About the Office of the Provost and the Division of Academic Affairs
Johannes Britz, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, provides academic leadership to the University in its core work of scholarship, teaching, and learning. The provost acts as the chief executive officer of the institution in the chancellor’s absence.
The provost and provost’s office staff members work collaboratively with the deans, shared governance groups, and colleagues across campus on enhancing academic programming; advancing UWM’s research agenda; and ensuring success for all students. The provost’s office is also responsible for faculty and staff development and personnel oversight, institutional accreditation and accountability for the assessment of student learning outcomes, and collaborations with other institutions and organizations to catalyze research growth, economic development, and new interdisciplinary program offerings.
The Division of Academic Affairs is comprised of twelve degree-granting schools and colleges, the Graduate School, and the School of Continuing Education, as well as the Academic Opportunity Center; the Accessibility Resource Center, Assessment and Institutional Research; the Center for International Education; the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning; the Center for Urban Initiatives & Research; the Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Education; the Honors College; Office of Undergraduate Research; Panther Academic Support Services; the Roberto Hernandez Center; the Student Support Services Program; TRIO and Pre-College Programs, and the UWM Libraries.