Teams and Reporting Units
In addition to Schools and Colleges, the Office of the Provost has a number of reporting teams and units.
University Analytics and Institutional Research (UAIR) and the Office of Academic Planning and Assessment (OAPA) support academic data-informed decision-making within the Office of the Provost and across the university.
The mission of Career Development and Professional Connections is to educate students in all phases of their career development and to empower them in making gratifying career decisions to develop and transition successfully in a diverse and global society.
CTL supports faculty and provides resources focused on student-centered teaching, course and curriculum design, faculty mentoring, intercultural competency, scholarly writing, leadership, and more.
The mission of UMass Civic Engagement and Service-Learning (CESL) is to promote learning for lifelong, democratic engagement, partnering with communities on and off campus to work collectively for a more just society.
The Office of Faculty Development (OFD) supports all faculty with services and programs that strengthen research, service, and professional growth. OFD helps faculty navigate career transitions, develop a mentor networks, strengthen leadership skills, enrich scholarly writing, and more.
UMass Amherst is committed to supporting equity and inclusion in all aspects of faculty life through a rigorous approach to recruiting a diverse faculty. Our inclusive approach to faculty development and advancement foregrounds mentoring and community building for faculty success.
The Fine Arts Center is the multidisciplinary arts and innovation hub of the University of Massachusetts, supporting the development of students and artists and enhancing the cultural life of Western Massachusetts.
IDEAS guides educators through the exploration of new technology to present the best and most flexible versions of educational programs to reach students everywhere. The IDEAS team offers one-on-one consults, technology training and webinars, the Instructional Media Lab, and more.
The International Programs Office (IPO) provides educational abroad experiences for students and supports international students and scholars. IPO also provides vital information and resources for faculty and staff traveling abroad.
The Learning Resource Center (LRC) offers University of Massachusetts Amherst students a peer-supported environment to meet academic challenges. Tutors, Supplemental Instruction Leaders, and ExSEL Leaders are model students trained to assist their peers in achieving academic success.
The UMass Amherst undergraduate Student Success unit is a division of both the Office of the Provost (academic affairs) and Student Affairs and Campus Life. We create and contribute to campus-wide approaches and programs that increase student persistence and retention, support timely progress toward degree completion, build campus partnerships, and support holistic student learning and development through the advancement of high-impact educational practices.
Air Force ROTC Detachment 370 provides opportunity for students to enroll in our program as part of their college curriculum. Upon graduation they are commissioned as officers in the Air Force as pilots, engineers, nurses, or as one of 30 other job specialties.
The Office of Undergraduate Research and Studies (OURS) is a branch of the Learning Resource Center and is a resource for all undergraduates in all majors and at all stages of experience.
As a key partner in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and beyond, the University Libraries foster a diverse, inclusive, and user-centered environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the skills necessary for independent learning and critical thinking.
UWW provides innovative, personalized learning experiences and support to all students no matter what stage of life they are in. We empower learners to explore and pursue academic pathways—on campus, online, and blended—that meet goals, improve lives, and inspire change.