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.

Curriculum central
COVID-19 S/U policy FAQ
Digital measures
Instructional resources
Online instructional resources
Promotion & tenure

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.

Academic calendar
Core curriculum
Math Center
Tutoring Center
University Testing Center
Writing and Speaking Center

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.

Accreditation
Assessment
Strategic planning

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.

Academic deans
Academic Leadership Council
Office staff
Provost's perspective

Jeff Thompson, Acting Executive Vice President & Provost

Headshot of Jeff Thompson wearing a suit and tie.Named Acting 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

Students in blue shirts with food plates in hand walk through the Gateway plaza on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

University’s NevadaFIT wins award from the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

Boot camp-style course for first-year students introduces freshmen to rigor, preparedness necessary to succeed in college

Graham Kent visiting the site of the 2020 Valley Fire in Southern California

Research technology transforms how first responders fight fires

Video highlights technology and thought-leadership behind ALERTWildfire, developed through the Nevada Seismological Laboratory

Davidson Math and Science Building on the University of Nevada, Reno campus at dusk.

Jeff Thompson, longtime College of Science dean, named Acting Provost

Katherine McCall, associate dean, assumes acting College of Science dean position