TO JOIN THE DEAN'S OFFICE

(posted September 6, 2012)
We are pleased to announce that Marie Basso will be joining our office as Admininstrative Assistant and will be working with both associate deans Toni Turano and Mary Baum on faculty matters.

Marie comes to us from Temple University’s Center for Biotechnology where she was Senior Administrator for the Sbarro Health Research Organization Biotechnology Center.  In this capacity she coordinated all administrative aspects of the center, including the recruitment and appointment of its faculty.  Prior to Temple, she held positions at Jefferson Medical College and the University of Siena Medical School.  Marie is fluent in Italian and has a B.A. from Haverford College.

Please join us in welcoming Marie to our office. Marie will begin her new role in our office effective Monday, September 24, 2012. You can contact Marie by email at mbasso@princeton.edu or by phone at extension 8-3096 after that date.

OPEN ACCESS POLICY

(posted October 18, 2011)
Last fall the Dean of the Faculty appointed an ad hoc faculty committee, comprised of faculty from all four divisions of the University, to study the question of open access to faculty publications.  Based on the work of this committee, the faculty approved an “open access” policy at the first Faculty meeting of the new academic year.  The policy is intended to make the faculty’s scholarly articles, published in journals and conference proceedings, available to a wider audience. We want to thank the committee, particularly its chair, Andrew Appel, for its work on this important issue.  For further information and to read the committee’s report at http://www.princeton.edu/dof/policies/publ/fac/open-access-policy/.
If you have any questions or concerns about the new policy, please contact the Dean of the Faculty’s office at dofopenaccess@princeton.edu.

NEW CLERK OF THE FACULTY APPOINTED


Olga Hasty
(posted June 6, 2011)
We are pleased to announce that Olga Peters Hasty, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, will assume the duties of the Clerk of the Faculty effective July 1, 2011. Olga joined our faculty in 1993 as an assistant professor. Her scholarship and teaching focuses on Russian poets of the 19th century and modernist period. You may contact Olga by email at hasty@princeton.edu or by phone at extension 8-4734.
 
We also wish to take this opportunity to thank Professor Ellen Chances for her many years of service as Clerk. Ellen first took on this role in the 1999-2000 academic year and has done an excellent job for the past 12 years. Among the innovations introduced during Ellen’s watch was the automation of the faculty committee elections to electronic form. We are all deeply grateful for her significant efforts on behalf of the University.
 

JENA DILLON TO JOIN THE DEAN'S OFFICE


Jena Dillon
(posted May 31, 2011)
We are pleased to announce that Jena Dillon will be joining our office as Assistant Dean of the Faculty.
 
Jena comes to us from the Treasurer's Office where she has served as a budget analyst. In her role as assistant dean, Jena will be working with associate deansToni Turano and Mary Baum to monitor and manage the University’s teaching budget. She will also manage the University’s assistant-in-instruction budget to ensure that university resources are employed effectively and efficiently. She will review all lecturer and visitor appointments and reappointments, and she will work with Toni and Mary to ensure that faculty appointments are accurately recorded in the Labor Accounting system. Based on historical data, she will prepare longer range projections about various budgets managed by our office. In addition, she will oversee faculty leave requests, workload relief requests, the process of selecting and appointing Visiting Professors for Distinguished Teaching, and the appointment and reappointment of faculty members to centers, programs, and institutes.
 
Please join us in welcoming Jena to our office. Jena will begin her new role in our office effective Wednesday, June 15, 2011. You can contact Jena by email at jenad@princeton.edu or by phone at extension 8-3022.

