The Provost works with Area Chairs, Department Chairs, and the Promotion and Tenure
Committee to recruit and recommend the appointment of new members of the Faculty to the
President. Working with appropriate committees of the Faculty, the Provost also recommends to
the President promotions in rank, the granting of tenure, and the granting of sabbatical leaves.
The Provost joins with the Faculty Advisory Committee in making appointments to Faculty on
Committees of the College. The Provost joins with the President in designating increases in
salary and overseeing the total development of the Faculty. The Provost assigns faculty
members’ offices in conjunction with the Area Chairs and Department Chairs and maintains
personnel files on each faculty member.
The Provost meets regularly with the Provost’s Cabinet to direct the academic program of the
College and to coordinate academic policies and procedures. The Provost’s Cabinet includes the
Associate Provost, the Assistant Provost, the Director of the Library, the Registrar, the Degree
Audit Specialist, the rise3 Director, and the four Area Chairs. Additional members may be
appointed by the Provost.
Academic Policy Council
The Provost may also convene the members of the Academic Policy Council (made up of the
Associate Provost, the four Area Chairs, and the six elected members of the Faculty Advisory
Committee) to discuss broad issues of collegiate concern.
Associate Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
The Associate Provost collaborates with the Provost in the management of the academic program
of the College. The Associate Provost authorizes the budget for faculty travel and serves as co-
chair of the Budget Advisory Committee.
This individual aids the Provost with the administration of the College's academic program, with
a special focus on areas of student academic support.
This individual is responsible for the work of the Records Office and the integrity of all
academic records and transcripts. He or she is responsible for registration and graduation.
Director of the Library
On behalf of the Provost, the Director of the Library oversees the budgets and personnel of the
College library. He or she administers the library's acquisitions procedures, maintains the
College's stock of audio-visual equipment, and operates the College's library information system.
Chair of Engaged Learning Programs
The Chair of Engaged Learning Programs represents the Bunting Center, Hess Center, Sklenar
Center, and the Office of Exploration Term and Contract Learning in matters of institutional
policy and strategic planning. This person is responsible for developing and reviewing budgets
for Engaged Learning programs and also coordinates assessment, conducts performance