Live Chat with Provost Liesl Folks

Provost Liesl Folks would like to invite faculty members to join her and panelists from campus for biweekly interactive sessions. These sessions will cover various topics of mutual interest. This series is designed to engage faculty members and Provost Folks in focused inquiry, sharing of ideas, and mutual listening and learning. The Live Chats with Liesl deal specifically with faculty centered topics, however, this is an open-registration event and open to anyone who’d like to attend.


Thursday, October 8, 2020, at 3 PM






Please note that you must use your official University of Arizona email address ( or to register.

There will be a live Q&A session but participants are encouraged to submit questions related to the topic in advance HERE. The webinar will be recorded and the recording and presentation materials will be posted on this page.

If you have any questions regarding the webinar and/or need reasonable accommodations, please contact

The next webinar will be on October 22, 2020 at 3 PM. Future dates and times listed on the page are subject to change.


Date: September 24, 2020

Topic: Supporting UArizona Graduate Students


Andrew Carnie, Dean, Graduate College

Dorian Voorhees, Associate Dean, Graduate College

Maggie Pitts, Associate Dean, Gradudate College

Meg Lota Brown, Faculty Director of the Graduate Center

Frans Tax, Faculty Director, Graduate Diversity and Inclusion

Presentation materials

WATCH the webinar recording

Date: Thursday, September 10, 2020, at 3 PM

Topic: Faculty Development and Funding Resources

Andrea Romero, Vice Provost, Faculty Affairs

Judy Marquez Kiyama, Associate Vice Provost, Faculty Development

Sangita Pawar, Vice President, Operations

Kim Patten, Assistant Vice President, Research Development

Presentation materials

WATCH the webinar recording

Date: August 27, 2020

Topic: Campus Re-entry Overview - Students


Kendal Washington White, Vice Provost, Campus Life / Dean of Students

Marcos Guzman, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Fraternity & Sorority Programs

Moderator: Clarisa Robles

Presentation materials

WACTH the webinar recording

Date: August 13, 2020

Topic: Campus Re-entry Overview

Faculty Discussants:

Ron Hammer, Professor, College of Medicine

Chad Herzog, Executive Director, UA Presents

Maha Nassar, Associate Professor, College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

Robert Stephan, Assistant Professor, College of Humanities

Moderator: Andrea Romero, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Presentation materials

WATCH the webinar recording

Date: July 30, 2020

Topic: Wildcats in the Classroom in Fall 2020 – What to Expect?

Subject Matter Experts from the Office of Instruction and Assessment
Lisa Elfring, Associate Vice Provost
Ingrid Novodvorsky, Director, Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Gretchen Gibbs, Professor of Practice & Coordinator, Professional Development - Online Instruction
Erin Galyen, Associate Professor of Practice & Co-Coordinator, Certificate in College Teaching

Presentation materials

WATCH the webinar recording