Faculty and staff from the University of Wisconsin-Madison tour the UW Emmons Blaine Dairy Cattle Research Center in Arlington, Wisconsin

The Vice Provost for Faculty & Staff Affairs team helps recruit, develop, retain, and address the concerns of faculty and staff at UW–Madison.


Leadership Development

We organize programs that develop the leadership skills of department chairs and foster community among those in this role.

Erica Halverson, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, teaches a graduate-level, identity-and-learning class in the Teacher Education building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Wisconsin RISE Initiative

The Wisconsin Research, Innovation and Scholarly Excellence (RISE) Initiative is designed to help address significant, complex challenges of particular importance to Wisconsin and the world.

Professor Terry Warfield looks at a laptop computer with two students in a classroom during an accounting class.

Faculty Diversity Initiative

We help deans and department chairs to strengthen faculty diversity through recruiting and retention programs.

UW–Madison Staff Climate Survey

The UW–Madison Staff Climate Survey gathers staff members’ thoughts, experiences, and concerns about working at the university. The most recent survey was distributed in Spring 2022.