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Faculty Awards 2020

Congratulations to our 2020 Faculty Award winners. Thank you to all our faculty for extraordinary efforts and dedication during the 2019-2020 academic year. We are highlighting the 2020 faculty award winners, faculty who are celebrating a major anniversary, and those who have been promoted or awarded a new Endowed Professorship.


  • Campus Climate Study Results

    At the recommendation of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Diversity and Inclusion, SCU conducted a university-wide Campus Climate Survey to identify areas where we can improve our practices and offer suggestions for change to enhance the campus climate at SCU. All are welcome to attend the town hall fora on October 3rd at which the results of the study will be presented.

  • Chief Academic Officers of Jesuit Institutions Come to Santa Clara

    This past week, I had the privilege to host 23 of the provosts from America’s 28 Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Our guests toured the Santa Clara campus, met a number of our students, and learned about some of our signature programs. Through the three-day meeting, the group of provosts shared their institutions’ aspirations and challenges with each other. Although there is great variety in the size and scope of the 28 colleges and universities, there is remarkable similarity across the mission and focus of our institutions. We are fortunate to have 27 sister institutions from which we can learn much and with which we can partner in mutually beneficial ways.

  • Civil Discourse

    Over the past academic year, a confluence of events throughout the nation has raised tensions on our campus, as well as at colleges and universities throughout the nation. As challenging as these times may be, I view this as an authentic opportunity for our students to develop the capacity to engage in constructive civil discourse around differences of opinion and lived experience. Towards that goal, Santa Clara University has introduced a number of programs to promote a greater understanding of the rights and responsibilities associated with free speech and protest. (click heading to read more)

  • Ban on Unauthorized Recordings

    In response to faculty concerns regarding unauthorized recording in the classroom and potential resultant threats to academic freedom and personal safety, changes have been implemented this year to the student conduct code. On p. 12-13 in the Student Handbook, the new policy specifies that “[m]aking a video recording, audio recording, or streaming audio/video of private, non-public conversations and/or meetings, inclusive of the classroom setting, without the knowledge and consent of all recorded parties” may result in disciplinary action. Violations of this policy can be reported through the reporting website.

  • Wellness and Mental Health

    In our efforts to educate the whole person, we seek ways to promote the emotional health and resiliency of our students and to build a college community where each young adult can learn and thrive. Santa Clara University has recently become a JED Campus, a national initiative to empower schools with a framework and customized support to achieve these important goals. A JED steering committee, chaired by Jeanne Rosenberger, Vice Provost of Student Life, and including students, staff, faculty, and administrators from many units across campus, is working to develop and implement a comprehensive strategic action plan for mental health on our campus.

  • An Introduction to the Incoming Class of 2021

    In September, Santa Clara will welcome a new cohort of first-year students to campus– the Class of 2021. As we prepare to receive these new students into our campus community, I am pleased to provide a brief introduction by way of some descriptive statistics.

  • SCU Achieves Its Highest Six-Year Graduation Rate; Retention Rates Remain Strong

    I am pleased to announce that efforts across the university in recent years have yielded the highest six-year graduation rate on record at Santa Clara University: 88.6%, as achieved by the fall 2010 cohort. Four-year graduation rates also remain quite strong at 84% (fall 2012 cohort). Our retention rate for first-time, full-time, degree-seeking undergraduates stands at 96.0% (fall 2015 cohort), while the retention rate for Cal Grant recipients at Santa Clara has reached a historic high of 99.1%.

  • New Classroom Spaces Increase Inventory, Facilitate Teaching Innovations

    The university started the fall quarter with an increase in available classrooms resulting from the completion of the Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building and renovation of Alameda Hall, bringing the current inventory of general purpose classrooms across campus to 84. In addition to increasing the overall number of classrooms, the new spaces feature improvements designed to enhance the quality of teaching and learning. Many facilitate the use of innovative pedagogies and instructional practices, including active learning approaches.

  • Recent Developments Mark Progress in Advancing University STEM Initiative

    The STEM initiative is an exciting, complex undertaking to promote discovery and innovation across science, mathematics, and engineering. Several developments have occurred since my last update, including the award of convergence grants to seven cross-disciplinary teams, the selection of an architect and progress in facility planning, and the appointment of committees that will help move the initiative forward.

  • Office for Diversity & Inclusion Promotes Inclusive Faculty Hiring, Development

    The Office for Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is an invaluable resource to the Santa Clara community, fostering diversity and inclusion in faculty recruitment and retention in a variety of ways. Since its inception in 2013, ODI has provided numerous services and programs to support inclusive faculty hiring and development opportunities for faculty members and early-career teacher-scholars from historically underrepresented groups.

  • SCU to Welcome 378 New International Students from 50 Countries

    This fall, Santa Clara is projected to welcome 378 new international students from 50 countries to campus who will join the approximately 1,300 international students already at our university. Please join me in welcoming these newest members of our community and take a moment to share information that may be unfamiliar to international students--and is worth reviewing with all incoming students--about expectations for academic integrity, classroom engagement and participation, and collaborative learning.

  • 9/15 Awards Celebration to Honor Faculty Accomplishments, Award Recipients

    I invite members of our faculty to join me for the Faculty Awards Celebration after the President’s Convocation on Thursday, September 15. This is a wonderful time for us to come together before the start of the academic year, celebrate our collective work as teaching scholars, recognize important milestones achieved by colleagues, and announce the recipients of some of our highest honors for extraordinary teaching, scholarship, and service. The event, hosted in the Benson Memorial Center, will begin around 5:00 p.m., immediately following the President’s Convocation. Please RSVP if you will attend.

  • Academic Affairs UPC Update: Program and Policy Changes; New Degree Program

    I am pleased to announce that a number of proposals for academic program changes, policy changes, and new programs considered by the Academic Affairs University Policy Committee were approved in the final months of the 2015-16 academic year. Among them are expanded options for students pursuing a second bachelor’s degree, stand-alone major and department status for Ethnic Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies, a name change and updated curriculum for Liberal Studies, and the creation of a new undergraduate Neuroscience degree program.

  • Brett Solomon Appointed Interim Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

    June 27, 2016

    I am delighted to announce that Associate Professor Brett Solomon will serve as Interim Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion for the 2016-17 academic year. While continuing her engagement as a teaching scholar in Santa Clara’s Liberal Studies Program, Dr. Solomon will bring wisdom and commitment to the promotion of excellence through diversity at Santa Clara University during this interim year in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

  • Four Promoted to Senior Lecturer

    June 27, 2016

    Four faculty members have been promoted to senior lecturer for their outstanding contributions to their students and the University through ongoing commitment to teaching and student learning.

  • Classes Cancelled for 9/28 Mass of the Holy Spirit

    June 27, 2016

    At the beginning of each academic year, the Santa Clara University community celebrates the Mass of the Holy Spirit. This fall, the Mass of the Holy Spirit will be celebrated at noon on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, in the Mission Church. To enable the campus community to attend the Mass, classes will not meet between 11:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. that day. Classes that usually meet from 11:45 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. will be cancelled. Classes scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. will begin at 1:15 p.m.

  • Koret Foundation Supports LEAD Scholars

    May 3, 2016

    The LEAD Scholars program has received a grant of 1.5 million dollars from the Koret Foundation to support expansion and enhancement of the program for first generation students. This is an immense honor for which the University is grateful and the SCU community is proud.

  • Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

    May 3, 2016

    Aldo Billingslea announced yesterday that, after extensive discernment, he has decided not to seek another term as Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion. I am very grateful to Aldo for his many significant contributions to our inclusive climate at Santa Clara.

  • Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

    May 3, 2016

    Diane Jonte-Pace, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, will be taking a much-deserved sabbatical leave during the 2016-17 academic year to work on a number of important writing projects. I am pleased to announce that Elsa Chen, Associate Professor in Political Science, has agreed to serve a one-year term as Interim Vice Provost for Academic Affairs until Diane returns.

