Matthew R. Auer, VPAA
- Matthew R. Auer
- Dean of the Faculty's Office
- Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
- Lane Hall, Room 120
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
As Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Matt is helping shape Bates’ broad academic mission while promoting the professional advancement of faculty, college-wide. Matt’s responsibilities include faculty recruitment, review, tenure and promotion, and nurturing of faculty career development in the arenas of instruction, scholarship, and community engagement. He works closely with the Registrar, Athletics, the Harward Center for Community Partnerships, the Museum of Art, the Bates Career Development Center, the Imaging and Computing Center, Learning Commons, and the Office of External Grants. Matt is a member of the College’s senior administrative team and is the chief academic officer.
The Dean of the Faculty values a strong faculty as the foundation of an outstanding College and all in the Office organize their work to advance and support the faculty.