About Us

Rebecca Ropers

Rebecca Ropers, Vice Provost

In Faculty and Academic Affairs, we strive to foster a culture that enables faculty to achieve excellence in their roles. When faculty first arrive at the University of Minnesota, we offer programming to orient them to our community. While they are here, we proactively and reactively work with faculty and academic leaders to help them thrive. One important way that we do this is by facilitating the promotion and tenure review process, and celebrating faculty members' outstanding accomplishments. In collaboration with the Center for Educational Innovation and the Office of Measurement Services, we also offer resources to support teaching and learning.

In all of our work, we strive to draw on the strengths of the faculty and the administration to advance inclusive excellence. In sum, we seek to make the University of Minnesota an environment that allows faculty to advance their careers, disciplines, and the larger society.


Faculty and Academic Affairs develops, supports, and celebrates diverse faculty and academic leaders who advance excellence and innovation in research, teaching and service at the University of Minnesota.