Role of Academic Affairs, Research and Student Success
The vice president for Academic Affairs, Research and Student Success works closely with campus chief academic and student affairs officers to oversee academic and student affairs for the UT system and coordinate mission statements, academic strategic plans, academic policy, shared governance and admission, progression and retention standards.
The vice president serves as staff to the Education, Research and Service Committee of the UT Board of Trustees.
In this capacity, the office:
- Develops and evaluates campus and system strategic plans and mission statements.
- Reviews proposals for new academic programs and revisions of existing programs.
- Establishes new academic organizations and structures such as major campuses, colleges and institutes.
- Develops and revises policies on admissions, progression and retention standards.
- Develops and revises student and faculty policies.
- Serves as liaison to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC), Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC), Department of Education, Tennessee Diploma Project, Southern Regional Education Board’s (SREB) Academic Common Market, and the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
- Provides institutional research support.
- Sponsors and organizes various system-wide events for staff, faculty, and students.
- Ensures compliance with legislation concerning academic policies, practices and procedures.