The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs oversees many important initiatives on campus, some of which are listed below:

The university’s academic assessment activities are focused on promoting and sustaining the culture of continuous improvements through the purposeful alignment of learning objectives and their criteria for evaluating success. The Academic Assessment & Policy Committee supports these efforts.

The Common Read Project is faculty-led, in collaboration with academic and student affairs. The charge of the committee is to select a book that inspires intellectual curiosity, prepares students for the challenging reading that is part of a university education, and contributes to the university as a community of ideas, inquiry, and discussion. The committee invites the author to campus for a major presentation and other discussions.

The General Education Program at the University of Michigan-Flint fulfills an important academic role in the student’s total educational experience. The program is designed to provide training in reasoning and critical thinking, and to introduce the fundamental disciplines through which people seek to understand themselves, their surroundings, and cultures different from their own. In accordance with the university’s mission, the program aims to educate all students in an environment that emphasizes literacy, critical thinking, and humanistic and scientific inquiry. Through the program, students hone the skills employers want and informed citizens need. The Director for General Education and the University Curriculum Committee supports the efforts of the General Education Program.

The Faculty & Staff Mentoring & Professional Development program is organized by the Faculty and Staff Mentoring and Professional Development Steering Committee (FASMAP). University of Michigan-Flint Human Resources also maintains a list of professional development offerings.

The Michigan ACE Women’s Network (MI ACE) is committed to identifying, developing the leadership of, advancing, and supporting the retention of women in higher education throughout the state. The MI ACE Women’s Network strives to support initiatives that will provide better experiences of, in particular, women employed in faculty, staff, and administrative roles at Michigan’s colleges and universities.

All activities of the UM-Flint Chapter of MI ACE programming and events are open to all who support this mission, regardless of gender, identity or position.

The Michigan ACE Network is open to all public and private, two-year and four-year institutions in the state and requires institutional membership for participation in Network activities.