JENNIFER WIDDIS PROMOTED TO ASSISTANT DEAN OF THE FACULTY

(Posted November 24, 2010)
We are delighted to announce the promotion of Jennifer Widdis to Assistant Dean of the Faculty, retroactively effective September 1, 2010. In her expanded role, Jennifer will continue to work with Associate Dean Sandy Johnson. In addition to her current assignments, Dean Widdis will take lead responsibility for the approval of all start-ups for authorized searches, approval of the financial portion of retention agreements, approval of Dean of the Faculty start-ups for junior faculty and the administration of financial policies such as the credit card policy for Dean of the Faculty appointments. Jennifer has held the position of Analyst in the Office of the Dean of the Faculty since July 2, 2007. This promotion recognizes her increased level of responsibility and contributions to the Office. Jennifer has a wealth of experience in higher education both at Princeton and at other institutions. Prior to her appointment in the office of the Dean of the Faculty, she served as the Business Manager in the Department of Computer Science for six years. Prior to that she was manager of Accounting Operations for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and prior to that Assistant Director of Administration for Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland.
 
Please join us in congratulating Jennifer on her expanded role in the Office of the Dean of the Faculty. Her contact information remains unchanged (extension 8-3023 or by email at jwiddis@princeton.edu).

JUNE EIGE PROMOTED TO RESEARCHER AND SPECIALIST APPOINTMENT COORDINATOR

(posted November 24, 2010)
We are delighted to announce that June Eige has been promoted to Researcher and Specialist Appointment Coordinator in our office, effective September 1, 2010. In this role, June will continue to work with associate dean Mary Baum and with academic department and program administrators to focus on matters relating to the appointments of our professional researchers and specialists. June began her career at Princeton working in Human Resources, and has been with the Dean of the Faculty’s office since 2003. This promotion is in recognition of her role in working with academic administrators on the complex appointments of our rapidly expanding population of academic professionals, from the posting of searches to the appointment, salary, and promotion review processes.
 
Please join us in congratulating June on this well-deserved promotion. Her contact information (juneeige@princeton.edu; 8-3156) remains unchanged.

KATE NOLAN TO JOIN THE DEAN'S OFFICE

(posted March 8, 2010)
We are pleased to announce that effective Monday, March 15th, Kate Nolan will be joining our office. Kate will be providing front office support working directly with Dean Dobkin and Sandra Gillette and she will be providing assistance to the Clerk of the Faculty.

Kate returned to New Jersey in 2008, after working for two years at Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems as an administrative assistant in the department of radiology. She also worked for 10 years at Novadebt in Freehold, New Jersey, and, most recently, Hotfoil-EHS in Hamilton.

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Kate. She will be located in our Nassau Hall main office on the first floor in Room 9 and may be reached directly at extension 8-3021 or by email at kn@princeton.edu.

YOUR SELF-SERVICE INFORMATION – NEW SECURITY THROUGH PUACCESS!

Posted: July 23, 2009
Many faculty members have asked for more robust security protection of their data in the PeopleSoft online systems.  We’re pleased to report that in a few days this will become a reality.  Protecting the confidentiality of everyone’s personal, benefits, and payroll information is of the highest importance to all of us at the University.

Starting Monday, July 27th, when you login to any of the PeopleSoft Self-Service applications you use to view or update either student-related or your own personal data, you will see the new PUaccess program which allows you to to set up a bank-like security login to safeguard access to your data.  You will need to follow a few steps, which should only take about 10 minutes, to create your security profile.  During the set up process, you will need to reset your password, select a personal image/phrase, and select and answer three security questions.

Your PUaccess security profile will become mandatory on September 15th for access to any of the Self-Service sites, including eBenefits.  Please take a few minutes before that date to set up your security profile.  To get started, you can find help at www.princeton.edu/puaccess or you may contact the OIT HelpDesk (phone: 8-HELP; email: helpdesk@princeton.edu) to chat with an expert.

MEGAN McCOURT PROMOTED TO ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

(posted 4/13/2009)
We are very pleased to announce that Megan McCourt has accepted the position of administrative assistant in our office. In this new role, Megan will work on faculty matters with Associate Deans Toni Turano and Mary Baum.
 
Megan will begin this new assignment effective Thursday, April 16, 2009. You can still contact Megan by email at mccourt@princeton.edu, however, she will now be located in 201 Nassau Hall at extension 8-3096.

