Provost Portfolio Initiatives

Program Changes and Approval

The Provost & Vice-President Academic is responsible for all academic programs at the University of Alberta. The Office supports faculties in moving program proposals through required approval processes.

Quality Assurance

High quality teaching and research programs are a hallmark of the University of Alberta. That's why the institution is committed to a rigorous quality assurance program that both maintains and builds upon the existing strengths of the U of A's academic units and faculties.

Indigenous Programming and Research

In consultation with stakeholders, the University is striving to develop a thoughtful, respectful, meaningful and sustainable response to the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity

Building on the history of equity, diversity, and inclusivity (EDI) work at the university, the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) is dedicated to achieving a more diverse, equitable, accessible, and inclusive environment for all who work, learn, and live within our community-an environment characterized by a fundamental shared commitment to respectful engagement and human dignity.

Freedom of Expression

The University of Alberta actively fosters an inclusive culture committed to the expression of, exposure to, and debate of diverse points of view. Our campuses are forums for rigorous debate. Our work and study excel through exchange and collaboration. Our discourses and discoveries are enriched by the diversity of individuals, groups, disciplines, perspectives, approaches, and questions that characterize our community.

Deans Selections and Reviews

The Provost and Vice-President (Academic) has administrative responsibility for the selection and review of Deans. Recommendations on the appointment and reappointment of Deans are made to the President. Find information about Deans selection and review processes currently underway.

Awards and Funding

The University of Alberta strives to inspire, model and support excellence in teaching, learning, research and service. The University of Alberta honors members of its community with a variety of funding and awards in these areas.