  • El Salvador - Next Steps for Santa Clara University

    May 3, 2016

    As you may recall from the Provost’s Update of March 30, university-sponsored travel to the violence-torn country of El Salvador, including travel to our Casa de la Solidaridad program, has been suspended. I am forming two groups: a Risk Assessment Delegation and a Working Group to consider connections and continuity in the University's relationship with El Salvador.

  • STEM Update

    April 13, 2016

    The University’s STEM Initiative seeks to promote scientific discovery and technological innovation through greater collaboration between math, natural sciences, and engineering.

  • Common Reading for First-Year Students

    March 30, 2016

    Each summer, Santa Clara University invites incoming first-year students to read a common book or series of articles prior to attending new student orientation.

  • Alumnus Honored as Schwarzman Scholar

    March 30, 2016

    I wish to congratulate Santa Clara University alumnus Jesse Caemmerer, who has been chosen for the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars for the Master’s degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing starting in August 2016.

  • Classroom Update

    March 30, 2016

    A number of new learning spaces will be available in fall 2016.

  • Update on Activities in El Salvador

    March 30, 2016

    After extensive consultation following Santa Clara University's suspension of the Casa program in El Salvador, Santa Clara University has decided to perform a comprehensive, on-the-ground risk assessment of our programs in the country.

  • Academic Integrity Pledge and Related Initiatives

    Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

    Santa Clara University is implementing an Academic Integrity pledge as part of an effort to enhance its long-time commitment to integrity of all kinds – and to academic integrity in particular.

  • STEM Planning

    Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

    In the coming weeks, STEM faculty and staff will be engaged in conversations about the STEM program developed by HOK, the consultant that worked with the University on STEM visioning and programming.

  • Innovation Discussion

    Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

    In response to the Academic Affairs UPC’s recommendation to improve alignment between academic and signature programs with respect to innovation, a group of faculty and staff will begin to meet quarterly to promote communication and collaboration across campus.

  • Classroom Spaces

    Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

    The University is continuing to increase the number of classrooms on campus.

  • Welcome to New Deans

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    Three new deans begin their terms of service this summer. Debbie Tahmassebi began her appointment as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences on June 15, 2015. Caryn Beck-Dudley, Dean of the College of Business at Florida State University, will begin her appointment as Dean of the Leavey School of Business on August 1, 2015. Carol Ann Gittens, began serving as interim dean of the School of Education and Counseling Psychology on June 15, 2015. A national search for the next dean of the School of Education and Counseling Psychology is underway.

  • Stem Leadership

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    Over the course of the 2014-­15 academic year, the University engaged in visioning and programming for the STEM project. In the 2015-­17 academic years, the University aims to develop an implementation plan for the STEM initiative; work with a design firm to develop facility plans for the STEM complex; and engage in extensive fundraising efforts to support the realization of the STEM vision. Additional work to develop appropriate facility and resource management models will begin this summer.

  • Student Evaluation of Teaching

    Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

    The Faculty Affairs committee, after reviewing data from the pilot studies and consulting broadly with faculty through a survey, has recommended approval of the new instrument. On their recommendation and the subsequent recommendation from the School of Law, I have approved the adoption of the new instrument for implementation this fall term. I have asked Eileen Elrod to take the lead on behalf of the Faculty Development Program in providing support for the development of strategies for incorporating multiple sources of evidence in teaching evaluations.

  • Stem Visioning and Programming Story

    Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

    I am pleased to provide an update on our planning process to develop a compelling vision and comprehensive space program for the future STEM complex. The visioning process has begun this fall and will be immediately followed by a programming phase which is anticipated to conclude by summer 2015.

  • Online/Hybrid Course Redesign

    Thursday, October 9, 2014

    During the 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years, the University has offered intensive training sessions in online and hybrid curriculum design through the CADE (Competency Assessment in Distributed Education) program designed by JesuitNet, a branch of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU). While online/hybrid training requires an initial investment of time and resources, the program provides enhanced flexibility for faculty, expanded offerings in summer session, and improved access for students -- especially graduate students who live and work at a distance from the university. An invitation to faculty to participate in online/hybrid CADE training opportunities in winter and spring 2015 is forthcoming.

