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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


  • January Academic Affairs Update

    RISE-ing to the Challenge: UNI Refugee and Immigrant Support and Empowerment
    By Dr. Adrienne Lamberti and Katy Resop Benway, Post-Baccalaureate Candidate (English)

    Iowa has one of the fastest growing refugee populations in the nation; Waterloo alone is home to more than 2,000 refugees from Burma, and between 100-200 Congolese immigrants. Read More

    Writing the World
    By Marci Swank, M.A. in English (2015)

    Students who've experienced it have called it one of UNI's best-kept secrets. Non-profit, not-for-profit, and for-profit organizations come back to it repeatedly. It has generated hundreds of communications impacting local, state, and inter/national audiences. Read More

  • TIER Efficiency Reports

    Academic Cases:

    1 - AdAstra Course Scheduling Report  (Note:  Reports for all three Regents Universities included; UNI's report is the third report.)

    2 - Pappas: Review for Enrollment Management and e-Learning

    Pappas and AdAstra Report Survey 

    Additional reports regarding TIER Efficiency Project can be found at: Efficiency and Transformation Study website.

    New Peer Selection Report:

    Peer Institution Selection Process (You will need to be logged in with your CatID to review this report)

  • November Academic Affairs Update

    Academic Master Plan Evolves

    By Kayley Lobberecht, M.A. Candidate (Post-Secondary Education) and Dr. Adrienne Lamberti

    President Ruud's charge to the Academic Affairs Division to develop an Academic Master Plan (AMP)—including a vision, mission, and strategic goals and outcomes—now has elicited several working drafts. Read More

    Migrating Knowledge from the World into the Classroom: 2015 Fall Faculty Workshop

    In late August, almost 200 UNI faculty explored innovative teaching strategies during the 2015 Fall Faculty Workshop on “Improving Students’ Critical Thinking Skills.” Read More

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