A Message from the Vice Provost
Welcome to the office of the Vice Provost for Academic Innovation and Support Services,
231 Administration Building. The Vice Provost is responsible to the Provost for leadership
and oversight of all undergraduate programs and provides leadership in strategic planning,
academic advising, and innovative methods to deliver and acquire college-level knowledge
in fulfillment of degree completion. Specifically, the position oversees the Center
for International Programs, the Fresh Connections Learning Communities, the Academic
Counseling Center, the Center for Academic Retention and Enrichment Services, and
the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, comprised of the following units:
Prior, Experiential and Continuous Learning; satellite education centers; U of M Online;
and Instructional Technology. He also chairs the University Undergraduate Council,
and represents the administration to students who have concerns about academic issues
at the undergraduate level.
A priority of the Vice Provost's office is to maintain the integrity of our academic
programs. We receive recommendations from eminent scholars and program experts during
the peer review and accreditation process on issues from curriculum to budget. This
feedback is a valuable tool used for strategic planning to improve the overall excellence
of our academic programs. These ongoing processes help us to attract and retain the
greatest faculty and brightest students.
Our goal is to manage academic programs and resources to accomplish the University's
mission of producing dreamers, thinkers, and doers.