About

About

The Office of the Provost is responsible for ensuring excellence in the academic mission of the University at University of Massachusetts Amherst in the areas of discovery, education, and public service. The overarching responsibility of the chief academic officer is to advance the academic mission.

The Provost works closely with the deans of the schools and colleges, department heads and chairs, and other senior leadership to provide undergraduate and graduate educational programs of the highest quality and to support the faculty’s efforts to advance knowledge, engage in creative activity, and serve the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world.

A key priority of the Provost is to recruit, retain, and support an outstanding and diverse faculty.

Mission

"The University's mission is to provide an affordable and accessible education of high quality and to conduct programs of research and public service that advance knowledge and improve the lives of the people of the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world."


 


The Academic Affairs Senior Vice Provosts work with other associate provosts at UMass Amherst to provide support to the Provost, the Office of the Provost and reporting units, as well as help develop the Provost Office’s mission.

The provost works closely with the deans of the schools, colleges, and libraries to provide undergraduate and graduate educational programs of the highest quality.

The Provost’s staff fulfills many duties throughout campus, from the Academic Personnel unit to senior leadership.

UMass Amherst is one of the nation's top research universities as measured by national and international rankings, academic citations, and research funding. Our current leadership searches can be found here.

News & Announcements

Professor Gregory J. Kelly has been selected as the next Dean of the College of Education, effective on July 1, 2024.

Dr. Maria del Guadalupe Davidson ­­­has been selected as the next Dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, effective on ­July 1, 2024. 

The faculty members will participate in the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Summer 2024 Faculty Success Program, a 10-week online program designed to help non-tenure track, tenure-track and tenured faculty develop skills to increase research and writing productivity while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

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