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Office of the Provost, Division of Academic Affairs, University of Maryland


As the University of Maryland’s chief academic officer, the Provost steers the university’s academic enterprise in accordance with its mission, and manages a diverse portfolio, including providing strategic direction for its 12 schools and colleges.

Our Fearless Vision

To improve the lives of every person on Earth, we will reimagine teaching and learning; accelerate solutions to the grand challenges of our time through creativity and discovery; and forge a diverse and inclusive community where our differences are celebrated and equity is relentlessly pursued. Together, we will dedicate ourselves to advancing the public good because our individual well-being is enduringly bound to our collective well-being.

"We must be united in our noble and fearless purpose, because celebrating differences and leveling societal inequities must be among our greatest strengths, because grand challenges demand fearless ideas, and because progress will not be measured in individual achievement, but in our collective accomplishments."

- The University of Maryland Strategic Plan, Fearlessly Forward: In Pursuit of Excellence and Impact for the Public Good

Leadership Areas

The Office of the Provost manages a diverse portfolio, including academic planning and programs, enrollment management, community engagement, faculty affairs, international affairs, academic innovation, and institutional research, planning and assessment.

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Inspiring excellence in teaching and learning and cultivating innovation campuswide

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Guiding academic programs, facilities, partnerships, accreditation and more

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Providing strategic vision and campuswide leadership for community engagement

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Recruiting, admitting, enrolling and supporting talented students from diverse backgrounds

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Providing academic units administrative services for self-support credit and non-credit undergraduate, graduate, professional and pre-college programs

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Supporting all aspects of the faculty experience on campus and advocating for faculty interests and perspectives

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Academic Affairs Finance & Personnel

Leading policies, procedures and resources related to the financial and personnel functions of Academic Affairs

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Accelerating the discovery, development and manufacturing of therapeutics, modern medicines and vaccines

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Elevating the university's international character and supporting international students and scholars

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Enabling the UMD community to effectively leverage campus data

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College Park Programs at Shady Grove

Offering superior academic programs and world class faculty through The Universities at Shady Grove

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The Graduate School

Providing visionary and strategic leadership for graduate education

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Undergraduate Studies

Guiding undergraduate students as they navigate their learning and prepare for the future


University Libraries

Offering inclusive services and innovative technologies for learning, study and collaboration

Our People

The Division of Academic Affairs leadership teams work across campus to execute the university's academic mission and vision. 


The Provost's staff take direct responsibility for guiding the academic development and direction of the institution in accordance with the mission.


The deans oversee the university's 12 schools and colleges, as well as Undergraduate Studies, The Graduate School and the University Libraries.

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