The Executive Vice President/Provost is the chief academic officer of the university. Working closely with President George Ross, and the leaders in the academic division, it is my role to help provide an excellent education to our students, both undergraduate and graduate, to promote faculty and student research and creative activities, and to provide service to the community—local and beyond.
CMU’s objective is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and values that will prepare them to be successful once they leave our university. In addition to providing high quality instruction to students in formal classes, both in person and online, the academic division, along with other units in the university, provides many learning experiences outside the classroom.
Active learning is encouraged as exemplified by the many students who engage in internships, service learning opportunities, research projects, study abroad, and participation in student organizations and leadership opportunities. CMU also offers opportunities for students to experience and learn about living in a diverse world through classes, programming and by providing opportunities to interact with others of diverse backgrounds.
Colleges that report to the provost are Business Administration, Communication and Fine Arts, Education and Human Services, Health Professions, Humanities and Social & Behavioral Sciences, Science and Technology, and the emerging School of Medicine.
Additional units in the academic division reporting to the provost also play a critical role in the success of our students and faculty. These include: Academic Administration, Academic Affairs, Graduate Studies, Information Technology, Institutional Diversity, International Affairs, Libraries, Office of the Dean of Students, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Off Campus Programs, and Student Publications.
Please take the time to browse through Central Michigan University’s website. The academic division has web pages that are informative, insightful, and will answer many of your questions. E-mail addresses are included in many of these pages for your convenience.
E. Gary Shapiro
Executive Vice President/Provost