A Guide to the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Programs
The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Programs (OVPAP) is responsible for overseeing the University’s academic programs and educational partnerships, and for leading the University’s accreditation process.
The office supports the creation of new educational programs by working with schools to develop innovative curricula and securing approvals from the University as well as from the New York State Education Department. OVPAP ensures that schools across the University have the support necessary to deliver high quality academic programs. It also serves as a platform to share information, innovation, and best practices across and between units.
OVPAP conducts periodic, rigorous academic reviews of schools, institutes, and other University-wide units. The office is also engaged in supporting faculty development, administering University-wide awards for faculty and graduate students, managing internal funding competitions for faculty, and facilitating interschool fellowships for graduate students.
Additionally, OVPAP works closely with the Office of Planning and Institutional Research (OPIR). OPIR provides analytical and research support to the Provost and other senior administrators and reports historical and current information about the University to both internal and external unit.
Education Deans at the schools work closely with the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Programs.