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Position Description and Duties of the Provost


The Provost and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs (hereafter called the VPASA in this document), is the Chief Academic Officer of the University and serves as the Chief Administrative Officer in the President's absence.  The VPASA directs and administers all operations and activities of the academic colleges, departments, academic support areas, student affairs and student life, enrollment management, oversees LA GRAD Act reporting, monitors student mentoring, oversees Financial Aid, arranges for Professional Development for faculty and staff, and communicates with faculty, staff, and students.  The Office of the Provost maintains the Faculty Handbook. S/he ensures the University and state-level policies and procedures are followed and that regional accreditation compliance is maintained.  S/he works closely with leaders of other Universities and Community Colleges to ensure articulation agreements are current.  Additionally, the VPASA chairs the Curriculum Review CouncilThe VPASA represents the faculty and staff of this area on the President's Cabinet.  The VPASA is a tenured faculty member who teaches at least one course per year but may teach more if necessary.  The VPASA is responsible for all academic and student affairs issues.