Frank A. Bracken Administration Building

The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs is dedicated to the professional development of faculty members from recruitment to retirement, as well as to the success of students through high-impact learning experiences, continuous program improvement, and innovative pedagogies.

We partner with other central offices on campus to support faculty as they create thoughtful, holistic plans for their careers, achieve excellence in their research and creative endeavors, mentor their students, engage the community, and find meaningful work/life balance.

Our responsibilities include overseeing:

  • accreditation and assessment
  • faculty orientation
  • curriculum review
  • professional development programs
  • student academic ethics
  • grade appeals
  • promotion and tenure
  • faculty awards

Reporting Units

  • Immersive Learning
  • Intensive English Institute
  • Research and Academic Effectiveness
  • Rinker Center for Global Affairs
  • University College

About the Vice Provost

As Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Kecia McBride oversees undergraduate education, plans and implements new undergraduate programs, engages in short- and long-range planning and programming for undergraduate education, and represents Academic Affairs in university-wide undergraduate curriculum matters. Read her bio.

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