The Office of Academic Affairs, through its senior vice president, has primary responsibility for setting the academic focus for the University of Utah and directing and enhancing its mission, both at the undergraduate and graduate/professional levels. The office guides academic and long-range institutional planning, with oversight of academic faculty and staff, budget planning, enrollment management, information resources, and student admissions and retention.
The senior vice president of academic affairs—a position known as a provost at other universities—reports directly to the president as a member of the executive leadership team and actively participates in setting the strategic direction while aligning academic and budget priorities.
U to you lecture
Remember when a friend was someone you regularly met in person? When SPAM was just a food product? When fishing was done with the pole? When a party line wasn’t something you said at a social event? The Internet has brought huge changes in how our social interactions occur, information (and disinformation) is shared, and business is conducted. Senior Vice President Dan Reed examines how the Internet was created, introduce you to some of the colorful characters who helped create it, and reflect on some of the social, technical, and economic challenges ahead.
U rising podcast: SVP Dan Reed on our Fall Semester Plan
Dan Reed, senior vice president for Academic Affairs, has led our planning efforts for Fall Semester 2020—no small task. In this episode, he shares the principles that have guided our efforts, explains our mixed format approach to instruction, the reasoning behind our fall schedule and the many precautions the U is taking to promote health. Recorded on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2020. Thanks to Brooke Adams and Dave White for technical assistance. Music by Taylor Hartley.
University of Utah Libraries are a critical element of our campus culture—supporting research, scholarship and education. But several forces are transforming academic libraries, including changes in publishing; federal mandates for open access and data preservation; and increasing serial subscription costs.
The Library Futures Taskforce is working to develop a sustainable plan for the future. To help guide the strategic planning process through these shifts, the U community is invited to a series of virtual town halls over the next month to provide input. Four town halls have been scheduled to allow students, faculty and staff to share how they use the library’s collection.
Incoming first year and transfer students: may apply through the UofU general admissions application (only Summer or Fall entry submissions accepted). Upload essays via the U application. Applicants who submit completed applications, pay application fees, and submit transcripts and test scores to the University Office of Admissions will be reviewed by the Honors College. For freshman students to be considered for the Honors College priority date, students must submit a complete application (including transcripts and applicable test scores) to the University by the priority deadline.
Applications for 2021 Open
As part of the University of Utah’s Strategy Refresh and One U initiatives, the Educational Futures Task Force—a group of more than 75 faculty, staff and students—considered what education and learning might look like in five, 10 or 15 years and beyond. Learn more about the university’s vision and guidelines for meeting the needs of a growing and diversifying student population and preparing them for success in a global economy.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
The Academic Affairs Office is dedicated to making the University of Utah a more welcoming and inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff from under-represented and minority communities. Join us as we work together as One U!
As a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), the University of Utah is at the forefront of scientific inquiry and educational excellence. Our faculty are an essential part of the university’s continued effort to advance society through academic achievement, technological innovation and selfless service. The Academic Affairs Office works to promote this work through several initiatives.
UTAH INFORMATICS INITIATIVE (UI2)
In 2019, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dan Reed established the University of Utah Informatics Initiative (UI2) to build on the institution’s existing educational, research and workforce development strengths. UI2 makes the U the University for Utah when it comes to data-driven science and engineering research; educational innovation in certificate and degree development; and technology preparedness.
Academic Leadership Team
Dan ReedSENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
Mark WinterASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR BUDGET
Martha BradleySR. ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
Steve RobinsonSR. ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
Sarah PojanskyASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR FACULTY
Laura MarksCHIEF OF STAFF
Sr. Vice President Reed’s News & Events
- Online Learning Survey results
Survey results reveal how students and faculty have responded to the switch to online learning.
- Top stories of 2020: Member of campus community tests positive for COVID-19
Information to protect the campus community.
- Library town halls wrap up with questions about a post-journal future
The last of four virtual town halls got down to one of the thorniest issues facing the institutions: the cost of journal subscriptions.