Academic Affairs at Northern Arizona University
Led by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the division partners with the Office of the President
to achieve the university’s mission and goals. Some of the means by
which we strive to support these efforts include:
Learn more about the values, vision, and mission of Academic Affairs at Northern Arizona University.
Who we are
Academic Affairs consists of six discipline-based colleges, together with the University Honors Program, Graduate College, University College (UC), the Center for International Education, Cline Library, and the Office of the Registrar.
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
The Vice Provost for Academic Affairs oversees undergraduate study, comprised
of programs and curricula designed to help students develop essential skills in
communication, critical thinking, and quantitative and scientific reasoning.
Vice Provost for Academic Personnel
The Vice Provost for Academic Personnel serves as the “human resources” arm for academic faculty and
staff. This unit also is responsible for faculty performance reviews, the
granting of tenure, and new faculty recruitment.
The Vice Provost for Teaching, Learning Design & Assessment
The Vice Provost for Teaching, Learning Design & Assessment oversees instructional and academic program planning, institutional accreditation, curriculum and assessment, and innovation in the use of technology.
Center for International Education
The Center for International Education provides institutional leadership in transforming NAU into a global campus. This unit supports academic departments in ensuring that students are prepared to be globally competent and provides direct support to faculty in securing international teaching and research opportunities.
Cline Library provides access to research resources such as databases, books, media, study areas, technology, archives, and other tools for student success.
College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences
Students in the College of Engineering, Forestry & Natural Sciences train for careers in fields spanning from basic and applied sciences to health care and engineering. Our students are prepared for the 21st century economy.
College of Health and Human Services
The College of Health and
Human Services (CHHS) offers a variety of pathways to healthcare
careers. CHHS strives to meet local, regional, and statewide demand for
College of Education
Offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs,
the College of Education prepares
students to lead and inspire as educators.
College of Arts and Letters
The College of Arts and
Letters offers degree programs in the arts, humanities, and modern
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
The College of Social and
Behavioral Sciences encompasses a diverse set of programs that
emphasize social justice and change, human behavior, global perspectives and
diversity, and environmental sustainability.
The W.A. Franke College of Business
Students in the W.A.
Franke College of Business develop leadership, management, and other
professional skills to drive economic growth in Arizona and beyond.
The Graduate College
The Graduate College is here to advance graduate studies and to help students be more successful.
The Honors Program
The Honors Program prepares academically motivated students for a global and changing society by cultivating creative problem solving abilities and communication skills through a rigorous, personalized program of study.
The Office of the Registrar
The Office of the Registrar manages student academic records and course enrollments and provides a wide range of services for academic departments and faculty.