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 at 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, 15 colleges, a hospital and a health sciences system.

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.

The John Marshall Law School and UIC: Chicago's Public Law School

The board of trustees of both the University of Illinois and The John Marshall Law School have voted to create UIC John Marshall Law School, which will become Chicago’s only public law school. In addition to providing current and prospective students with a more affordable legal education, UIC’s acquisition of John Marshall will create opportunities for interdisciplinary courses and new joint and dual-degree programs aligned with UIC strengths in disciplines such as the health sciences, engineering and technology, urban planning and public administration, the social sciences and business.

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Social Justice Initiative Barbara Ransby, Director
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