About the Provost's Office
The Office of the Provost is at the heart of the academic enterprise at Utah State University. The fundamental mission of the office is to provide academic vision and leadership to advance and support excellence in teaching/learning, research, and engagement. Vigorous advocacy of the academic programs and intellectual life of the University community characterizes our mission.
As the chief academic officer of the University, the Provost works closely with the President, deans, department heads, academic staff, students, and others in setting overall academic priorities forward. The Provost provides leadership for matters that affect academic programs, research, and engagement involving faculty, students, and staff.
The Provost's Office oversees the quality of programs of instruction and research through collaborative work with deans, department heads, and other vice presidents. The Office helps ensure the quality of the faculty by administering and monitoring procedures and criteria for faculty recruitment and retention, promotion and tenure, and faculty performance. The Provost's Office also works to ensure the quality of student learning by overseeing the curriculum and encouraging and coordinating initiatives in undergraduate education and research. Additionally, the office oversees the admissions, recruitment, and retention for undergraduate and graduate programs.