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How can we work together to promote better cultural understanding worldwide?

Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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What are the main functions of Faculty Actions?

  • To review and approve all academic appointments and reappointments for full-time and part-time faculty, academic researchers, and non-compensated visitors
  • To review and approve requests for sabbatical and other leaves (including medical leave, childbirth leave, and workload reduction)
  • To support the tenure and promotion process
  • To review departmental merit recommendations
  • To support searches for new faculty hires and advise departments on faculty retentions and retirements
  • To advise departments on faculty development issues including mentoring and long-term career development
  • To administer supplemental domestic and foreign conference travel funds

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  • If a faculty member has a question about sabbatical eligibility or a leave request
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  • If you have been invited to present a paper at a major conference and wish to request funding (more information about conference travel support here)