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May 18, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to inform you that I have appointed Professor Elsa Chen to serve as Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. Through this position, Elsa will play a vital role in the development of programs and services to support the academic mission of the University. Elsa will be responsible for overseeing the areas of Faculty Affairs, Research, Undergraduate Studies, Faculty Development, Global Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, and Teaching Innovation, as well as assisting me in supporting the deans and enacting academic policies. The Vice Provost also oversees the Hub Writing Center and the de Saisset Museum, and serves as the Provost’s designee on the Academic Affairs Committee.

Since 2015, Elsa has graciously served the University in a number of critical roles, including Interim Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Chair of the University’s Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion, Interim Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development, and Co-Director of the Faculty Collaborative for Teaching Innovation. Prior to her current service, Elsa served on the Academic Affairs Committee and the College of Arts and Sciences’ Rank and Tenure Committee. She also directed the Domestic Public Sector Studies Programs and contributed significantly to the Women of Color Network, the President’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Diversity and Inclusion, and the steering committee of the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education.

Recently promoted to the rank of Professor of Political Science, Elsa is the recipient of the 2011 President’s Special Recognition Award, the 2012 Inclusive Excellence Award, and the 2015 David E. Logothetti Teaching Award in the College of Arts and Sciences. She has an A.B. from Princeton, a M.P.P. from Harvard, and a Ph.D. from UCLA. Prior to joining the Santa Clara faculty in 2000, she worked as a policy analyst in the criminal justice program at RAND.

Please join me in congratulating Elsa Chen on her new appointment as Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.


Dennis C. Jacobs
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

  • Academic Freedom

    Protecting academic freedom is critical to our institutional mission of pursuing truth and deepening understanding. Academic freedom enables faculty members to explore difficult topics in their classes and challenge students to examine ideas critically.

  • Campus Climate Survey

    Today, January 23rd, Santa Clara University embarks on its first comprehensive Campus Climate Study. The study is being conducted as a response to recommendations made by the Blue Ribbon Commission on Diversity and Inclusion as well as the Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion.

  • Featured Member of our Community

    In each issue of the Provost’s Update, it is my pleasure to introduce a new member of the Provost’s Division. In this issue, I would like to introduce Christina Guzman, Director of the Office of Multicultural Learning.

  • Dates to put on the calendar:

    Please put on your calendar the next Meet the Provost on Feb. 22 at 9:00 am. Also mark March 2nd for a TGIF at Adobe. Office hours are also available. Please contact the Provost office for more information.

  • Staff Spotlight: Teresa D. Kopriva

    Teresa Kopriva was appointed Assistant Provost for Strategic Initiatives in April 2018. As an integral member of the Provost's Office team, Teresa will help to facilitate the planning, implementation, and tracking of strategic initiatives at Santa Clara University.

  • de Saisset Museum California Native Programming and Projects for 2018-19

    The de Saisset Museum will dedicate 2018-2019 to programming and projects that reflect the lives of contemporary Native California people. The Museum will be working on revisions to SCU’s California History exhibit, with an emphasis on highlighting the vibrancy and presence of our Native culture within the context of Mission and University history.

  • Student Highlights

    Beyond signifying the completion of a rigorous and distinctive curriculum, a Santa Clara degree opens up exciting opportunities for each of our newest graduates. As one indicator of the caliber of our undergraduate program, I am pleased to highlight some of the many national and international honors and fellowships awarded this year alone.

  • Board Approves Commencement of Construction of New STEM Facility

    I am happy to share that, at the Board of Trustees’ Spring meeting on June 1, 2018, the Board approved commencement of construction of the Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation. The STEM initiative is the largest, most complex, and arguably the most transformational undertaking in the history of Santa Clara University.

  • Student Spotlight: Athena Nguyen

    It is with great pleasure that we congratulate Athena Nguyen as Santa Clara University's Class of 2018 Valedictorian. You may have met Athena, one of the student assistants in the Office of the Provost. A Public Health Science and Political Science double major with a minor in Biology, Athena will serve as a Fulbright Teaching Assistant in Vietnam next year.

