Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies

Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies

Associate Provost/Associate Vice Chancellor

The associate vice chancellor/associate provost for academic affairs 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 associate 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 dean of graduate studies, having responsibilities for administering policies and procedures pursuant to graduate students, faculty, and programs. The associate provost also serves as the institution’s UW System Program Planning and Review liaison, the coordinator for learning effectiveness, and as the director of the Office of International Education. Operationally, the associate provost is the lead academic administrator responsible for program audit and review; program improvement and, academic learning assessment; institutional accreditation; and administrative support for faculty and academic staff development. 

The Chalmer Davee Library; Coordinator for Accreditation, Grants and Research Office; Honors and Falcon Scholars; McNair; and URSCA programs; International Education Office; Learning Effectiveness Office; and an executive assistant report to the associate provost. The associate provost serves at the pleasure of the provost and is a member of the Provost’s Council. 

Associate Provost Links

Academic Standards and Expectations for Syllabi


Activity Insight

Area Research Center


Chalmer Davee Library

Civil Liberties


Paul B. and Robert Dykstra Faculty Excellence Award

Keith Wurtz Award for Teaching Excellence

Dykstra Faculty Excellence and Wurtz Teaching Excellence Awards Committee Members

Manley Olson Instructional Academic Staff Professional Development Award

Faculty and Academic Staff Development Board

Faculty Qualifications

Falcon Scholars Program

Graduate Studies

Grants and Research

Higher Learning Commission 

Honors Program

International Education

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 and Graduate Studies


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