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The provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs is RIT's chief academic officer and reports to the president and board of trustees. Key responsibilities of this position include shaping and driving the academic mission of the university by:

  • Building and maintaining a vibrant faculty with superior teaching and scholarship achievements
  • Management, development and assessment of all RIT degree programs, including the academic program portfolio at the graduate and undergraduate levels
  • Supervision of the RIT college deans, all of whom report to the provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs
  • Increasing the diversity of RIT's students and faculty
  • Leading the internationalization of the RIT academic curriculum
  • Ensuring the quality of faculty teaching and scholarship in support of student learning experiences
  • Overseeing academic support programs
  • Ensuring that RIT has the highest quality facilities for its academic programs
  • Supervision of the Academic Affairs budgets overall

The Division of Academic Affairs includes more than 15 offices, departments and support units working in concert to support students and faculty at RIT. For a complete list, visit the Departments page.

Academic initiatives: