Michael Schreffler

Michael Schreffler

Associate Dean for the Arts; Associate Professor, Department of Art, Art History & Design


Senior Administrative Coordinator: Becky Badger

Faculty Recruitment, Appointments, and Departmental Coordination

  • Interview all junior candidates in the Division of the Arts (Art, Art History and Design; Film, Television and Theater; and Music).
  • Author or review departmental letters of offer in the Arts.
  • In consultation with the Dean, review recruitment of women, minority, and mission faculty candidates.
  • Administer appointment process and materials in Arts departments for the following:
    - Endowed chairs (including the organization of endowed chair committees)
    - Preliminary screening of promotion packets in the Arts
    - Junior faculty
    - Visitor and adjunct faculty
    - Approve budget allocations for non-regular faculty appointments and salaries
  • Administer faculty leaves within the Division of the Arts.
  • Administer salary appeals within the Division of the Arts.
  • Review and coordinate non-Regular teaching within the Division of the Arts, including postdoctoral and visiting scholar appointments.
  • Develop and administer retirement agreements within the Division of the Arts.
  • Participate in departmental and program reviews in the Division of the Arts.
  • Prepare mid-term reviews of chairpersons within the Division of the Arts.
  • Administer department reviews (in conjunction with the Dean) within the Division of the Arts.
  • Prepare for the Dean a list of external reviewers of departments in the Arts.
  • Develop greater and more effective collaboration among programs, centers, and University arts facilities on issues and events related to the development of the arts at Notre Dame.
  • Integrate the arts into the life of the College of Arts and Letters.
  • Develop and implement strategies and programs for the recruitment of student majors in the arts.
  • Administer appointment process and promotions for Teaching, Professor of the Practice, Advising, and Clinical (TPAC) faculty. 
  • Serve as point of contact to all Arts and Letters departments for Teaching, Professor of the Practice, Advising, and Clinical (TPAC) faculty hires and renewals.

Program Supervision

  • Shakespeare at Notre Dame
  • Sacred Music (in conjunction with Theology)
  • Decade of the Arts

Graduate Studies in the Arts

  • Supervise the development of graduate programs within the Division of the Arts, including the Masters of Fine Arts and graduate certification programs
  • Consult and coordinate with the Department of Theology on development of the Sacred Music program.
  • Compile annual metrics for graduate studies in the Arts.

Direct Reports

  • Sr. Administrative Coordinator
  • Director, Center for Creative Computing (CCC)

Committee Assignments

  • University Committee on the Arts (ad hoc)
  • Arts and Letters College Council
  • Arts and Letters Deans and Chairpersons
  • Arts and Letters Executive Committee
  • Arts and Letters Faculty Search Request Review Committee
  • Arts and Letters Space Committee
  • Pre-screening Committee for Non-Obligatory Promotions

Liaison Relationships

  • Office of Academic Mission Support
  • Office of Institutional Equity
  • Graduate School
  • DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (DPAC)
  • Snite Museum
  • School of Architecture