The Division of Academic Affairs is headed by the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
Duties of the Provost
The Provost is responsible to the Chancellor for all matters related to academic affairs, including organized research, admissions, financial aid, records, and library services. In each of these areas the Provost has administrative responsibility for budgets, personnel, and programs. These responsibilities include budget development and management; personnel decisions including recommendations for reappointment, termination, promotions in rank, awarding of tenure, and salary increases; and the development and maintenance of appropriate programs.
As the chief academic officer for the university, the Provost is responsible for the planning and development of both undergraduate and graduate programs, academic support areas, and facilities required to accommodate such programs. In collaboration with the academic deans, the Provost provides academic leadership for the university. The Provost also serves as the chief operating officer for the university.