The Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs is responsible for the general health and welfare of academic matters related to undergraduate education, student academic success, accreditation, experiential learning, teaching and learning, general education, and undergraduate curriculum development, assessment, and reporting. The Vice Provost provides vision and leadership and is responsible for numerous university programs and offices including Professional Practice and Experiential Learning (coop, academic internship, service learning, undergraduate research, UC Forward), the Office of First Year Experience and Learning Communities, the Center for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, and the University’s General Education Program. In this role, the Vice Provost also advocates and provides expertise for the colleges and student affairs offices related to these areas.
The Vice Provost works collaboratively with university leaders, faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders to identify, coordinate, and develop the resources and practices that advance undergraduate academic excellence, innovative thinking, student achievement, and the pursuit of lifelong student success. In addition, the Vice Provost is the liaison to the university’s accrediting body (Higher Learning Commission), chairs and directs the policy of the Undergraduate Academic Affairs Committee, the Textbook Affordability Committee, the Athletic Advisory Council, the Academic Standing Committee, the Associate Deans Council (co-chair) and serves on the Academic Committee, the Efficiency Council, and as part of the Provost’s senior leadership team.
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