The Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs is the Chief Academic Officer of the University and has administrative responsibility for, and proper jurisdiction over, the academic programs and the faculty and staff serving the various academic units, colleges, schools, divisions, and departments. The divisions within Academic Affairs include: the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, The Graduate School and Office of Research, The School of Continuing Education and Special Programs, The School of Computer and Information Sciences, and the University Libraries. The Senior Vice President has a major role in developing academic rules and regulations, planning and developing curriculum, and planning for and participating in faculty recruiting and appointments. The Senior Vice President also acts as Affirmative Action Officer for Faculty and Administration.
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