Mission of the Office of Academic Affairs
To support the mission and vision of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, the Office of the Provost and Division of Academic Affairs facilitates excellence in learning among our diverse student body; faculty research and creative/artistic activities, teaching, and service; economic development; public affairs; the personal and professional development of all members of the campus community; and faculty, staff, student, and alumni continuous lifelong learning.
The Office of Academic Affairs includes the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, two Associate Provosts, a special assistant to the provost, an assistant to the Provost - Finance, an administrative manager, an executive staff assistant, a secretary, a coordinator for academic programs and records, undergraduate, an Internet administrator specialist, and student employees.
Role of Academic Affairs
The Office of Academic Affairs is charged with oversight of the University's academic programs. It fulfills this responsibility by working in concert with academic deans, other University leaders, faculty and staff to develop, implement, review, and evaluate its academic programs.
Role of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Serving as the senior academic officer of the University, the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs provides administrative leadership for ten academic units and nineteen centers that accomplish the University's missions in teaching, research/scholarship and service. These units collectively employ more than 1,400 teaching and research staff. The Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is responsible for budgetary oversight of all academic units and advises the Chancellor on all matters relating to academic programs and units.