The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost
is Illinois' chief academic officer.

The Office of the Provost ensures the excellence of Illinois’ academic programs. The office advances the university’s academic mission by providing guidance, support and oversight to the colleges and University Library; supporting the recruitment and career advancement of faculty and staff; recognizing and celebrating faculty accomplishments; overseeing undergraduate admissions; supporting the development of innovative academic programs and initiatives to efforts to ensure student success; and managing the university’s budget and human resources.

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Get to know the Office of the Provost

The Office of the Provost oversees a broad cross-section of academic and administrative units. In collaboration with the Chancellor, the Deans, the other Vice Chancellors, and the Academic Senate, the Office stewards the university’s strategic plan, manages the university’s budget, sets academic policies, and recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of the faculty.

  • Organization

    More than three dozen colleges, schools and administrative units, as well as the University Library, report to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost.

    Learn more about units reporting to the Provost.

  • Shared Governance

    The university’s shared governance system—a model of active collaboration and consultation among administrators, the Academic Senate and the faculty—ensures the establishment and pursuit of academic priorities that are both promising and consistent with the university’s values and aspirations. Learn more about the Provost’s Council of Deans and other committees established to provide guidance to the Provost and Chancellor.

    Learn more about our committees.

  • Special Initiatives

    At Illinois, we have a long history of transforming the world. Current campus-wide initiatives are harnessing the multi-disciplinary and cross-college assets of the university to develop new strengths in health, design, environmental sustainability and informatics.

    Learn more about current special initiatives.