  • New Online Degree Program

    Santa Clara University proudly announces the approval of a Master of Legal Studies (MLS) in Corporate Compliance, scheduled to start April 2019. This new online degree offering from the School of Law is a one-year, part-time graduate program benefitting working professionals who need an understanding of regulatory law but do not wish to become lawyers.

  • Changes to New Student Orientation

    As one of the outcomes of the Sustaining Excellence initiative, the University will restructure New Student Orientation and change from the current model of seven separate two-day sessions to a hybrid model that combines online components during the summer with an in-person component in the days leading up to the start of fall quarter.

  • Signature First Year Experience

    Through the generosity of University benefactors, this year marks the beginning of a three-year program aimed at providing our students with a signature first-year experience at Santa Clara University. Our goal is to engage all incoming first-year students and prepare them for the unique challenges and learning opportunities they will face as they transition to college. This enhanced first-year experience will in turn impact the students’ ongoing SCU experience toward greater satisfaction and overall success. The program, developed through a close collaboration between the Academic Affairs and Student Life teams in the Provost’s Office, introduces the following new initiatives and enhancements to existing first-year activities:

  • Native American Programs

    Several units within the Provost’s Office have been collaborating with colleagues and students on multiple projects to recognize, celebrate, and educate the community about the complex history and contemporary experiences of Native Americans, particularly Native Californians including the Ohlone people. This work was motivated in part by concerns we heard from Native American students and staff at our campus diversity forums last year.

  • Preparations for WASC Re-accreditation

    The WASC Working Group has solicited feedback on the preliminary list of institutional strengths and challenges identified as part of the self-review process for reaccreditation.

  • New Academic Leadership

    I am happy to have an engaging and committed team of new academic leaders on campus - along with our experienced leaders, we have a new dean, and three new interim deans.

  • New Faculty

    I was honored to have the opportunity to meet many of Santa Clara’s new faculty during New Faculty Orientation.

  • Highlights of Inclusive Teaching & Research Initiatives

    I also want to highlight some of the Inclusive Teaching and Student Research Initiatives underway on campus that I have learned about this summer. I’ve been very impressed by these programs, which contribute to a positive classroom environment for all Santa Clara students and promote efforts to diversify the faculty.

  • STEM Academic Programming

    It’s exciting to see the new Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation literally rising from the ground. Tomorrow, we celebrate the signing and placement of the highest beam atop the steel structure. Meanwhile, many of our colleagues have simultaneously been building the integrated academic programs that will be the hallmark of STEM education at SCU. The STEM Educational Master Plan is a “living” document that outlines Goals and Strategies to improve, modernize and enrich STEM education at SCU

  • Faculty Achievements

    I have followed with great admiration our faculty's scholarly and academic achievements. One of my favorite events on campus is the Faculty Awards Dinner in which we celebrate and honor faculty who have made outstanding contributions in curriculum innovation, scholarship, and service.

  • Rankings

    Over the past two weeks, U.S. News & World Report, Forbes Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal in partnership with Times Higher Education have all identified Santa Clara as providing one of the best undergraduate programs in the country.

  • Faculty Achievements

    I have followed with great admiration our faculty's scholarly and academic achievements. One of my favorite events on campus is the Faculty Awards Celebration in which we honor faculty who have made outstanding contributions in curriculum innovation, scholarship, and service.

  • WASC Accreditation

    The WASC accreditation team has made steady progress on the reaccreditation report which will be shared for discussion in fall 2019 and site visit plans for October 2020.

  • Searches

    Searches are underway for a continuing Provost as well as for Deans of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Jesuit School of Theology.

  • New Dean Elaine Scott Addresses Campus Climate in the School of Engineering

    Dr. Elaine Scott officially started in her role as Dean of the School of Engineering on August 1. She immediately got to work learning about campus climate issues in the School of Engineering, including concerns that were raised by a student committee, the SoE’s own Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and the Campus Climate Survey. By the start of this academic year, work had already begun to engage the faculty and staff in collaborative work to strengthen a sense of community and build a culture of respect.

