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  • Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor Search

  • Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor Search Committee Appointed

    The committee will work over the next six months to identify candidates for this important leadership role for Mizzou. I have asked Joi Moore, Professor and Director of the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies, and Marshall Stewart, Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement, to co-chair the committee that will identify candidates and carry out the open search process.

  • Jim Spain Appointed Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

    Dr. Jim Spain has agreed to serve as interim provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, effective Feb. 1. A member of the University of Missouri faculty since 1990, Dr. Spain has extensive administrative experience, including service as vice provost for undergraduate studies; vice provost for eLearning; assistant dean of academic programs for the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; and director of the MU Student Success Center.

  • Patricia Okker Appointed Dean of College of Arts & Science

    Okker has been at the University of Missouri since 1990, and has previously served as chair of the Department of English and senior associate provost. While serving in the provost’s office, Okker was responsible for academic program reviews, strategic planning, leadership development and academic personnel issues. She has served as interim dean of the College of Arts and Science since August 2016. During that time, she launched a career-readiness program for A&S students and oversaw the creation of the School of Visual Studies and approval of the School of Music new building project.

  • MU Graduate Studies Announces STAR Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Teaching Research Mini-Grants

    MU Office of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce the first annual call for proposals for Student Teaching as Research (STAR) Projects. All MU graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are eligible to apply for a $1,500 mini-grant to conduct small research projects on undergraduate/graduate teaching and learning methods and impacts. A total of ten grants are available this year. The deadline for the application is 5:00 pm on Oct. 25th, 2017.

  • A message regarding the presidential proclamation restricting travel

  • Christopher Daubert Named CAFNR Vice Chancellor and Dean

    Daubert joins CAFNR Aug. 1 from North Carolina State University.

  • Food Bank Thank You

    The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri tweeted out Wednesday, November 16 “Thanks Mizzou Team for helping us move 7,000 pounds of fish last night!”

  • Leadership Positions Status

    Curious about the status of open leadership positions? Below is a list of searches conducted by the Office of the Provost since Dr. Stokes started in February 2015.

  • Provost’s March Newsletter - Women of MU

    Readers have asked about the women whose photos were featured in the Provost’s March newsletter. Here’s more about their contributions to the university.

  • 2016 Faculty Promotions and Tenure

    The following faculty members have earned tenure or academic promotions this year. Tenure and promotion are the culmination of years of hard work. They reflect a professional's major contributions to her/his field and to the university. Each of the recognized faculty members has reached a significant career milestone. Reviewing promotion and tenure dossiers is a solemn and challenging responsibility and a great privilege as well. It is inspiring to get an intimate view of the breadth and depth of the accomplishments of our faculty in teaching, research, service, and extension. It is fortunate that these dedicated, gifted scholars have made the University of Missouri their home. Please recognize these talented individuals for their achievements. Congratulations to each newly tenured or promoted individual for her or his remarkable accomplishments.

  • Provost’s September Newsletter

    The fall semester is underway. Welcome back! For many, this is a time of excitement, energy, and anticipation for what the coming year will bring. I am energized as well; there is much to be accomplished and many good people who will help.

  • Research Leaves

  • Mizzou 2020

  • Provost Implements Traveling Office Hours

    Provost Garnet Stokes meets with Tigers 2-3 p.m. Wednesdays.

  • MU Creates Office for Civil Rights and Title IX

    New office centralizes discrimination reporting and investigation.

  • Faculty Salary Equity Study

    During the 2013-2014 academic year, the Chancellor’s Status of Women Committee (co-chaired by Michael Urban and Jordan Hoyt) and the Status of Women Committee in the College of Arts and Science (chaired by Linda Reeder) independently requested that the campus complete a rigorous, external analysis of faculty salaries on issues related to equity.

  • North Carolina State University Biomedical Engineer Named College of Engineering Dean

  • New Missouri School of Journalism Dean Announced

  • MU Chancellor Appoints Stokes as Provost

  • 2014 Academic Innovation and Improvement Showcase

    MU held its first annual Academic Innovation and Improvement Showcase during the Chairs’ Retreat on August 26, 2014. The intention of the Showcase was to share and recognize innovative efforts occurring within academic units that improve the quality of MU’s teaching, research, outreach, and economic development.

  • Promotion and Tenure Call Information for 2014-15 Available

    Because the provost's office website has been redesigned, URLs have changed.

  • Balancing University Missions

    Large state universities share multiple missions, which can often collectively compete with scholarship. Politics, accreditation, income and racial disparities, learning outcomes and more place stress on balancing a university’s mission.

  • Loftin discusses executive searches and shared governance with Faculty Council

    Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin met with Faculty Council members publicly for the first time Feb. 13. He answered questions on Renew Mizzou and shared governance, and offered a rough timetable for hiring the next provost.

  • Search underway for Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost

    Information regarding the position and how you can nominate an outstanding candidate or submit your application!

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