Academic Affairs

We are a systemwide resource for academic excellence in research, teaching and public service.

Academic Affairs builds on the energy and academic strength of UC’s campuses to enhance the system’s educational impact. We help recruit and retain outstanding professors and provide them with the support they need to succeed. We promote excellence through programs that help prepare, recruit and support undergraduate, graduate and professional students. We manage programs that help position UC and California as engines of economic, social and cultural development. And we ensure that UC remains on the cutting edge of innovation in teaching and learning by supporting new academic initiatives.

Katherine S. Newman

Katherine S. Newman

Provost and Executive Vice President


Academic Personnel and Programs

Advances UC’s mission through innovative academic policy and programs serving UC faculty and students.

Top Destinations
Academic Personnel Manual
Diversity: Faculty and other academic personnel

Graduate, Undergraduate and Equity Affairs

Oversees the University’s commitment to academic access, student success and inclusive excellence.

Top Destinations
Keep Teaching resources
UC Admissions
UC-HBCU Initiative
Equity initiatives

Institutional Research and Academic Planning

Provides information and analysis in support of university management, planning and decision-making.

Top Destinations
UC Information Center
UC Accountability Report
UC in California maps
UC Facts at a Glance (pdf)

Research and Innovation

Coordinates systemwide policies for technology transfer and intellectual property and manages a portfolio of grants.

Top Destinations
Research Grants Program Office
Natural Reserve System
Research Policy Analysis and Coordination

The Impact of Proposition 209 in California

UC has gathered key research articles and data that examine the impact of Proposition 209 on public higher education, contracting and employment.

Research and Analyses on the Impact of Proposition 209 in California

Academic Affairs Strategic Plan 2024-28

The Academic Affairs 2024-28 strategic plan is a five-year framework that supports the Division's delivery of the systemwide services, programs, and activities that advance the University of California's academic mission. Guided by the plan, Academic Affairs continually assesses our division’s alignment with Presidential and systemwide priorities and the goals of our UCOP and campus partners.

Read the Academic Affairs strategic plan.