Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Graduate Studies

Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies

The Associate Provost/Associate Vice Chancellor

The Associate Vice Chancellor/Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Student Success, and Graduate Studies serves as the chief deputy to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs; serves in the provost’s place when the need arises; and collaborates with deans, directors, and other university leaders and staff to further the academic mission and priorities of UW-River Falls. The ssociate provost represents the provost on governance and system committees and serves as a liaison to other administrative and academic units, both on and off campus.

The associate provost serves as the director of Institutional Research; the institution’s UW System Program Planning and Review liaison, UW System Program Integrity Rules coordinator, the UW System Academic Programs and Educational Innovation liaison; the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Accreditation liaison officer; and the dean of graduate studies, having responsibilities for administering policies and procedures pursuant to graduate students, faculty, and programs; and has director-level responsibilities for the Office of International Programs. Operationally, the associate provost is the lead academic administrator responsible for program audit and review; program prioritization, academic learning assessment; institutional accreditation; faculty development, chair orientations, Activity Insight, co-curricular assessment, and administrative support for faculty and academic staff development. 

Continuing Education, the Grants and Research Office, the Chalmer Davee Library, Institutional Research, the Office of International Education, the Falcon Scholars Program, the Honors Program, the Learning Effectiveness Office, the Coordinator for Accreditation, and a program assistant-confidential report to the associate provost. The associate provost serves at the pleasure of the provost and is a member of the Provost’s Council. 

Coordinator of Accreditation Search

Position Description

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Jill Johnson
Tuesday, Sept. 14
1-2:30 p.m.
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David Behling
Wednesday, Sept. 15
10-11:30 a.m.
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Megan LaFontaine-Gellart
Wednesday, Sept. 15
1-2:30 p.m.
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Associate Provost Links

Academic Plan

Academic Standards and Expectations for Syllabi


Activity Insight

Area Research Center


Chalmer Davee Library

Civil Liberties


Keith Wurtz Award for Teaching Excellence
Paul B. and Robert Dykstra Faculty Excellence Award
Manley Olson Instructional Academic Staff Professional Development Award

Continuing Education

Faculty and Academic Staff Development Board

Faculty Qualifications

Falcon Scholars Program

Graduate Studies

Grants and Research

Higher Learning Commission 
The associate provost serves as UWRF's accreditation liaison officer.

Honors Program

Institutional Research

International Programs - Global Connections

McNair Program

Program Audit and Review

Program Improvement Process

Right to Know (Your Right to Know)

Student Handbook

Textbook Services/Rental

University Archives

Upward Bound

URSCA.  Undergraduate Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity

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Wes Chapin, Associate Provost/Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs


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