Welcome to the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UW-Stevens Point). Our mission is to support the outstanding work of UW-Stevens Point’s faculty and staff in fostering student success, providing enriching learning experiences, and enhancing their own professional development.

The Provost serves as UW-Stevens Point’s chief academic officer, providing oversight for the university’s four colleges, its many academic programs, and its faculty and instructional academic staff.

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The Provost’s Office is responsible for numerous functions related to teaching and learning, including:

Faculty and staff will also find help with professional enrichment, including instructional development, pedagogical innovation, as well as research, grants, and extramural funding.

Finally, the Provost’s Office serves as a resource for personnel issues, including those related to:

In addition to these activities, the Division of Academic Affairs also provides direction to a number of UW System and campus initiatives, including:

For assistance with any issue related to academic affairs at UW-Stevens Point, please consult the information available on this website or call our office at (715) 346-4686.

Greg Summers
Provost & Vice Chancellor
Academic Affairs

Office Hour Every Wednesday During the Academic Year

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Academic Affairs Updates

April 2, 2021 Reminder to continue the good work you’ve been doing during past year to stay safe, and to get vaccinated ASAP. Important in next few months to maintain our vigilance even as we gradually prepare for a return to in-person teaching and learning next fall. Chancellor Gibson, our Human Resources office, and UW System will soon share milestones, guidelines, and polices to shape our return to campus. However, these hopeful steps tempered with caution in near term. Many of you likely saw the heartfelt warning from Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the CDC Director, earlier this week. The virus is surging globally again, driven by variants that are more contagious, including among children in schools and younger adults. The same dynamic is now unfolding here in the U.S. despite impressive vaccination efforts. For a good description of the mixture of hope and concern that characterize this moment, I would again recommend the weekly podcast from Dr. Michael Osterholm of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. See especially his most recent episode

March 19, 2021 (1) Soon after spring break, we'll be sharing guidelines for rolling back remote work and restoring in-person staffing and operations; (2) Today was the deadline for deans and directors to submit budgets for next fiscal year. As noted earlier, we'e reducing spending by $2.6M. We have good reason to believe we can navigate these issues successfully; (3) After spring break an update on the creation of an academic plan for the division of Academic Affairs will be shared.

March 5, 2021 (1) Fall 2021 Classes: will return to near-normal levels of in-person teaching. Faculty won't be required to provide virtual options to students unless as a formal accommodation from DATC (unlikely the first option DATC pursues as they work with students). Face covering mandates may continue, but physical distancing will unlikely be required. (2) Employee vaccinations: Please be patient. Student Health Services is doing their best to obtain and distribute vaccinations. Reminder: We need to redouble our efforts to treat each other with kindness and respect. Please do not call Student Health Services as their small staff cannot modify vaccination schedules or dosing they receive and are already working tirelessly. Remember there are other locations in which educators can be vaccinated throughout the state. More information is available at the Portage County Health Vaccination website, the State of Wisconsin Get Vaccinated website, and this Provider Map. (3) Reminder to take time off and utilize paid vacation and personal leave carryover before the July 1, 2021 deadline for faculty and academic staff (December 31, 2021 for university staff)