Office of Academic Affairs

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


Meet John Wiencek

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

As provost, Wiencek leads in defining and implementing the priorities for the Office of Academic Affairs and supporting UA’s research prominence and productivity. He also holds responsibility for sharpening the University’s enrollment strategy and practices, including exploring new markets and expanding delivery models; assessing and optimizing the academic affairs structure and processes; recruiting and developing an exceptional academic leadership team; and contributing to UA’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Wiencek most recently served as provost and executive vice president at the University of Idaho. Wiencek grew up near the Portage Lakes and graduated from Walsh Jesuit High School.



Coleman Commons on the campus of University of Akron

Coronavirus information

Everything you need to know to get ready for the semester, including guidance on masks, seating charts, office hours and more.

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.

The Honors Complex at The University of Akron

Keep teaching

We created this page to help you continue your instruction to the greatest degree possible through any disruption.

About our office

See leadership and directory information for the Office of Academic Affairs.

Faculty affairs

See information, resources and policies relevant for faculty members.

News and messages

See campus messages and updates to the Board of Trustees.

Colleges & schools

Our eight colleges and schools offer undergrad, graduate and professional programs.

Status of academic searches

We are actively recruiting for a number of academic leadership positions.

Title IX

We are committed to ensuring compliance with Title IX.