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.
As the fall semester begins, and the energy and enthusiasm on the campus returns, I want to welcome all of you back to a glorious start of the 2015-2016 academic year. In some way, each of us individually and all of us collectively are called to this work of teaching, which is, at its heart, centrally about creating opportunities for students to learn.
I have had the chance today to talk with students as they scurry from one class to the next or sit on the lawn studying. They are excited to be here, and for them we must model the type of community that we want to see in the classroom—a community of curiosity and inquiry, of high expectations filled with a desire to learn and grow and become, of respect and deep listening. Read more
Welcome back to a glorious start of the 2015-16 academic year. As you know, we have a unique opportunity at the University of Northern Iowa to create a national model for teaching and learning in the 21st century, and given the pressures facing higher education there is some level of responsibility that falls to our shoulders because of this opportunity. Read more
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