The Provost is the chief academic officer of the University and oversees all academic programs, activities and initiatives within UNE’s five colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Dental Medicine, the College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Westbrook College of Health Professions, and the College of Graduate and Professional Studies.
The Office of the Provost works with the faculty to support excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. The Office also oversees Student Affairs, Athletics, Research & Scholarship, Clinical Affairs, Library Services, and the Registrar, with a comprehensive focus on student success.
The mission of the Office of the Provost is to provide leadership of the academic enterprise of the university through support of teaching and learning, student success, research, outreach to the community, and ongoing institutional assessment.
UNE is exceptionally well positioned for continued success and innovation going forward. We have an outstanding faculty and professional staff who provide a truly excellent, student-focused educational experience across a comprehensive portfolio of academic programs.
UNE has three core components to its mission: education, research, and community engagement.
- In our educational mission we seek to provide innovative education programs that are aligned with the needs of our region, in order to help students to become part of today’s workforce and to develop into tomorrow’s leaders.
- In our research and scholarship we also seek to address the needs of the region and beyond by partnering with stakeholders and developing team-based, interdisciplinary programs that focus on real-world challenges and real-world solutions. But we take to heart the goal to “think globally but act locally” since the key challenges regionally, such as ocean science and health care, are not only regional but also national and international in scope.
- In our community engagement programs we seek to actively engage with all the stakeholders of our region including industry, non-profit and government organizations, K-12 programs, community groups, and citizens.
In our implementation of those three components we are making bold and innovative investments that will position UNE to be a truly unique and distinctive modern university into the future.