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. Duties/Responsibilities

  1. The Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) reports directly to the President of the University and is responsible for the administration of academic affairs. The Provost/VPAA presides over meetings of the Council of Academic Deans. The Provost/VPAA shall preside over meetings of the University faculty as directed by the President.
  2. The Provost/VPAA shall receive recommendations from the deans, directors, and department chairs concerning academic appointments, non-reappointments, promotions, merit, dismissals, and tenure. The Provost/VPAA shall make recommendations to the President regarding the same.
  3. The Provost/VPAA shall approve, monitor, and coordinate the education curricula of all University programs with the assistance of academic personnel.
  4. The Provost/VPAA will prepare and submit to the President the budget for academic affairs.
  5. The Provost/VPAA will 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. The Provost/VPAA will 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. The Provost/VPAA will provide administrative supervision for the University Library, Academic Innovation and Student Success, Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness, Graduate and Undergraduate Programs, Special Academic Programs, Executive Education Programs, and International Programs.
  8. The Provost/VPAA will 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.

C. 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  

LAST AMENDED: 04/22/2009 

REVIEWED:  AY 2014-15