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Deputy Provost Office Organizational Chart and Adminstrative structure (PDF)


Academic Affairs Council

The Academic Affairs Council is convened monthly by the Deputy Provost to discuss issues of general importance to the Case Western Reserve University community. The Academic Affairs Council consists of representatives of the administration of the eight schools, the deans of Graduate Studies and Undergraduate Studies, and the heads of various units that support the academic, research, and service missions of the University.




The Academic Careers in Engineering & Science (ACES) program at Case Western Reserve University was part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE program to develop a national science and engineering workforce that includes the full participation of women at all levels of faculty and academic leadership.

As the first private university to be awarded the NSF-ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant, we created a model of institutional transformation, particularly in the areas of enhanced transparency in faculty recruitment, advancement, development, and retention policies and improved accountability and effectiveness at the school/college and departmental level. CWRU's institutional transformation has been a multifaceted initiative to promote a campus-wide culture characterized by equality, participation, openness, and accountability.

At the conclusion of the award in 2008, four innovative initiatives were institutionalized as ACES+: Executive Coaching, Hotline Coaching, ADVANCE Opportunity Grants and the Summer Undergraduate Research Program for Minorities.

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Threat Assessment & Behavioral Intervention Team (TABIT)

The Threat Assessment and Behavioral Intervention Team is a multidisciplinary team of professional faculty and staff whose task is to assess potentially dangerous threats or behaviors from students, faculty, staff, visitors, contractors and non-affiliated individuals and to take steps—consistent with existing university guidelines—to maintain a safe campus.

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Faculty Development Council

The mission of the Faculty Development Council is to provide a comprehensive framework for all faculty development initiatives across the University and develop campus-wide priorities for strengthened faculty recruitment, advancement, retention, and performance.
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Faculty Senate Committees

The Faculty Senate is charged with governing the policies of Case Western Reserve University faculty. The Deputy Provost is an Ad Hoc member of the Faculty Senate Committee on Compensation and the Faculty Senate Committee on Personnel.


FSMlogoFlora Stone Mather Center for Women

Mission: The mission of the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women at Case Western Reserve University is to support and empower women through education, advocacy and leadership.

Vision: The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women will serve as a resource to all women at the university by offering a variety of initiatives focused on leadership development and recognition, gender equity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields, and women's health.

We will serve as a source of empowerment and support for women and our advocacy efforts will be known for addressing violence against women and promoting dialogues on women and gender.

Our collaborative work will bring together faculty, staff, students and community to create a synergy of effort that benefits both the campus and community.

We will be inclusive of all women and encourage them to become actively engaged in the center's efforts while achieving their academic, professional and personal goals that will transform themselves and society.

Values: We respect the diverse views and experiences of everyone, support activities that enhance inclusion and gender equity, and recognize diversity. We celebrate women's contributions to society, create spaces for open dialogue, follow feminist principles and promote social justice.

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Graduate and Post Doctoral Studies

The missions of the Office of Graduate Studies is to enhance the quality of graduate education and life of graduate students. The School of Graduate Studies is located on the 2nd floor, Room 203 of Tomlinson Hall. Our office hours are 8:30 to 5:00 Monday through Friday.

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Institutions Developing Excellence in Academic Leadership (IDEAL)

IDEAL is a three-year nearly $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to seed gender and minority equity and institutional transformation academic S&E at leading universities in the northern Ohio region. Awarded to Dr. Lynn T. Singer, Deputy Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Case Western Reserve University it is a partnership with five regional public universities: Bowling Green State University, Cleveland State University , Kent State University, University of Akron and the University of Toledo.

The goal of this innovative partnership grant is to seed institutional transformation at leading universities in the northern Ohio region by creating an institutional learning community that is empowered to develop and leverage knowledge, skills, resources and networks to enhance equity and inclusion at each university. IDEAL adapts and disseminates the successful academic leadership development methods developed by CWRU during its five-year ADVANCE IT initiative, Academic Careers in Engineering and Science (ACES) which continues at CWRU as ACES+.

The Change Leader Teams from the six partner institutions meet four times annually at leadership development sessions. Each team develops a customized Annual Change Project with plans and actions for improving gender and underrepresented minority equity in S&E on its respective campus, with the implementation and sustainability of the plans aided by the Co-Director.

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lgbt flagLGBT Center

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center at Case Western Reserve University exemplifies the university’s commitment to serving its diverse student, staff and faculty populations. The space provides an inviting home to members of the LGBT and allied community interested in questioning, investigating and celebrating sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Beyond the student base, the center also welcomes alumni, prospective students, faculty and staff.

The LGBT Center is staffed by one full-time director and a number of student coordinators who assist in bringing relevant LGBT-focused programs and events to the community. Outfitted with a TV, couch, chairs, ample desk space and more, the center is a great place to relax, study, or gather to meet and enjoy the company of fellow students. Both informal gatherings and structured events are supported and encouraged. The center also offers a library stocked with books and periodicals, as well as brochures and other resources pertaining to various pertinent LGBT topics. Any of the LGBT Center staff can aid those seeking information or support.

The LGBT Center is located at the heart of campus on the first floor of the Tinkham Veale University Center, situated as the first office greeting newcomers of the Linsalata Entrance off Bellflower Road.

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The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) is dedicated to working with the faculty and students and staff at Case Western Reserve University to create an enriching and rewarding learning experience for everyone.

The website provides access to information about seminar programs, grants and fellowships, and other resources.

The UCITE office is located in the Allen Building, Room 101.

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Undergraduate Education
The Office of Undergraduate Studies oversees the academic aspects of student affairs, working with undergraduates across all schools and majors. From matriculation to graduation, we provide assistance to students in the achievement of academic goals. Collaborating with faculty, staff and academic departments, Undergraduate Studies connects students to opportunities for academic exploration, growth and achievement. We encourage you to visit our office for help succeeding at CWRU and beyond.

Mission: The Office of Undergraduate Studies seeks to empower undergraduate students to make the most of their academic experience at Case Western Reserve University.

In pursuit of this goal,

  • We collaborate with the schools, the academic departments, the faculty, and other administrative offices to develop programs and policies that support, inspire, and challenge students; and
  • We guide and support undergraduate students as they navigate the University; discover, define, and realize their academic and career goals; acquire skills and experiences that foster meaningful lives of engagement in local, national, and international communities; and access advice and support services that will promote their success.
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LibraryUniversity Libraries


The Case libraries create and sustain learners while striving for excellence and embracing opportunity. As an innovative partner in the pursuit of academic excellence and a leader in providing dynamic information management services, the Case libraries: provide physical places that welcome and contribute to research and learning; work in partnership with members of the university community; acquire, manage, present, provide access and preserve information resources that support research, scholarship, artistic endeavors, and learning; and educate the university community in the effective use of library/information resources and services.

Vision: KSL will be the information laboratory for knowledge collection, connection, creation, and curation.

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The Office of the Deputy Provost is located in Adelbert Hall, Room 216

Please call 216.368.1610 to request an appointment with the Deputy Provost.

The Office of the Provost is located in Adelbert Hall, Room 216

Please call 216.368.4346 to request an appointment with the Provost.

The organizational chart details the administrative structure of the Deputy Provost's Office. View the chart (PDF)

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Contact The Office of the Provost

Provost and Executive Vice President: 216.368.4346
Executive Assistant to the Provost: 216.368.4346
Deputy Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs: 216.368.1610
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education: 216.368.4389
Executive Assistant to the Deputy Provost: 216.368.1610
Secretary of the University Faculty: 216.368.4316
Special Assistant for Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure: 216.368.4342
Department Assistant:216.368.4389

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