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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 thirteen degree-granting schools and colleges, the Graduate School, and the School of Continuing Education, as well as the Accessibility Resource Center, Assessment and Institutional Research; the Office of Central Advising; English as a Second Language Program; the Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Education; the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning; the Honors College; the Center for International Education; Office of Research; the Roberto Hernandez Center, and the UWM Libraries.

 

Provost Britz biography

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