Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Poser

Welcome to the website of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of Illinois Chicago. UIC prides itself on providing students with access to academic excellence and opportunity in an exciting urban environment. We are Chicago’s only public research university, and one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse college campuses in the country, with over 31,000 students, 16 colleges, a hospital and a health sciences system. We are also the home to Chicago’s only public law school, the UIC John Marshall Law School.

As UIC’s chief academic officer, I am responsible for the planning, execution, and assessment of UIC’s academic programs so that our students are prepared to pursue their chosen paths in life and to be productive and contributing members of their communities. I am dedicated to the support and retention of our outstanding faculty, and to the recruitment of the next generation of scholars and researchers.

This office, along with the leadership team at UIC is deeply engaged in facilitating the implementation of the strategic priorities identified by the Chancellor and supported through an extensive process of faculty governance. These priorities are:

This website contains resources about academic policies and opportunities at UIC. The academic mission is further supported and implemented by the Vice Provosts.  Contact the Office of the Provost or email Associate Provost and Chief of Staff, Aisha El-Amin at with any questions or concerns.

Provost Initiatives

Dale Reed, Clinical Professor of Computer Science, teaching at home.
Fall 2020 Online Instructional Resources for Faculty
Resources, announcements, tips, and upcoming informational sessions for faculty preparing to teach online.
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Student Resources
Resources and services to assist students in achieving their academic goals.
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Provost Initiatives
Initiatives and programs supporting UIC's academic mission.
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Faculty Resources
An array of resources to support faculty success.
Social Justice Initiative Barbara Ransby, Director
UIC Innovation Center Peter Pfanner, Executive Director
Center for Teaching Excellence Erin O’Leary, Executive Director
Council on Teacher Education Aginah Muhammad, Executive Director
Extended Campus Dara Crowfoot, Assistant Vice Chancellor