(BLOOMINGTON) – After 13 years at Indiana University Bloomington’s Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, Katie Kearns has accepted the position of inaugural assistant vice provost for student development in the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Health Sciences.
Kearns will work closely with David Daleke, the vice provost for graduate education and health sciences and associate dean of the University Graduate School.
In this role, Kearns will support professional development for graduate students, academic units, student organizations and postdoctoral trainees; foster connections with the Grad Grants Center and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs; and help ensure that students are aware of campus resources such as the Graduate Mentoring Center and Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning. She will also serve as a resource for IU Bloomington graduate student academic appointees and as a liaison for the IU Bloomington Graduate and Professional Student Government.
Kearns is also looking at data on graduate student satisfaction and retention as she considers how to design programs and where to focus her early efforts.