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Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Welcome to Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs


The University of Northern Iowa is nationally recognized for the high quality educational opportunities provided to students.  The goal of the provost's office is to help provide the highest quality learning environments and to encourage engagement with various communities across the State of Iowa, throughout the country and around the world. Through teaching, scholarship, creative activity and outreach, our outstanding faculty and staff strive to achieve excellence in everything we do.

News and Updates


  • December Academic Affairs Update

    Interview: Dean Gaëtane Jean-Marie

    In June, Dr. Gaëtane Jean-Marie joined UNI as the College of Education's (COE) new dean. Dr. Jean-Marie holds a doctorate from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro as well as degrees from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She recently took time from her busy schedule to be interviewed. Read More

    Rod Library Wins National Award for Quest

    The American Library Association recently awarded Rod Library's innovative fundraising approach with the 2016 $2500 Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award. Read More

  • November Academic Affairs Update

    Into the Future: UNI's Strategic Plan

    Transitioning from last year's Academic Master Plan (AMP), in May a 30-member committee began the process for creating the 2017-22 University Strategic Plan. The Committee gathered significant input from faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors, and community leaders, and over the summer developed an initial draft of the Plan. Read More

    Transitioning from the Academic Master Plan

    The 2015-16 year's final issue of Academic Affairs Update described the Academic Master Plan's (AMP) February and March 2016 Brown Bag events, specifically how the AMP vision and mission statement drafts had been divided into four sections: “The University of Northern Iowa (Who We Are),” “Vision (Who We Aspire to Become),” “Mission (How We Will Get There),” and “Core Principles.” Read More

  • October Academic Affairs Update

    Any “What,” Every “Who:” 2016 Fall Faculty Workshop

    In late August, almost 175 UNI faculty built skills to strengthen hospitable learning atmospheres during the 2016 Fall Faculty Workshop on “Culturally Inclusive Classrooms in All Our Disciplines, for All Our Students.” UNI's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning facilitated the event. Read More

    Developing Leaders in 2015-16

    Throughout the 2015-16 year, the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs partnered with Faculty Senate Chair Steve O'Kane and Faculty Chair Scott Peters, to offer a Leadership Development Series. Read More

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