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Office of Academic Personnel Closed June 5

The Office of Academic Personnel closed on June 5, 2015. Services previously provided by the office are being integrated within Human Capital Services (HCS) or within the Office of the Provost.

  • HR-related functions/services that apply university wide have been reassigned to HCS.
  • HR-related functions/services related to faculty only or to the academic organization reporting to the Provost, as well as other functions such as academic policies and university handbook maintenance, will remain within the Office of the Provost.

A detailed explanation of the transition of services is available in the June 5, 2015 Letter from the Provost.

If you have general questions regarding the services now provided within the Office of the Provost, please contact Lynn Carlin at lcarlin@k-state.edu or Craig Bourne at cbourne@k-state.edu. If you have general questions regarding the HCS changes, please contact Charlotte Self at charlott@k-state.edu

Where do you go for more information or assistance with specific programs and services?

Programs/ServicesUnit/OfficePrimary Contact(s)Phone Number(s)

Academic departmental document review

ProvostRuth Dyer 
rdyer@k-state.edu
Michelle Langvardt 
mlr9988@k-state.edu
532-6224

Academic policies compliance
(including course syllabi and textbook reporting)

ProvostRuth Dyer 
rdyer@k-state.edu
Michelle Langvardt 
mlr9988@k-state.edu
532-6224

Committee Handbook maintenance/updates

ProvostLynn Carlin
lcarlin@k-state.edu
Sandra Brase
sbrase@k-state.edu
532-6224

Compensation and salary adjustment reviews

HCS Compensation and Organizational EffectivenessDerek Smith
derek41@k-state.edu
532-6277

Conflict of interest, consulting and outside employment

ProvostCraig Bourne
cbourne@k-state.edu
532-6224

Department Head Manual maintenance/updates

ProvostLynn Carlin
lcarlin@k-state.edu
Sandra Brase
sbrase@k-state.edu
532-6224

Dispute resolution

HCS Employee RelationsCharlotte Self
charlott@k-state.edu
532-6277

Dorothy Thompson Lecture Series

HCS Office of Institutional Equity Travis Gill
travisgill@k-state.ed
532-6220 

Grievances and administrative appeals

HCS Employee Relations Charlotte Self
charlott@k-state.edu
532-6277

Human Systems Consulting (related to performance or conduct issues)

HCS Employee Relations Charlotte Self
charlott@k-state.edu
532-6277

Leave programs (including leave without pay)

HCS Benefits Amanda McDiffett
amcdiffe@k-state.edu 
532-1870

Mediation assistance

HCS Employee Relations Charlotte Self
charlott@k-state.edu
532-6277 

New faculty/staff orientation

HCS Learning and Development/ProvostShanna Legleiter
legleiters@k-state.edu
Brian Niehoff
niehoff@k-state.edu
532-0185

532-4797

Ombudspersons

HCS Employee RelationsCharlotte Self
charlott@k-state.edu
532-6277 

Performance evaluations (for unclassified professionals)

HCS Compensation and Organizational Effectiveness Derek Smith 
derek41@k-state.edu
532-6277

Personnel records (for faculty and unclassified professionals)

HCS Resource Center and Operations Alma Deutsch
almad@k-state.edu
532-1448

Promotion and tenure

Provost Ruth Dyer
rdyer@k-state.edu
Michelle Langvardt
mlr9988@k-state.edu
532-6224 

Recruitment, hiring and retention (including offer letters, contracts and appointments)

HCS Talent Acquisition Roberta Maldonado Franzen
rfranzen@k-state.edu
532-6277 

Retirement policies, emeritus status and phased retirement (including Health Care Bridge)

HCS Benefits Amanda McDiffett
amcdiffe@k-state.edu
532-1870 

Sabbatical requests, tracking and reports

Provost Ruth Dyer
rdyer@k-state.edu
Michelle Langvardt
mlr9988@k-state.edu
532-6224 

University handbook maintenance/updates

Provost Lynn Carlin
lcarlin@k-state.edu
Sandra Brase
sbrase@k-state.edu
532-6224 

Where do you send personnel actions requiring Provost approval and check their status?

Please send requests for approval and processing of HR-related actions requiring the Provost's approval to provostpersonnel@k-state.edu or the Office of the Provost, 108 Anderson Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506. For additional information, contact Craig Bourne, executive assistant to the Provost, or call 532-6224. 

Will additional changes take place?

A number of services are still under discussion, including conflict of interest disclosures and reports, conflict management plans, and consulting requests. Work will continue on transitioning these services during the summer. In the meantime, the Office of the Provost will continue to provide these services.

Most of these changes will require some revision to existing workflow procedures. The Office of the Provost will be working with the academic units and HCS over the next year to identify and revise processes to delegate responsibility where appropriate and streamline where possible. We appreciate your patience as we work through the details of this transition.