The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer of the University. She provides leadership for the overall administration and quality of all academic programs, ensuring the effective delivery of the curriculum and the development of new programs. She serves as a member of the President's Planning Council and presides over the Council of Deans and Directors. The Deans of the five colleges, the Director of The Center for Academic Innovation & Online Learning, the Director of Instructional Support & Writing Programs, the Director of the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, the Director of the Office of Sponsored and Academic Program Support, the Office of Institutional Research, the Registrar, the Chairperson of the Institutional Review Board, and the Director of the Honors Program report to her. She is also responsible for administrative appointments to standing committees such as Professional Practices Committee, Curriculum and Academic Policies Committee, Graduate Committee and General Education Committee.
The Associate Provost is responsible for assessment of academic programs, administration of online education; and supervision of the Center for Academic Achievement, Math/Physics Tutoring Center, Writing Center, Zahnow Library, and Adjunct Support Services, as well as coordination of faculty development and awards. He serves as accreditation liaison officer as well as chairs the Academic Program Advisory Board and prepares an annual academic assessment report for accreditation purposes. Dr. Callejo Pérez chairs the committees that select the Landee Teaching Excellence Award, the Earl L. Warrick Award for Research Excellence, and the House Family Award. He works closely with the Provost in allocating resources and assists in the operation of the Office of Academic Affairs. He also serves on the President's Staff, Graduate Committee and the Academic Affairs Executive Council.
The Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs is responsible for the coordination of special programs on campus such as community engagement, integrated learning, service learning and experiential learning and serves as the Carnegie Engagement liaison. The VPAA also supervises Programs of Distinction and serves as the public affairs representative for the Office of Academic Affairs.
The Administrative Secretary provides secretarial support to the Office of Academic Affairs, mainly in the areas of three standing committees (GE, CAPC, and GC) and academic program assessment activities. She performs budgeting functions for Academic Affairs grants, professional development, endowments and departmental accounts as assigned. She provides routine information on policies and procedures to students, faculty and various administrative offices. She also assists in the revisions of the Academic Affairs, GEC, CAPC, and Graduate Committee websites.
The Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs coordinates the daily work of the VPAA by scheduling appointments and setting up meetings. She establishes office-related meeting agendas and keeps minutes for all such meetings including the Council of Deans and Directors. She gathers and assembles data and drafts reports. She assists students with specific problems and advises them on University policies and procedures. She also organizes and maintains all office files and oversees the activities of the student assistants employed by the office.
The Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs works closely with the Vice President for Academic Affairs on class schedule preparation and is responsible for the assignment of all classrooms. She serves on several university committees and works closely with the Academic Deans and faculty on issues involving tenure and promotion eligibility, faculty teaching loads, supplemental contracts and independent study compensation. She does research and carries out special projects as assigned by the VPAA.
The Special Assistant to the Provost serves as the principal editor of the University catalog, serves on the Curriculum and Academic Policies Committee, serves as editor of the Research Bulletin of Faculty & Students, works with the five colleges and Web Communications to develop, update and maintain college web sites, and coordinates curriculum revisions for inclusion in University catalogs. The Special Assistant also works to ensure accuracy and consistency between the University website and the University catalog, and is responsible for management of the Academic Affairs website and the coordination of University data for Higher Learning Commission accreditation.
The Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs prepares the schedule of classes for each semester, including the final exam schedule. Other responsibilities include verifying and coordinating the distribution of adjunct faculty contracts and maintaining the computer database for teaching load information for both full-time and part-time faculty.