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.
"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."