About Academic Affairs

Led by Dr. Joan F. Lorden, Provost and Vice Chancellor, the Office of Academic Affairs is responsible for the planning, development, implementation, administration, and evaluation of the University's programs in instruction, research, and public service. The Office works closely with the Deans of the Colleges and the Graduate School and has responsibility for making final recommendations to the Chancellor, the Board of Trustees, and the Board of Governors concerning the establishment of new academic programs and the appointment, promotion, tenure, and salaries of faculty.  The Office also facilitates academic policies, procedures, and standards for both students and faculty, as well as publishing both the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs. 

Academic Affairs is assisted in its endeavors by its division units:  Academic Budget & Personnel, Academic Services, Assessment and Accreditation; Enrollment Management; the Graduate School; the Library; Information & Technology Services; Institutional Research; International Programs; Metropolitan Studies and Extended Academic Programs; Research and Economic Development; University College; and the seven discipline-based colleges:  the Colleges of Arts + Architecture, Business, Computing and Informatics, Education, Engineering, Health and Human Services, and Liberal Arts & Sciences.