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Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Welcome from the President and Provost and Executive Vice President

Welcome from our President

President Bill Ruud

By joining UNI's distinguished faculty, you have become part of a 138-year tradition of excellence in teaching/learning, scholarship/discovery and service/engagement. Our student-centered approach to providing exceptional learning opportunities is a hallmark of this great university.

It's an exciting time for students and educators to be part of UNI. Our continuous pursuit of higher levels of achievement in undergraduate education, our state leadership in pre-K through 12 education issues, and our commitment to assisting the state in all facets of economic, cultural and social development are just some of the priorities guiding us through the 21st century.

I encourage you to look into our new Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). This great new center will provide you with helpful instruction and opportunities to enhance your ability to maximize your time in the classroom.

UNI presents a vibrant campus in a beautiful and welcoming community. Explore, become involved and take advantage of all the amenities campus and the Cedar Valley have to offer.

I am confident that you will find your professional association with the University of Northern Iowa to be challenging, fulfilling, enjoyable and exciting!

Welcome to the Panther Family and best wishes for a rewarding academic year.

Bill Ruud


Welcome from the Provost


Dr. Jim WohlpartWelcome to the University of Northern Iowa where our focus on transformational learning has led to national distinction. Faculty here engage in outstanding and rigorous teaching, service to the university, community, and nation, and scholarship that often includes a focus on teaching and learning.

As a new faculty member, you will have the opportunity to join a rich history of innovative teaching that includes an emphasis on teacher education and engaged learning. Along with offering cutting-edge and inspiring classroom teaching, faculty work with students on undergraduate research, community engagement projects, sustainability efforts, internships, and much more.

Most importantly, you will have the unique chance to join a collegial and enterprising faculty and staff dedicated to creating a twenty-first century education that offers students professional preparation for their careers, civic engagement opportunities for their development as citizens, and a pedagogy of discovery that fosters curiosity and wonder and leads to lifelong learning.

With the great opportunity to join the community of faculty, staff, and students at the University of Northern Iowa comes great responsibility, for what we do, day in and day out, changes lives.

In Awe & Wonder,

Jim Wohlpart

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs