The Vice Provost for Graduate Research and Dean of the Graduate College reports to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The Vice Provost is a senior level position with the expectation that the individual in this role will serve with a high degree of autonomy, discretion, integrity and collegiality. The Vice Provost functions as a representative of the Provost and is often authorized to act on behalf of the Provost. The Vice Provost assists the Provost in implementing the University’s vision, mission and strategic priorities in the areas of graduate education and graduate research. The Vice Provost provides overall academic leadership of the Graduate College. The Vice Provost engages directly with the academic deans, the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, the Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and others to develop and execute policies and procedures to enhance research and graduate education.
The dean is responsible for providing a vision, direction and oversight in support of the University’s strategic plan. Other administrative responsibilities include: managing and allocating financial resources; program development and planning; evaluation and assessment; accreditation oversight; faculty and staff development; faculty hiring, appointments and reappointments, promotion and tenure and post-tenure review; developing strong relationships with other Colleges and external communities; and enforcing academic policies and regulations.