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The Office of the Provost leads initiatives designed to support and enhance the academic programs at the University. We do this by improving support systems, conducting financial and other analysis, and other services. We are often aided in this work by faculty who advise on certain matters and provide valuable input.
 
Current Administrative Systems Projects
The Office of the Provost leads several projects to improve the University’s administrative services, including the implementation a modern software platform to support faculty recruitment, review, and promotion, replacement of the University’s financial system and selection of a new course evaluation tool. 
 
University Budget 
Through the Budget Office, the Office of the Provost manages, administers, and implements the University’s annual operating, long-term planning and capital budgets. The Budget Office also provides strategic and operational leadership in financial planning and analysis and works collaboratively with units across campus on their budgets. 
 
Environmental Sustainability  
The University has committed research and resources to build our understanding of sustainability issues around the world and ways to address environmental challenges. 
 
A Sustainable Campus
The Office of Sustainability drives the University's efforts around climate change and energy, high performance buildings, waste reduction, water conservation, and creating awareness and partnerships.  
 
Space and Capital Planning
Since 2000, the University has added approximately one million square feet of academic space to campus. The Office of the Provost maintains a space inventory and provides support for new and renovated facilities. 
 
Faculty Working Groups