University of Wisconsin–Madison
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Welcome! The Office of the Provost provides the guiding vision and framework for UW-Madison's academic leadership and administrative management.

Meet the Provost More

The Office of the Provost provides leadership to advance the academic and administrative goals of the campus, including efforts to ensure the fulfillment of the Wisconsin Idea in the state of Wisconsin and beyond.


Institutional Accreditation

Every ten years the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) conducts a comprehensive review of the university to assure accountability and to improve the quality of higher education. UW-Madison has been continuously accredited since 1913.

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Diversity Framework

UW-Madison's Diversity Framework is a working document conceived to ensure that recommended action steps regarding diversity, inclusion and climate are put into place on campus.

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Educational Innovation (EI) Initiative

The mission of EI is to engage and inspire students through enriched learning. The initiative aims to 1). Enable personalized learning experiences, at scale, using technology, 2). Expand access for both traditional and new student audiences.

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Wisconsin Experience

The Wisconsin Experience is UW-Madison’s vision for the total student experience, which combines learning in and out of the classroom. It is tied to the Wisconsin Idea and steeped in our long-standing institutional values.

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Summer Term

Summer Term at UW-Madison continues to build program offerings to help students enhance their learning, and advance their degrees and future careers.

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Libraries Facilities Master Plan

The Campus Libraries Facilities Master Plan is intended to provide direction for campus library buildings through the next 20-25 years. Throughout the process, several workshops and outreach efforts have taken place across campus.

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