Academic Affairs at Northern Arizona University
Led by Provost Dr. Laura Huenneke, the
Academic Affairs division partners with the Office of the President
to achieve the
university’s mission and goals. Some of the means by
which we strive to support these efforts include:
Learn more about the values, vision, and mission of Academic Affairs at Northern Arizona University.
Who we are
Academic Affairs is comprised of eleven units, including
seven academic colleges
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean, University College
The Vice Provost for Academic Affairs oversees undergraduate study, comprised
of programs and curricula designed to help students develop essential skills in
communication, critical thinking, and quantitative and scientific reasoning.
Vice Provost for Academic Personnel
The Vice Provost for Academic Personnel serves as the “human resources” arm for academic faculty and
staff. This unit also is responsible for faculty performance reviews, the
granting of tenure, and new faculty recruitment.
Vice Provost for International Education
The VP for International Education provides institutional leadership in transforming NAU into a global campus. This unit supports academic departments in ensuring that students are prepared to be globally competent and provides direct support to faculty in securing international teaching and research opportunities.
provides access to books, media, study areas, research and archives, and other
tools for student success.
College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences
Many degree programs within the College of Engineering, Forestry, and
Natural Sciences are nationally-ranked.
College of Health and Human Services
The College of Health and
Human Services (CHHS) offers a variety of pathways to healthcare
careers. CHHS strives to meet local, regional, and statewide demand for
College of Education
Offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs,
the College of Education prepares
students to lead and inspire as educators.
College of Arts and Letters
The College of Arts and
Letters offers degree programs in the arts, humanities, and modern
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
The College of Social and
Behavioral Sciences encompasses a diverse set of programs that
emphasize social justice and change, human behavior, global perspectives and
diversity, and environmental sustainability.
W.A. Franke College of Business
Students in the W.A.
Franke College of Business develop leadership, management, and other
professional skills to drive economic growth in Arizona and beyond.
The Graduate College
College is here to advance graduate studies and to help students be more successful.
The University College promotes an enhanced learning experience for students and promotes a full range of services and programs for first-year students.