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Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016

Academic Affairs

1119 Main Administration Building
Mary Ann Rankin, Senior Vice President and Provost

The Senior Vice President and Provost is the chief academic officer of the university with responsibility for guiding the academic development and direction of the institution in accordance with the University's mission; ensuring that our programs and faculty are of the highest caliber; supporting the diversity of our students, faculty, and staff as a special strength; and promoting academic excellence across the University. The deans of the 12 colleges and schools at the University report directly to the Provost, as do the deans for Undergraduate Studies, the Graduate School, and the Libraries, the Chief Diversity Officer, the Associate Vice President for International Affairs, the Executive Director of the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research, the Associate Vice President of the Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Associate Provost of Learning Initiatives and Executive Director of the Teaching and Learning Transformation Center, and the Director of the Office of Sexual Misconduct and Title IX Compliance. The Senior Vice President and Provost works directly with the President on campus-wide resource allocation.  The Senior Vice President and Provost oversees the development, review, and implementation of all academic policies and regulations; consults closely with the University Senate and other faculty advisory groups on academic programs and policies; and serves as liaison with other university divisions in strategic and long-range planning.

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