The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs provides leadership in the planning, development, implementation, and assessment of all academic programs and many service areas. The Provost serves as the chief academic officer of the University with responsibility for academic and senior-level internal leadership and serves as the primary representative for the President in his absence.
The Provost also coordinates the team of senior staff to achieve the University's established major goals as identified by the President and the Board of Trustees. This team coordinates reporting units, carries out teaching and learning initiatives, and works with the Academic Senate, Administrative/Professional Council, Civil Service Council, Student Government Association and other representative bodies to maintain the university's tradition of shared governance.
Educating Illinois incorporates the University's vision, mission, and core values. The plan guides the University in its daily operations and provides a roadmap to the future. Educating Illinois 2013-2018: Individualized Attention, Shared Aspirations was endorsed by each of the University governance groups in spring 2013. The Board of Trustees of Illinois State University endorsed the plan in February 2013.