The Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs is the senior academic administrator of NJIT and is responsible for the academic affairs of the university. Given the broad scope of Academic Affairs, numerous offices and entities are under the umbrella of the Provost’s Office. These include, for example, all academic schools and colleges, the Van Houten Library, the Office of Graduate Studies, the Office of International Students, the Office for Continuing and Distance Education, and the Office for Information Services and Technology. All of the faculty and instructional staff ultimately “report” to the Provost.
The Provost collaborates with the President in setting overall academic priorities for the University and allocates funds to carry these priorities forward. The Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs is a member of the university’s senior administration; should the President be away or otherwise unavailable, the Provost may act as President should the need arise.