The Vice Provost for Academic Affairs has a multi-faceted position, providing leadership and support for faculty, administrators, staff, and student initiatives. The following academic units report to the vice provost: Distance and Extended Education, Honors, Independent Study of Idaho, International Programs, ROTC (Army, Navy, and liaison with Air Force led through Washington State University), and University Advising Services. University-wide responsibilities include faculty and administrator orientations and professional development, the annual President's Leadership Series, the periodic review of administrator process, program assessment, and selected internal and external awards, recognitions programs, and nominations. Working across the University, the vice provost engages in policy development and implementation and serves as the academic affairs liaison with a number of University standing and ad hoc committees. The vice provosts for academic and student affairs collaborate in the leadership and support of institutional retention initiatives and oversight of the Operation Education scholarship program. The vice provost serves as the Academic Liaison Officer with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and leads the regional accreditation process within the University.
Jeanne Stevenson serves as the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at the University of Idaho. Jeanne began her career as a special education teacher in eastern Washington followed by a faculty position in Maine. She returned to P-12 education as a special education director before moving to Moscow, Idaho. In addition to her current role at the University of Idaho, she has been a faculty member, department administrator, associate dean, and term dean, all in the College of Education.
Jeanne received her bachelor's degree from Central Washington University and her master's and doctoral degrees from Utah State University.