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 aelami2@uic.edu with any questions or concerns.

Provost Initiatives

The John Marshall Law School
The John Marshall Law School and UIC
In July, the board of trustees of both the University of Illinois and The John Marshall Law School voted to create UIC John Marshall Law School — Chicago’s first and only public law school. The acquisition has been approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Illinois Board of Higher Education. For more information, visit jmls.uic.edu
Dr. Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Chicago
Campus Conversation
Campus Conversation Feb. 5, 2019, featured Dr. Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Chicago, discussing What’s Going on and Why? Anger, Fear and the Politics of Blame. Learn more about the Campus Conversation series.
Rachel Poretsky, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, College of LAS
East + West Research Mixer Series
The topic of the E+W Research Mixer on Wednesday, March 6th was Water. Rachel Poretsky, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, College of LAS, was one of the presenters. Learn more about the series.
Faculty-Administrator Leadership Program
Faculty-Administrator Leadership Program
Designed for tenured faculty interested in learning about higher-education administration or considering taking on an administrative job as a director, department head, dean, associate dean, or vice provost, this program helps faculty broaden their understanding of university administrative work and increase their knowledge of leadership issues pertinent to career advancement.
Social Justice Initiative Barbara Ransby, Director
UIC Innovation Center Peter Pfanner, Executive Director
Council on Teacher Education Aginah Muhammad, Executive Director
Extended Campus Janette Salamanca Maldonado, Interim Executive Director