Welcome to the Office of the Provost
June Pierce Youatt
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
From the Provost's Desk
At my LEAD session last week, I asked those in attendance to please provide feedback on five areas where their input is needed. That feedback has been received, and will help us move forward in each of the five areas.Continued...
The Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer for Michigan State University, providing leadership for matters that affect academic programs, research, and outreach involving faculty, students, and staff. The Provost oversees the quality of programs of instruction and research through collaborative work with deans, departmental chairs, and other Vice Presidents, addressing issues such as effective planning, good management, and program reviews. Additionally, the Provost is responsible for overseeing academic and budgetary planning and priorities.
The Provost helps ensure the quality of the faculty by administering and monitoring procedures and criteria for faculty appointments and promotions, working conditions, and tenure. The Provost works to ensure the quality of student learning by overseeing the curriculum and encouraging and coordinating initiatives in undergraduate education. In addition, the Provost coordinates recruiting and admissions for undergraduate and graduate programs.