IUPUI has appointed Rachel Applegate assistant vice chancellor for faculty affairs. She has served on the IUPUI Faculty Council since 2004 and is concluding her two-year term as the council’s president. Throughout Applegate’s tenure with Indiana University and IUPUI, she has served on numerous committees working with faculty policy, budgetary affairs, promotion and tenure, academic policies and procedures and many others.

She will provide strategic leadership with responsibilities in five primary domains related to the work and success of all faculty and librarians: professional development, promotion and tenure, faculty records, leaves, and titles. Some of her areas of responsibility will include professional development programming, the promotion and tenure process, and the review of hiring and retention practices in collaboration with school leadership. This role will also partner with the associate vice chancellor for faculty diversity and inclusion to coordinate recruitment and retention efforts.

Applegate will continue to hold the title of associate professor with tenure in the School of Informatics and Computing. Her new appointment will begin full-time May 1.

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