Section 1. The Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost shall be the second officer of the University: shall be appointed by the President with the approval of the Board of Regents; shall be a member of the faculty of each college and school, of the Administrative Council, and of the University Senate; and shall be a member ex-officio of all faculty committees, councils, and boards.

A. General Responsibilities:

  1. The Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost shall make recommendations to the President regarding the internal operations of the University.
  2. He or she shall assign responsibilities for and evaluate completion of the academic objectives of the University to all appropriate officials.
  3. He or she shall monitor the functions and officials of the University’s academic administration and correct any conduct not consistent with the professional and legal fulfillment of the University’s purposes and objectives.
  4. He or she shall be responsible for the preparation of the annual academic budget and the preservation of its integrity.
  5. He or she shall evaluate, on a written annual basis, the performance of all officials reporting directly to his or her office.
  6. He or she shall preside over the meetings of the University Senate in the absence of the President.
  7. He or she shall be responsible for planning the academic future of the University.
  8. He or she shall be responsible for implementation of applicable academic policies of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.
  9. He or she may choose such associates and assistants as may be necessary, and upon appointment to such post by the President and with the approval of the Chancellor and the Board of Regents, these persons so chosen will assist in the conduct of his or her office.

B. The Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost shall also be responsible for the performance of the following functions:

  1. The coordination, correlation, and support (including library support) of instruction, research, and public service programs.
  2. Supervision of the business and financial operations as they relate to academic affairs.
  3. The coordination of all other administrative services. His or her office shall direct the various services of the University to assure maximum benefit to the educational programs and community interests, while restraining the unwise use of University resources.