Office the Provost
The provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette endeavors to advance the university as a global leader in teaching, research and service in a context where Acadiana’s signature spirit of joie de vivre prevails. UL Lafayette plays an essential role in the economic growth of the region and state. Faculty, staff and administrators are involved in dynamic partnerships with both public and private sector entities. Academic Affairs works with faculty to promote on campus learning environment that enhances student outcomes by further developing academic programs. The Provost/VPAA is responsible for development of academic programs in collaboration with Deans, department heads, faculty, staff and students. Academic Affairs works to foster the integration of research in academic programs to promote undergraduate research opportunities and support faculty research. The provost/VPAA works with faculty to grow distance and online course delivery opportunities to serve a broader audience locally, regionally, and nationally. Academic Affairs strives to develop strategies to support faculty development, and to promote faculty engagement in academic governance.