1.2.2 Purpose and Responsibilities of the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs

A. Purpose

The following describes generally the purpose and responsibilities of the office of Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs.

B. Persons Affected

All personnel reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

C. Definitions

Not applicable.

D. Policy

Not applicable.

E. Responsibilities

  1. The Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) is the chief academic officer and reports directly to the President of the University and is responsible for the administration of academic affairs. Primary duties are to:
    1. preside over meetings of the Council of Academic Deans and over meetings of the University faculty as directed by the President;
    2. receive recommendations from the deans, directors, and department chairs concerning academic appointments, non-reappointments, promotions, merit, dismissals, and tenure and  shall make recommendations to the President regarding the same;
    3. approve, monitor, and coordinate the education curricula of all University programs with the assistance of academic personnel;
    4. prepare and submit to the President the budget for academic affairs;
    5. serve as coordinating officer among academic affairs units, and in this capacity, may call such meetings of academic affairs personnel as required for discussion of problems;
    6. prepare reports concerning the academic progress and problems of the University for submission to the President and request such reports as are necessary from the various deans, department chairs, and directors;
    7. provide administrative supervision for the Muntz Library, Research and Scholarship, Academic Success, Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness, Graduate and Undergraduate Programs, Online and Hybrid Programs, Honors Program, Registrar, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and International Programs; 
  2. The Provost/VPAA is be responsible for strategic planning and evaluation for the division of academic affairs, the continuous study of the curricula, the monitoring and review of the University’s core curricula and the revision and development of new courses of study, the encouragement of research, the development of class schedules, the maintenance of adequate library services, and the procurement of instructional personnel.

F. Procedures

Not applicable.

G. Review

This policy will be reviewed by the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs every five years or as responsibilities change.

ORIGINALLY APPROVED: 12/01/2001  

AMENDED: 04/22/2009 
REVIEWED:  AY 2014-15

AMENDED: 04/2019