The Office of the Provost provides leadership for all academic programs in support of the University's mission, legacy and academic excellence. The Office of the Provost promotes the professional development and scholarship of its highly effective faculty and talented staff who are committed to providing an engaging and enriching environment that supports student learning and development.
Office of the Provost handles all teaching contracts, maintains faculty academic credentials, conducts procedures for promotion and tenure, and ensures that all faculty meet qualifications in compliance with the SACS Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement.
The office also coordinates annual Commencement Exercises, the Faculty Honors and Awards Program, and the Student Honors and Awards Assembly, Faculty Honors and Awards and the Faculty Staff Institute. The office is also responsible for periodically updating the Faculty Handbook, the Standard Operating Policies and Procedures for Academic Affairs (SOPPAA), and the Undergraduate Catalog.