Aerial view of UW-Madison campus

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.

Initiatives

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.

Bascom Hall atop Bascom Hill is pictured in a fisheye-lens aerial view of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus

Reincorporation of UW Cooperative Extension and Public Media

UW-Madison welcomes back Wisconsin Public Radio, Wisconsin Public Television, UW Cooperative Extension and UW-Extension Conference Centers. Returning these institutions to campus will strengthen our ability to serve communities across the state.

A

Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative

The Cluster Hiring Initiative is designed to foster collaborative research, education and outreach that crosses the boundaries of existing academic departments by providing support for interdisciplinary strategic hiring of faculty.

Tehshik Yoon (right), associate professor of chemistry, holds a discussion with graduate research assistant Travis Blum (left) and research associate Dani Schultz in a lab at UW-Madison

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.

UW-Madison undergraduate students discuss election law in a class

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, and 2) expand access for both traditional and new student audiences.

Participants look at a poster presentation at UW-Madison's Undergraduate Symposium

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.

Graduate students studying water resources engineering and science, collect data and water samples from Lake Mendota near the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus