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
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.
Inspiring excellence in teaching and learning and cultivating innovation campuswide
Guiding academic programs, facilities, partnerships, accreditation and more
Providing strategic vision and campuswide leadership for community engagement
Recruiting, admitting, enrolling and supporting talented students from diverse backgrounds
Providing academic units administrative services for self-support credit and non-credit undergraduate, graduate, professional and pre-college programs
Supporting all aspects of the faculty experience on campus and advocating for faculty interests and perspectives
Leading policies, procedures and resources related to the financial and personnel functions of Academic Affairs
Accelerating the discovery, development and manufacturing of therapeutics, modern medicines and vaccines
Elevating the university's international character and supporting international students and scholars
Enabling the UMD community to effectively leverage campus data
Offering superior academic programs and world class faculty through The Universities at Shady Grove
Providing visionary and strategic leadership for graduate education
Guiding undergraduate students as they navigate their learning and prepare for the future
Offering inclusive services and innovative technologies for learning, study and collaboration
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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Through our strategic plan, we have forged a shared commitment to be a university dedicated to the art and science of education and com ...