Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff Programs

The Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff Programs works closely with individuals in administrative offices, deans of schools and colleges, and other units across campus to address issues of concern to faculty and staff. 

Michael Bernard-Donals is the Nancy Hoefs Professor of English and an affiliate member of the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies. His research areas include the history and theory of rhetoric, public memory (including museums and memorials), and Jewish Studies. He's written widely, and taught courses, on how we remember events like the Holocaust, the different forms that memory takes, and the consequences—intended and unintended—of those memorial forms on individuals and their communities. Prior to his work in the provost's office, Professor Bernard-Donals was the chair of the English Department, the director of the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies, the chair of the Arts and Humanities Divisional Executive Committee, and chair of the University Committee.

Resources for Faculty Staff

Academic Leadership Program

Academic Staff Awards

Cluster Hiring Initiative

Department Chairs Orientation and Workshops

Departmental Executive Officers Training Seminar

Dual-Career Couple Assistance Program

Employee Assistance

Faculty Awards: Development, Research Service, Sabbatical

Faculty Diversity Initiative
A Compelling University Interest
Strategic Pipeline and Recruitment Fund

Faculty Exit Interviews

Faculty Pay Equity Review

Faculty Pay-Merit Paradigm, Portfolio of Tools
Compression-Equity Fund Initiative, Implementation and Form
Post-Tenure Review Increments, Implementation and Form

Hostile and Intimidating Behavior

Named Chair/Professorship (PDF)
Named Chair/Professorship Funding Guidelines (PDF)

New Faculty Support

Ombuds Office

Onboarding and Performance Management for Faculty Supervisors

Sabbaticals and Grants

Strategic Hiring
Dual Career, Faculty of Color, Women in Science

Tenure Conversation Cover Memo and Summary
Tenure Conversation Report

Vilas Funds for Faculty (PDF)

Wisconsin Idea Endowment, Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin

Wisconsin Idea Seminar bus tour

Women Faculty Mentoring Program


Michael Bernard-Donals

117 Bascom Hall
Tel. 608/262-5246 

PhD, English, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1991

BA, English, University of Notre Dame, 1985