Welcome to the Office of Academic Affairs at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. UCCS is one of the four campuses of the University of Colorado. Established in 1965, UCCS enrolls about 10,000 students annually. Current student, faculty, and staff data may be found on the Institutional Research website: www.uccs.edu/ir. The campus is evolving as a new generation university: committed to student success, and valuing teaching and research equally, leveraging the rich resources of its community and of Southern Colorado as well as other campuses of the University.
UCCS is moving rapidly to incorporate advances in technology into its delivery of education both on and off campus. The Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the chief academic officer, provides academic leadership for the University.
The Office of Academic Affairs is dedicated to meeting the academic needs of the student body as well as the faculty. The office is comprised of the Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor Mary Coussons-Read, Vice Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor David Moon, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation Michael Larson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity Kee Warner. Through this team and support staff, a variety of education projects are accomplished each year. Student issues with which this office is involved include general education, curriculum, and technology and course fees. Faculty issues involve personnel hiring and termination, faculty and dean evaluations, tenure, promotion, orientation of new faculty, faculty development, recognition/awards, research, and faculty governance. Other projects include academic program reviews, national and regional accreditations, academic diversity, and assessment and accountability.
The Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs supervises the deans of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences; the College of Business and Administration; the College of Engineering and Applied Science; the College of Education; the School of Public Affairs; Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences; the Graduate School; and the Kraemer Family Library.
The Provost recommends and oversees the instruction, research, and academic support budgets, is principally responsible for assisting the Chancellor in working with the Board of Regents and the Colorado Department of Higher Education and assumes the executive role in the Chancellor's absence. The Provost also serves as campus liaison with the Provosts and Office of Academic Affairs for the CU system as well as with counterparts in other public higher education institutions.