Welcome to the University of Alaska Southeast's Office of the Provost
Provost is a title commonly used for the senior academic officer at institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada. At UAS, the Provost is Dr. Richard A. Caulfield. He reports to Chancellor John Pugh and has responsibilities for supporting and advancing the quality of all university academic programs ranging from certificates and non-credit offerings to baccalaureate and graduate programs. Provost responsibilities include a focus on strategic and assessment planning, accreditation, student outcomes, assessment, program review, research coordination, and support for university-wide student success and retention strategies. The Provost oversees the work of deans, directors, and faculty in UAS’ four schools and three campuses. The Vice Provost assists the Provost in these responsibilities, and also supervises UAS Institutional effectiveness and Learning Center activities.
On a daily basis, the Provost’s Office handles vital issues such as: academic budget priorities and requests, academic programming initiatives, as well as faculty and staff personnel concerns which include recruitment, promotion and tenure. The Provost works closely with the Faculty Senate through a process of shared governance and also with the Provost’s Council which is made up of deans, directors, and others at UAS who are engaged with academic programs.
In 2010, UAS embarked on a new Strategic and Assessment Planning process that contributes directly to accreditation and development of a new UAS Strategic and Assessment Plan for 2010-2017. For more details of this important effort, please visit the Strategic Planning website.