The Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer of the College responsible for the conduct, supervision and development of all academic programs and initiatives, and for ensuring academic quality and compliance with accreditation guidelines and standards. The Provost recommends appointment, reappointment, and advancement of faculty to the President. The Provost also promotes and encourages faculty professional development, interdisciplinary learning, integration of new technologies, and partnerships with varied outside organizations. The Provost helps to enhance the College’s reputation by serving as a spokesman for it locally, nationally and internationally and advocating for the value of art and design to society. The following areas report to the Provost: Office of the Provost, Undergraduate and Graduate Studies Divisions, Libraries, Academic Facilities, Center for Tutoring and Writing, Center Galleries, and Exhibit Services.