The Provost is the chief academic and budget officer of the university and is responsible for fulfilling and furthering the University’s academic mission statement:
Carleton University is and will be a university dedicated to excellence in research, graduate and undergraduate education. It is the vision of Carleton University that research and teaching are an indivisible unity of endeavour. Within this unity, our teaching focuses on student success and promotes creative and critical inquiry. Our research constitutes a strong force, expanding human knowledge and understanding and addressing the challenges of our world. As Canada’s Capital University, Carleton is and will be committed to enhancing and influencing the intellectual, economic, social, and cultural capacity and development of Ottawa and the surrounding regions and communities that it serves in Canada and the world.
Strategic Academic Planning
The Provost is responsible for academic planning and for fostering an environment of academic excellence and innovation for students, faculty and staff. The Provost represents Carleton academics externally and is responsible for ensuring that Carleton is competitive in Canada and an academic leader across the world.
Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Carleton promotes high-impact teaching practices that foster lifelong learning and, ultimately, student success. The Provost collaborates with the Vice-President (Research and International) to promote research excellence across the university.
Academic Leadership Across the University
The Provost oversees the academic operations of Carleton’s Faculties and Library:
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; Faculty of Engineering and Design; Faculty of Public Affairs; Faculty of Science; Sprott School of Business; Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs and MacOdrum Library
The Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) provides support and resources for academic careers across the University. Current faculty can access resources and forms on the Provost’s Intranet site.
The Provost is Carleton’s Chief Budget Officer and serves as the chair of the Provost Budget Working Group.
Curriculum Development and Quality Assurance
The Office of the Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Academic) oversees curriculum development and the quality assurance process for all academic programs.
Carleton has collective agreements with academic staff including faculty, instructors and professional librarians (CUASA), Teaching Assistants and Contract Instructors employed by Carleton (CUPE 4600 Units 1 and 2), and Postdoctoral Fellows (PSAC 77000).