The Provost and Executive Vice President, as the chief academic and budget officer, administers the academic programs (instruction and research in schools and other unaffiliated units) and university services in support of the academic programs (student affairs, libraries, information resources, and institutional planning).
The Provost and Executive Vice President is responsible for the institution-wide general direction of the instruction, research and outreach activities of the university and is the senior member of the administrative cabinet next to the president. The Provost and Executive Vice President chairs the Provost's Council and coordinates the activities of the vice presidents and other senior administration members. The executive council has responsibility to develop and recommend policy and budget priorities for consideration and action by the president. Acting for the president, and within delegated responsibility, the Provost and Executive Vice President develops and assures compliance with administrative directives as are reasonable and necessary to support the mission of the university.
Some specific academic oversight responsibilities of the Provost and Executive Vice President include:
- Fostering excellence in departments and divisions
- General direction of curriculum planning
- General direction of the University of Idaho's research and outreach efforts
- Promotion of academic freedom and tenure
- Development of plans and budgets for academic programs and services
- Student recruitment and retention
- General direction of academic support programs and services
- General direction of student services programs and evaluation of academic administrators
- Oversight of faculty personnel system and faculty development program
The vice provosts and college deans report to, and work closely with, the university provost and executive vice president in these responsibilities.