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Office of the Provost

Welcome to the website for the Office of the Provost! Many ask: what is a provost? Simply put, the provost is the university’s chief academic officer. Along with a dedicated staff, I oversee and collaborate with the many deans, chairs, directors, and administrative staff members who empower students with knowledge that changes the world. Also serving as the vice president for academic affairs, I promote UAB’s distinctive academic vision and ensure our institution stays in line with our mission and is achieving carefully planned strategic initiatives.

The Office of the Provost has primary responsibility for academic planning, international initiatives, institutional equity, and institutional research. In all of these areas, we seek to support our colleagues in their work and to enable collaborative efforts to achieve shared goals. Our team’s priority is fostering an environment for world-class faculty that stimulates teaching and research efforts.

This website includes resources for you and guidance on how we can help support your teaching and research. We want to hear from you, so please reach out to us here if we can be of any assistance.

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Pam Benoit, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost


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Key Initiatives

AI Task Force Report Icon AI Task Force Report

A Report on Artificial Intelligence and the UAB Community, prepared by the Provost-appointed AI Working Group.

Blazer Core Curriculum Icon Blazer Core Curriculum

Faculty from every undergraduate department are collaborating on this effort to create a unique curriculum that models and develops socially conscious global leaders and citizens.

Strategic Plan Icon Strategic Plan

We are holding ourselves accountable to the bold blueprint of Forging the Future with rigorous metrics and dashboards that measure our success for all to see.

Community Engagement Icon Community Engagement

Through faculty and staff service, and service-learning courses, we are scaling up our support for Birmingham and beyond like never before.

UAB Grand Challenge Icon Grand Challenge

Our bold project – Healthy Alabama 2030 – will lift Alabama’s health rankings by harnessing faculty expertise and research, and student engagement to bring sweeping change statewide.

RCM Icon Responsibility Center Management (RCM)

The Provost is helping lead this initiative to introduce a new budget model that gives schools and departments greater control and incentivizes innovative, sustainable educational programming.

Campus Engagement Survey Icon Campus Engagement Survey

We are making UAB better by using survey data to enhance success and address concerns and opportunities at the school and department level through detailed action plans.

Enrollment Growth Icon Enrollment Growth

Data–driven strategies and close collaboration across campus allow us to recruit and retain top students, which has led to four years of record enrollment.

Global Engagement Global Engagement

UAB’s impact extends to every continent through research, education and service partnerships that spread our discoveries and share knowledge with the world.

Profiles & Scholars@UAB Icon Profiles & Scholars@UAB

These two new systems allow faculty to manage their accomplishments and activities, find cross–disciplinary collaborations and streamline publications and grants.

University-Wide Committees Icon University-Wide Committees

We are committed to shared governance, with student, faculty and staff representation in decisions on everything from strategic planning and safety to parking and transportation to campus pride initiatives.


UAB’s participation in APLU’s Powered by Publics: Scaling Student Success expands our culture of collaboration, improves college access, advances equity and increases degrees awarded.


The Educational Programs and Innovation Consortia (EPIC) seeks to streamline and assist in the process of developing UAB joint programs.

Points of Pride

UAB President's Award for Excellence in Teaching

  • 12 honored for excellence in teaching
    Twelve faculty have been selected to receive the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, which honors those who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in teaching. The 2021 honorees represent each school, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Honors College and the Graduate School.

Faculty News

  • UAB programs continue to rise, according to US News rankings
    UAB ranked No. 142 out of 435 measured schools in 2023, serving as a testament to the university’s continued growth and national exposure as a competitive and attractive university.
  • Take a look inside UAB’s simulation capabilities with these 10 photos
    Learners can get hands-on practice in everything from birthing to crisis management, to tricky conversations at the Office of Interprofessional Simulation’s Simulation Center in Volker Hall.
  • UAB named among Great Colleges to Work For®
    The Great Colleges to Work For® program, which recognizes colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces, is one of the largest workplace-recognition programs in the country.

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Blazer Kudos

Kudos is UAB Office of the Provost's peer-to-peer recognition program. Send your fellow colleagues a round of applause — Kudos — when they impress you or when you want to recognize something great they have done.

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