About the Academic Affairs Office
The Office of Academic Affairs is located in University Hall, just west of Providence Road on Stadium Boulevard.
Mission of the Office of Academic Affairs
The mission of the Office of Academic Affairs is to serve as a catalyst for change that promotes quality of and provides access to academic programs in an effective and efficient manner. This mission can be achieved by providing leadership in the improvement of teaching and learning in collaboration with the office of human resources, supporting research and scholarship, and promoting cooperative initiatives that enable the campuses to accomplish their mutual goals.
According to Section 20.030 of the Collected Rules and Regulations, the vice president for academic affairs provides support and advice to the president on the fulfillment of the academic mission of the university related to student learning and success, academic planning and programming. The executive vice president for academic affairs has responsibility for the Western Historical Manuscripts Collection and other specific responsibilities assigned by the president.
In addition, the Office of Academic Affairs advises and provides leadership and service to the UM Board of Curators, the president, and campus chancellors in formulating, interpreting, and implementing policies related to academic affairs.
Mission of the University of Missouri System
The mission of the four-campus University of Missouri System, a land-grant university and Missouri's only public research and doctoral-level institution, is to discover, disseminate, preserve and apply knowledge. The university facilitates lifelong-learning by its students and Missouri's citizens; fosters innovation to support economic development; and advances the health, cultural and social interests of the people of Missouri, the nation and the world.