  • Faculty Development Promotes Positive Classroom Environment and Department Chair Leadership Formation

    The Faculty Development Program, led by Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development Eileen Elrod, has implemented several new initiatives in response to data that indicated that students of color, first-generation students, students representing minority viewpoints, and students who experience other kinds of difference feel less welcome on campus, including in the classroom, than we would like them to. Please see Dr. Elrod’s message to the SCU Faculty on September 30 for more information about inclusive teaching events this quarter

  • HUB Writing Center Promotes Diversity and Inclusivity

    Efforts to enhance our campus climate are our collective responsibility, and we can all contribute meaningfully. Recent initiatives to advance the Campus Climate priority of honest, open, and respectful engagement across differences, led by Denise Krane, Director of the HUB Writing Center, demonstrate this clearly.

  • “Community Conversations: Building Bridges at Santa Clara University”

    The Campus Climate Survey uncovered a need to develop and support opportunities for honest, open and respectful engagement about difficult topics and across differences, and to create and sustain a community of belonging. In response, the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Office of the Provost, and Campus Climate Study Follow-up Team are co-sponsoring “Community Conversations,” a monthly series of opportunities for faculty, staff, students, and administrators to connect with each other in structured but informal dialogue. We encourage you to join these conversations!

  • Significant Advancements on Compensation and Housing

    The Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration have been working with various groups on campus to create fair, equitable, and sustained solutions to salary and housing challenges that have been raised by our faculty and staff in the Campus Climate Survey and other forums.

  • Acknowledging the Past and Celebrating Native American History and Culture

    As part of our continued commitment to diversity and inclusion, one of the Campus Climate priority areas, SCU has implemented several initiatives honoring Native American history and culture. Our university sits on the land of the Ohlone and the Muwekma Ohlone people. It is important for all of us to understand the long-standing history that has brought us to reside, study, and work on this land, and to remember, honor and express our gratitude and respect for the Ohlone people, past and present.

  • New Initiatives Foster Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging among STEM Students

    For STEM students, the climate concerns extend beyond the traditional classroom into teaching and research laboratories. SCU campus climate and attrition data on our STEM students echo national concerns about the pronounced diversity, equity and inclusion issues in the STEM fields. Exciting new programs were introduced in 2019.

  • Expanding Access and Affordability to SCU’s Study Abroad Program

    Consistent with President O’Brien’s Strategic Vision, expanding access and affordability for SCU’s Study Abroad Program is a priority. The new Study Abroad team is simultaneously adjusting the study abroad portfolio to curtail very costly programs and adding less expensive program options. We are also introducing new quarter-length programs and expanding summer programs. Changes to the Study Abroad pricing structure will be going into effect in the coming year. Over the next two years, SCU will launch a series of new initiatives that will help us make significant progress toward enabling many more qualified applicants to participate in Study Abroad.

  • NEW Line of Sight Podcast: Presenting a Unique View of Innovation

    Through a close collaboration between Santa Clara University’s Centers for Excellence, we are excited to announce the launch of a new interview-style podcast, Line of Sight. Line of Sight presents a unique view of innovation by bringing technologists, entrepreneurs, and visionaries into provocative conversations with two of the world’s top thought leaders in the fields of social justice and ethics, hosts Thane Kreiner, Ph.D., Miller Center Executive Director, and Don Heider, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. Episode 1 “Inspiring Girls to Lead with Diana Kapp” is now available. Kapp is the author of “Girls Who Run The World” which profiles successful female leaders. Click the title for a link to the full audio stream.

  • Governance Update

    Working collaboratively with the University Coordinating Committee (UCC), the President’s Cabinet, and other groups, the Provost’s Office has addressed a number of issues related to collaborative governance. These include the following Committees: Ciocca-Koch Gift Oversight Committee Task Force on Compatibility of Gifts with SCU's Mission, Values and Vision Gift Acceptance Committee Committee related to Budget Priorities Trustee Academic Affairs Committee Provost's Adjunct Faculty and Lecturers Council ( PAFLC) Task Force on Faculty Retirement Support