About Provost Brown
As Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Perry Brown is the Chief Academic Officer for the University of Montana. The Provost's most important duty is oversight of the academic operations of the university. He ensures that UM continues to pursue academic excellence and promote student success.
What does the Provost do?
The Provost is the Chief Academic Officer and oversees initiatives related to:
All Colleges and Schools
He also oversees a number of other academic entities including:
- Registrar’s Office
- Office for Student Success
- Montana Museum of Art & Culture
- Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center
- Central and Southwest Asian Studies Center
- Rural Institute on Disabilities
- Bitterroot College
- program review and accreditation
- program assessment
- revision of academic unit standards
- curriculum modifications including the creation of new academic programs
opportunities for students:
- civic engagement
- field experiences
- undergraduate research
- study abroad
- Global Leadership Initiative
opportunities for faculty:
- international partnerships and exchanges
- sabbatical assignment
- professional development activities
Enrollment Management & Student Success
- recruitment of incoming undergraduate, transfer and graduate students
- financial aid
- graduate teaching and research assistantships
- student support services
- Provost's Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series
- Academic Convocation
- Celebrate Academics
- Constitution Day
The Provost chairs the University Planning Committee and participates in the budgeting, assessment and implementation aspects of the Planning-Assessment continuum.
Raising donor funds
The Provost collaborates with the University of Montana Foundation to raise donor funds for academic initiatives at UM.
The Provost's Organizational Chart shows how Academic Affairs is structured.