Provost Council


The underlying mission of the Provost’s Council is to ensure that the Vision of the University is most effectively carried out:  namely, that UMPI will design with each student a personalized, technologically innovative education and prepare each graduate for a professional career, global contributions, and lifelong learning.
To achieve this mission, the Provost’s Council will:

  • inform the Provost and other members of the Provost’s Council about academic and student issues and unit-specific decisions that have University-wide implications;
  • ensure that all faculty and staff are an integral part of proficiency based education (PBE);
  • ensure that students experience an integrated and transformative PBE learning environment in curricular and co-curricular activities;
  • ensure that retention practices are aligned and consistent with the university’s mission and vision;
  • discuss and make recommendations on University-wide issues and strategies;
  • make recommendations on issues specific to academic and student policy and practice;
  • engage in strategic and financial planning to provide students with an excellent academic experience and high quality student services that are consistent with the institution’s mission and vision;
  • discuss new programs and initiatives; and
  • organize and share annual assessments and plans for each unit.


The Provost's Council will

  • oversee the implementation of university-wide decisions related to academic affairs, student affairs, and all areas of student development;
  • communicate these decisions fully with the campus community;
  • seek agenda items, advice, and counsel from constituents.


Provost's Council members serve at the invitation of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Affairs.

  • Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Students Affairs (chair)
  • Dean of Students
  • Registrar
  • Director of Advising
  • Director of Student Support Services
  • Director of Library Services
  • Director of the Learning Commons and Student Success
  • Director of the Houlton Higher Education Center
  • Chair of the College of Professional Programs and Education
  • Chair of the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Director of Institutional Research (or appropriate designee)
  • Administrative Assistant (minutes)