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Academic Support Units


Phase 2 of Academic Transformation also brought about a review of the Provost’s Office’s Academic Support Units (or ASUs) to identify efficiencies and potential costs savings.

The goal is to create a more focused and cost-efficient suite of academic support services that support the academic units and serve students’ needs.


  • Ask units to complete self-study surveys
  • Collect feedback from University stakeholders through additional surveys
  • Review organizational charts, job descriptions, personnel rosters and operating budgets
  • Conduct follow-up interviews with units (where needed)
  • Determine recommendation per unit; possible outcomes include:
    • Continue at current level of activity and/or staffing
    • Reduce level of activity and/or staffing
    • Revise mission
    • Consolidate/combine in part or whole with another unit
    • Discontinue unit
  • Present final recommendations to the Board of Governors

Timeline Highlights

  • May 31, 2023 – Stakeholder survey and self-study reviews completed
  • June 2, 2023 – RPK Group provided a summary of the stakeholder survey responses
  • Late June 2023 – Provost’s Office team and RPK develop initial recommendations
  • July 2023 – Solicit additional information from ASUs and stakeholders as needed to determine final recommendations
  • September 15 – Share final recommendations with BOG
  • September 2023 – ASUs informed of any changes


Each Academic Support Unit listed below received a recommendation letter from the Office of the Provost on Tuesday, September 19, 2023. Those letters are linked below, along with a summary of stakeholder feedback.