The Associate Provost’s Office provides support for the academic work of faculty and students. As Associate Provost, Frank Boyd provides support for IWU's campus-wide undergraduate research programs and serves as administrative liaison for the Faculty Development Committee. Associate Provost Boyd also provides support for the provost on budgeting and staffing issues. Pat Neustel coordinates the work of the Associate Provost’s Office and collaborates with the University Registrar on the editing of the IWU Catalog.
John Wesley Powell Research Conference. Each spring students present their research or artistic work at the John Wesley Powell Undergraduate Research Conference. Students can apply to present their work regardless of their class standing, which means that seniors and juniors are often joined by students in their first or second years at IWU. More information on the conference, including guidelines for participation, can be found at the John Wesley Powell Research Conference home page.
Honors Research . The Research Honors Program provides an opportunity for qualified seniors to engage in a significant research project under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Early in their senior year, students submit an application to conduct honors research to the Associate Provost’s office. That application includes an abstract of the research project and the approval of the faculty who will serve on their honors committee.
The Associate Provost’s Office provides support for students who apply for post-baccalaureate fellowships. These fellowships can be very competitive and students are encouraged to explore the variety of options available to them early in their career at IW you. The most successful student applicants begin thinking about the application process early in their sophomore year. Whether students are interested in applying for a Rhodes scholarship, a Truman scholarship, the Marshall Fellowship, or other post baccalaureate awards, it is wise again work for the application process early in their IWU careers. Please contact the Associate Provost's Office for additional information on these opportunities.
Academic Equipment and Facilities.
For faculty, the office assists with the purchase or acquisition of permanent equipment, including computers, scientific instruments, equipment for the fine arts, and specialized academic software. Requests for permanent equipment are submitted each spring for the following academic year, and the associate provost’s office helps support equipment repair and replacement throughout the academic year.
The Associate Provost also works with colleagues in Physical Plant on issues regarding academic facilities. During the 2011-13 academic term the Associate Provost is serving as project coordinator for the construction of State Farm Hall, a $16.5 million instructional building. The building features flexible classrooms and state of the art instructional technology. Classes will be held in State Farm Hall beginning in the fall semester of 2013.
Issues or questions regarding academic integrity should be forwarded to the Associate Provost’s Office. Illinois Wesleyan’s policies can be found here. Faculty who wish to file an incident of academic dishonesty should complete the form and forward it to the Associate Provost at 211 Holmes Hall. Appeals are heard by the Academic Appeals Board, who is convened by the IWU Registrar, Dr. Leslie Betz. The Board follows specific procedures for those hearings as detailed here. Students or faculty with questions regarding academic integrity are encouraged to contact Associate Provost Boyd (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Institutional Review Board/IACUC
The Associate Provost's office also provides support for the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Faculty members engaged in research that involves human subjects must obtain approval from the IRB and can find information on protocols and submission procedures on the IRB website. Likewise, students and faculty whose research requires the use of animals must submit their research protocols to IACUC for review and approval. The IACUC Protocol Form has detailed information for submitting a protocol. For questions regarding research in either of these areas please call the associate Provost's office at 556-3255.
Research and Assessment Reports
The Associate Provost prepares the annual Ratios Report and other analysis that supports the Provost's annual review of tenure proposals. These reports are also provided to CUPP, department chairs/school directors, and are available to all faculty for review. The Associate Provost conducts other analysis as directed by the Provost. These reports can be found here.