The Provost Fellows program provides support for up to three faculty or staff to work on an important university initiative.
Through the fellowship, the Office of the Provost provides funding for a related workshop/conference (up to $2,500) as well as a $2,500 stipend for the year. Provost Fellows work roughly three to four hours per week during the academic year.
Two faculty members were selected to serve as 2023-24 Provost Fellows: Dr. Scott D’Urso, associate professor of communication studies and associate dean for academic affairs and student development in the Graduate School; and Dr. Scott Reid, professor of chemistry in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Scott D’Urso – faculty affairs
D’Urso will continue his work transitioning the university to the new faculty activity tracking system Faculty Success, co-leading the implementation committee and providing training to faculty across campus. With the new system in place, Marquette will have access to better and more useful data that faculty and administrators can use to make data-informed decisions. D’Urso’s background in organizational communication and communication technology was valuable in guiding this successful two-year endeavor. He and the committee look forward to bringing more benefits to faculty and administrators in the coming year.
Dr. Scott Reid – student success
Reid will focus on student success research, connecting faculty and staff across campus engaged in student success research and practice to provide visibility for their work and laying the groundwork for future collaborations across colleges. As a first-generation student, Reid has a longstanding interest in student success and has helped spearhead many initiatives in the first-year chemistry courses at Marquette. These have included flipping the classroom, course restructuring to emphasize core disciplinary ideas, use of diagnostic and preparatory modules and changes in assessment strategies to emphasize the use of low-stakes assessments.