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, Interim Executive Vice President & Provost

Headshot of Jeff Thompson wearing a suit and tie.Named Interim Executive Vice President and Provost in December 2020, 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 Provost Thompson

News from around the University

Professor of Counseling Ken Coll

Ken Coll serves as chair-elect of WestEd, prestigious educational non-profit

University professor will be first Nevadan to serve as chairman in a quarter of a century

A volunteer and postdoc researcher conduct field testing in a mountain meadow.

A Nevada first: University-based Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit established

Nevada becomes 39th state to create multi-agency unit to serve research and conservation of wildlife, fisheries and habitats

Students sit on a grass hill with yellow shirts during an event on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

Greater Nevada Credit Union offers substantial support to NevadaFIT

Funding will help support University of Nevada, Reno’s academic ‘Freshman Intensive Transition’ program, creating a greater culture of student success and completion for incoming freshmen