Vice Provost for Academic Affairs & Strategic Initiatives

Vice Provost
Michael T. Stephenson Ph.D.

Michael Stephenson


The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs & Strategic Initiatives provides oversight for the provost’s strategic initiatives to increase student success through retention and graduation, as well as evaluate, develop and promote academic innovations to enhance retention and reach more students. Additionally, the vice provost will oversee academic policies and processes, including curricular approvals, substantive changes, and policies for facility/space assignments; provide leadership for institutional data and survey research functions; lead collaborative assessment efforts across the institution including core curriculum and the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP); advise and coordinate with the provost on administrative and strategic issues of the division of academic affairs; and monitor progress on the University’s Strategic Plan, as well as continuing to serve as the official liaison to SACSCOC and oversee institutional effectiveness, academic program review, and accreditation processes of Texas A&M University.