Learning, discovery & engagement

The Office of the Provost supports the academic success of our students, faculty, researchers and educators

Office of the Provost

The Office of the Provost coordinates the academic mission of the university, manages the academic experience for students, and implements policies and procedures related to faculty and administration.

Faculty affairs

The Office of the Provost provides a range of services, tools and resources for faculty members, ranging from syllabus development to annual evaluation information.

Student resources

The Office of the Provost oversees undergraduate education and provides students with a range of resources to support their academic, personal and professional success.

Institutional planning

The University engages in a range of strategic and master planning and program reviews to meet our campus community's needs in instruction, research and engagement.

About the office

The Office of the Provost is the coordinating body for academic and faculty affairs and strategic initiatives that are informed by the University's academic mission.

Jeff Thompson

Named Executive Vice President and Provost in December 2021, Thompson joined the faculty in the Physics Department in 1991. Previously serving as Physics Department Chair and Associate Dean, he was named Dean of the College of Science in 2008.

Meet the Provost
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Free community event Oct. 30

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Two-day Research Community Forum offers collaborative workshops and expert presenters to advance the protection of human research subjects