Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

Academic Affairs Manual

Appointment Phase

The department prepares the letter of offer, using appropriate form letter.

If the letter is modified in any way from the standard template, the provost must approve the letter prior to any commitments being made.

If no changes are made, the dean co-signs the letter to be sent. The department sends the letter to the candidate.

Upon receiving the candidate’s acceptance, the department processes final hiring packet to hire the individual. The hiring packet is forwarded through the dean to the provost. The hiring packet consists of

  • Faculty Appointment form
  • Signed faculty credential summary
  • Signed letter of offer
  • P-008
  • Vita
  • Biosketch
Upon receipt and processing by Human Resources, the department will receive a Faculty Transaction Form confirming the appointment.

Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5204 USA
(269) 387-2380 | (269) 387-2377 Fax