Through distinctive curricular experiences and identifiable outcomes that distinguish UM-Flint students, Academic Affairs fosters the disposition for excellence that is grounded in the best of the University of Michigan’s two hundred year history. We create coherent and efficient pathways to employment and advanced study by combining the best of liberal and professional education coupled with deep and respectful connections to the life of our community.
Dedicated to providing relevance and value for all students, we advance the strength and ambition of the faculty and support their work of discovery and creativity. Through strategic investments in faculty and programs we innovate to advance our mission and extend our influence as intellectual leaders. Our commitment to students is our primary concern and the key point of mission focus. Students represent UM-Flint’s primary agency of impact in society, and we embrace our responsibility and accountability as the primary conduits for the translation of institutional mission to students via our daily efforts.
Academic Affairs is comprised of the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education and Human Services, the College of Health Sciences, the School of Management, the School of Nursing, the Frances Willson Thompson Library, the Office of Graduate Programs, the Office of Extended Learning, the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs, the Thompson Center for Learning & Teaching, the University Honors Program, University Outreach, and Institutional Analysis. Academic Affairs is led by the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs who serves as the chief academic officer of the campus and provides leadership in the pursuit of campus-wide academic excellence in support of the Strategic Plan for the University of Michigan-Flint.
Academic Vision: Council of Deans
Susan Alcock, PhD
Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Jill A. Hubbard
Interim Executive Secretary to the Provost
Jill supports the Provost, governing faculty of the University, Faculty Council, manages the reappointment, promotion, and tenure process, sabbaticals, faculty award processes, the Council of Deans and the Academic Affairs Advisory Committee. She also coordinates the academic and event calendar for the Office of the Provost.
Gilia C. Smith, PhD
Special Advisor to the Provost
Dr. Smith's portfolio includes academic assessment, general education, engaged learning, program review and supervision of the University English Language Program. She serves as a member of the Council of Deans, represents the Office of the Provost on selected task forces and standing committees, and supports the work of the deans through special projects. Dr. Smith previously worked in faculty affairs at Columbia University and holds a doctorate in Higher Education Research from the University of Michigan’s Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education.
See her work on nontraditional college students here.
Laura A. Martin Administrative Assistant Laura is the first person you see when you enter the Office of the Provost. She supports the Wyatt Development Grants for the Department of History in addition to the Maize and Blue Distinguished Scholarship, converting the office to electronic filing, managing the phone, mail and is support for the Interim Executive Secretary to the Provost.