Office of the Provost


The University of Massachusetts Boston is pleased to welcome you to this site, which represents the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

This office is responsible for ensuring, pursuing, and sustaining the quality of intellectual life associated with the university, including that of all academic programs, providing an environment within which the best teaching, learning, and research are nurtured, respected, and enriched, where engagement with the communities (local, national, and global) is valued and conserved, and supporting a cultural and social climate where exploration and development of self, as well as the inter- and trans-national “other,” are cultivated.

Visitors to this site, who are not members of our university, are encouraged to find out more about us. You are likely to discover that you will want to join our community of first-class scholars and learners.

Which units report to the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs? See the list below:


Academic Support Services Information Technology
College of Advancing and Professional Studies Institutional Research and Policy Studies
College of Education and Human Development Joseph P. Healey Library
College of Liberal Arts Office for Faculty Development
College of Management Office of Global Programs
College of Nursing and Health Sciences Office of the Vice Provost for Research
College of Public and Community Service School for Global Inclusion and Social Development
College of Science and Mathematics School for the Environment
Graduate Studies UMass Press Senior Editor
John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies University of Massachusetts Intercampus Marine Science Graduate Program
Honors College  



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