Innovation · Impact · Improvement
The Office of the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Provost oversees all academic-related functions, including the university’s six colleges, more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, faculty, and student success and retention of the university’s more than 10,500 students.
Three overarching principles guide Provost Ralph O. Mueller’s efforts to move PNW toward its next chapter of academic excellence. These principles form the pillars of the Academic Affairs framework for success.
Innovation – PNW must actively seek to offer new and market-responsive ideas and programs to demonstrate excellence through innovative undergraduate and graduate programming, campus internationalization, and creativity in teaching, research, and community engagement.
Impact – As a comprehensive regional institution with a growing reach beyond northwest Indiana, everything PNW does must focus on student success, faculty and staff development, economic development, and community impact.
Improvement – PNW must institutionalize a culture of continuous improvement guided by systematic assessment, strategic planning, and data-driven decision making.
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