STEPHANIE COOKE JOINS THE DEAN'S OFFICE

(posted September 5, 2008)
We are pleased to announce that Stephanie Cooke has joined our office. Stephanie will be working with Kris Miller and Nita Cherry and, among other duties, provide data management support for the PeopleSoft HCM database as well as be our personnel file manager for our faculty and academic professional staff records.
 
Stephanie comes to us with previous experience in our Treasurer's Office where she worked from 1982-1995.  Since then she has taken time off to raise her family and, more recently, been working part-time in a variety of different positions.  She is eager to rejoin the Princeton University community and restart her career here with us.  
 
Please join us in extending a very warm welcome to Stephanie. Her office is in Room 304 Nassau Hall and she may be reached directly at extension 8-2942 or by email at scooke@princeton.edu.

MEGAN McCOURT JOINS THE DEAN'S OFFICE

(posted January 7, 2008)
We are pleased to announce that Megan Dirkmaat McCourt joined our office staff on December 3, 2007. Megan is working with Sandra Gillette and Dean David Dobkin and is located in Room 9 Nassau Hall. Some of you may have already made Megan’s acquaintance when she worked in our office during the spring term of 2007. Megan earned her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and her M.Ed. from the University of Washington. She recently retired from the United States Rowing Team, where she was a Silver Medalist in the 2004 Olympics and a 2007 World Champion. In addition to her rowing experience, Megan has been involved in community relations, event management, and teaching.

Please join us in welcoming Megan to 9 Nassau Hall. You may contact her directly at extension 8-3021 or by email at mccourt@princeton.edu.

REVISIONS TO LEARNED SOCIETY AND FACULTY COMPUTER PROGRAMS

(Posted November 29, 2007)
We are pleased to inform you that Princeton University’s Learned Society Travel and Faculty Computer Programs are now available to professional researchers who hold the ranks of Senior Research Scholar and Research Scholar.

Information about the Learned Society Travel program can be found on our website by clicking on the following link for the Learned Society Travel Fund. Questions about this program can be addressed to Associate Dean Sandy Johnson (sandyj@princeton.edu; 8-5230) or to Jennifer Widdis (jwiddis@princeton.edu; 8-3023).

Information about the Faculty Computer Program can be found on the OIT website at: http://www.princeton.edu/fcp. Please contact your department/program administrator for access to this website and the OIT Help Desk (choose option #3) for more information.

Reminder: Research Scholars and Senior Research Scholars are also eligible to use the Princeton University Library’s Article Express service. Please link to http://libapdl380.princeton.edu/illiad/ to register or to request an article.

MARY BAUM JOINS THE DEAN'S OFFICE

(Posted: September 11, 2006)
We are delighted to announce that Mary Baum has joined our office as Associate Dean of the Faculty as of September 5, 2006. In her new role, Mary will work with David Dobkin and Toni Turano on the administration of the academic enterprise. She will have direct responsibility for departments in the natural sciences and engineering, while Toni focuses on departments in the humanities and social sciences. As a team, David, Toni, and Mary will work to expand the functions of this office.

Mary is a long-term member of the Princeton community having earned her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from our Chemistry Department. She has been a member of the University administration since 1994, serving most recently as the Director of Leadership Gifts in the Office of Development. She previously was Director of the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations.

Please join us in welcoming Mary. You may contact her directly at extension 8-4793 or by email at mbaum@princeton.edu.

FAMILY-FRIENDLY POLICIES AND PROGRAMS FOR PRINCETON FACULTY

(Posted: March 9, 2006)
A new online brochure is now available which identifies and describes the current family friendly policies available to members of the Faculty of Princeton University.

To access this information, please click here on the link for Family Friendly Policies.

