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, Assessment and Accreditation; Enrollment Management; the Graduate School; Information Technology Services; Institutional Research; International Programs; the Library; Metropolitan Studies and Extended Academic Programs; Office of Undergraduate Education; Research and Economic Development; and the seven discipline-based academic colleges:  the Colleges of Arts + Architecture, Business, Computing and Informatics, Education, Engineering, Health and Human Services, and Liberal Arts & Sciences.