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, ADVANCE Faculty Affairs and Diversity Office, Assessment and Accreditation; Enrollment Management; the Graduate School; Institutional Research and Decision Support; International Programs; the Library; Office of OneIT; Office of Undergraduate Education; Research and Economic Development; School of Professional Studies; Urban Research and Community Engagement; 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.