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Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs advances our shared goal of excellence in teaching and scholarly research across campus.

John Wiencek

Welcome, John Wiencek

Akron's new executive vice president and provost

John Wiencek, Ph.D., an accomplished chemical and biochemical engineer, experienced academic administrator, and Northeast Ohio native, is UA's new executive vice president and provost.

“I am extremely pleased to have someone with such a strong background join the UA leadership team,” said President Gary L. Miller. “Dr. Wiencek’s tenure as a provost, combined with his experience as a dean of engineering, will allow him to easily connect with faculty and help us quickly move forward with academic strategic planning. This is a critical time for the University and his skillset is an excellent match for the work we have before us. We are very fortunate to have such an experienced leader join the University at this time.”



The Honors Complex at The University of Akron

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Coleman Commons on the campus of University of Akron

Program Review

A formative process for strategic planning, continuous improvement and growth. All academic program areas are reviewed on a 7-year cycle consistent with HLC and ODHE expectations.

Buchtel Hall is home of the Office of Academic Affairs

Strategic planning

UA continues its intensive, iterative, faculty-led, institution-wide planning process to identify a set of strategic priorities to drive the University forward for the next three to five years.

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Title IX

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