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University of Houston - Victoria

Academic Affairs
Office of the Provost

About Us

Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

The Provost and the Vice President for Academic Affairs, under the direction of the President, coordinates and supervises the academic operations of the campus. In cooperation with other administrative officers, the Provost may either formulate proposals for the new academic policies and procedures or entertain such proposals with the option of recommending them to the President. The chief areas of academic policy which the Provost administers are the appointment, evaluation, promotion, termination, remuneration, professional development, and deployment of faculty and other academic personnel; the development, innovation, implementation, and maintenance of academic programs; the certifications of degrees; and approval of course substitutions when appropriate. As the chief academic officer, the Provost encourages and supports legitimate research activities conducted by academic personnel and participates in fiscal deliberations at the institutional level (e.g., the preparation of annual academic budget requests, the administration of funds within the academic budget allocation, the approval of expenditures and encumbrances, and the reallocation of funds for support of academic programs).

Mission

The Academic Affairs office provides oversight, guidance, and support for:

  • Academic program development and delivery
  • Academic policy and its implementation
  • Instruction and research efforts of the faculty
  • Faculty development and evaluation
  • Learning support and instructional support services
  • Enrollment and student services
  • Institutional research, planning, and assessment
  • Academic administration-structure, policies, and processes
  • Library Services