Provost & Academic Affairs Portfolio


Colleges & Schools



University Libraries

The University Libraries is a significant resource for the University of Memphis and the Mid-South region. While our primary mission is to serve the University community, library services are extended to students and faculty from other Memphis-area universities, as well as Memphis-area community members. McWherter Library is located at 3785 Norriswood Ave, Memphis, TN 38111.

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Commencement Office

The Commencement Office handles all questions and concerns related to Commencement activities/graduation, Apply to Graduate, Cap &Gowns (Regalia), Diploma Mailing, Diploma Reorders, Honors Assembly, Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society, Convocations, and all other related topics. 

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Institutional Effectiveness, Accreditation, & Academic Assessment

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Accreditation, & Academic Assessment coordinates the major activities that include the administration of the State of Tennessee's higher education assessment program (quality assurance funding), senior testing of general education and the major, surveys of alumni and students, and program peer review. The office functions as the liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and conducts all activities associated with regional accreditation.

The University of Memphis is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor's, first professional, master's, educational specialist, doctoral degrees, and graduate certificates. Questions about the accreditation of the University of Memphis may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (www.sacscoc.org).

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Office of Institutional Research

The Office of Institutional Research is committed to providing reliable information to academic and administrative units in support of policy formation, planning, and decision making.  Detailed information is available to administrative officials, such as the President, Provost, Deans, department heads, and governing boards.  Aggregated data are available for public use.  The office staff invites requests for data analysis and endeavors to honor all requests within the time constraints of the requester.

In performance of its function, the Office of Institutional Research:

  • Serves as the centralized electronic repository of archived information on students, faculty and staff.
  • Identifies trends that will affect resource commitments in the future.
  • Reports to the state of Tennessee and other agencies that monitor the activities and assets of the University.
  • Produces decision-support programming and analysis for University and departmental purposes.
  • Provides data for surveys through its web pages.

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Enrollment Management

The Office of Strategic Enrollment Services includes the offices of Undergraduate Admissions, Recruitment, New Student Orientation and the Registrar. All of our offices are located in Wilder Tower and are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (extended hours during peak registration periods).

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Dean of Students

Here at the UofM, we put students first. If it matters to you, it means everything to us. The Dean of Students Office, within UofM Academic Affairs, plays a significant role in enhancing the learning experience for students. Many of our programs and services help students develop a connection to the UofM, supporting both their academic and personal success. Below is a list of departments & programs within the Dean of Students Office.


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Student Academic Success

The office of Student Academic Success connect students and their families to the resources needed to navigate the opportunities and challenges on their journey to Graduation.  The UofM is a wonderfully diverse and inclusive campus and we are committed to helping students, faculty and staff discover the ways the UofM can make every experience here as meaningful and exciting as possible. Below are the programs and services provided through the Student Academic Success division. 

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Educational Initiatives - University Schools

The mission of University Schools is to provide the children of our community with educational experiences that enhance their development from birth to graduation and promote dynamic research, collaborative partnerships and innovative practices. Our University Schools include the Early Learning & Research Center, Campus School, University Middle, and University High School in addition to partnership programs the Porter Leath University of Memphis Early Childhood Academy and the Harwood Center. The Early Learning & Research Center serves Tigers ages 2-5 through three classroom demonstrations. Campus School, a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School, serves Tigers in Kindergarten- 5th grade. University Middle currently serves Tigers in 6th through 8th grades through a project based learning instructional model, and University High School provides a robust and college preparatory high school experience through dual enrollment partnerships and experiential learning opportunities. 

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