REPORT ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN FACULTY IN THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY IS NOW AVAILABLE

(Posted: October 3, 2005)
Now available online is the report on The Status of Women Faculty in the Humanities and Social Sciences at Princeton which parallels the report on The Status of Women Faculty in the Natural Sciences and Engineering that was issued in September 2003. The order of the topics and the time periods covered are identical in the two reports, in order to make it easer to think about the two reports in tandem. This new report describes the situation of tenure-track women faculty in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Questions about the report or its appendices may be directed to Joan Girgus in the Office of the Dean of the Faculty.

REVISION TO THE RULES & PROCEDURES OF THE FACULTY FOR EXTENSION OF TERM FOR ASSISTANT PROFESSORS BECAUSE OF CHILDBIRTH AND/OR ADOPTION

(Posted: May 17, 2005)
As part of our continuing efforts to ensure that Princeton is a family friendly institution, the rules regarding what is allowable for extensions of term for assistant professors due to childbirth and/or adoption have been revised. This revision was approved by the Faculty Advisory Committee on Policy as well as by the members of the faculty at the Faculty Meeting held on May 16, 2005.

The revision (1) makes automatic the granting of extensions for reasons of childbirth and/or adoption upon notification of the Dean of the Faculty; (2) sets no limit on the number of extensions that are granted other than the extensions are automatically granted on the basis of one per child; and (3) specifies that these extensions may be added to either term.  For more detail and to review the change made in the Rules & Procedures of the Faculty, please link to Chapter IV.C, and scroll down to paragraph #6.

SABBATICAL LEAVES FOR SENIOR LECTURERS

(Posted: April 27, 2005)
The initiative to provide senior lecturers with the opportunity of taking a leave for scholarship was funded by the Priorities Committee in 2001 and allows the granting, on a University-wide basis, of one-semester merit-based sabbatical leaves for senior lecturers.

For more detailed information about this initiative, including eligibility and the application process, please click on the following link: Sabbatical Leaves for Senior Lecturers.

UNIVERSITY GUIDELINES FOR NON-COMPENSATION EXPENDITURES

(Posted: December 23, 2004)
On November 1, 2004, the Treasurer's Office published  the University Guidelines for Non-Compensation Expenditures.

As you know, this year the University has adopted this revised expenditure policy, putting in one place University guidelines concerning expenditures.  It is important that our faculty and staff members know and understand what expenditures are legitimate University expenditures.  We ask that they take the time to read and review these policies.

DEPENDENT CHILD CARE FUND

(Posted: December 3, 2004)
We are delighted to announce the creation of a Dependent Child Care Fund to cover costs of dependent child care for full, associate, and assistant professors who are attending learned society meetings, other conferences, workshops and professional development opportunities. This fund has been created through a special allocation of Dean of the Faculty support so that faculty members with children can more easily attend professional meetings. Since this is a new program, we will evaluate the use of the fund after three years to see what changes, if any, should be made.

Specific information about eligibility and how to submit a request is available in the letter recently sent to the faculty in October or at the following link: Dependent Child Care Fund.  Any questions may be addressed to Associate Dean Sandra Johnson, sandyj@princeton.edu, extension 8-5230.

THE ONLINE PRINCETON UNIVERSITY FACULTY FACEBOOK

(Posted: November 8, 2004)
We are pleased to announce the new online Faculty Face Book.  On this site you will be able to display and view pictures of Princeton University’s current academic officers and faculty members, plus directly link to their contact information in the online Campus Directory.

This site, developed by our office with the assistance of staff from OIT's Desktop Application Services and Administrative Information Services, was put together in response to the numerous requests by our faculty, staff, and students to bring back the old Faculty Face Books that were last published in the mid-1970's.  We hope that the university community will find this modern version of the Faculty Face Book a convenient and useful alternative.

It is a secured site and access will be restricted to only current faculty, staff and students who will be able to log in using their Princeton netids and passwords. If you encounter any difficulty accessing the site, please contact the OIT Help Desk at helpdesk@princeton.edu or by phone at 8-4357.

If you have general comments or questions about the Faculty Face Book, please feel free to contact Kris Miller in our office either by email at q1973@princeton.edu or by phone at extension 8-1660.