Learn more about this university-wide initiative to streamline, innovate, reduce costs, improve services and coordinate processes at all levels.

Learn more about Student Success @ Illinois and how the University continually strives to increase access, promote timely degree completion, and prepare our students to make positive contributions to the state, nation, and the world.

Learn more about the University’s Strategic Plan for 2030, including its goals and timeline.

Learn more about the opportunity to hire new tenure-system faculty members under the Strategic Hiring Initiative Cluster Hire Program.

Celebrating our accomplished and
award-winning faculty

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.


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.

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.

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.