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, 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

The Block N statue on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

Guinn Center transitions affiliation to the University of Nevada, Reno July 1

‘A strong system of higher education is critical to Nevada’s ability to compete in the global marketplace of ideas and assist in our economic recovery’

Collage of the individual photos of the University's 7 CAREER awardees in 2021

Most ever CAREER Awards received by University faculty

7 awardees representing 4 colleges/school receive NSF’s prestigious award in support of early-career success and continued development

Scott Earley standing in a regional park near the University campus

Advancing understanding of how our bodies’ systems connect, including the connection of blood flow to dementia

UNR School of Medicine’s Scott Earley – the 2021 Regents’ Mid-Career Researcher of the Year – leads an impressive research program achieving breakthrough discoveries in ion channel regulation