Among the various responsibilities with which Academic Affairs is charged is the prudent management of the financial resources that support the academic endeavor. More than 20 distinct academic units require coordination and advocacy of financial matters, and it is the Academic Administration group that provides this coordination. Academic Administration fosters strong enterprise-wide relationships to bring about appropriate action/resolutions related to academic business, personnel, space and scheduling, and continuing education matters such that the University's strategic operational goals, mission, and values flourish.
Composed of business, continuing education and technology professionals, the Academic Administration team provides focused stewardship, analysis, and advocacy to all units reporting to the Provost. Academic Administration accomplishes its aims by developing strong enterprise-wide relationships and fostering networks of business and personnel management, training and outreach. The unit proactively partners with senior and executive leadership, serving as a resource to the Provost and all of Academic Affairs, in matters of: policy development; process improvement and implementation; contract review; full-time faculty and staff hiring; space and scheduling; and audit as well as general compliance. Academic Administration further provides coordination around the university's annual planning efforts, including tuition pricing, and also provides expertise to aid in linking the strategic plans of the college/school and service units to the university's overall strategic and operational goals, mission and values.
Academic Administration strives to cultivate a collaborative academic business environment in all respects, partnering with stakeholders to bring about appropriate actions/resolutions regarding academic business matters.