Instructional Leadership, emphasis: K-12 School Leadership (MEd)
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Academic Operations

The Academic Operations area in the Provost’s Office oversees strategic leadership, administration, and resource investments that support student academic success across Northern Arizona University.

Suzsanna Gulacsi working on her computer and smiling into the distance.


The Academic Operations (AO) area consists of a number of offices, including University Advising, Office of the Registrar, Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, Academic Affairs Business Analysts, and the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs.

The AO team supports academic advising, registrar operations, centralized course scheduling, academic policy oversight and implementation, university-wide instructional capacity management, academic unit operational analytics, academic fee oversight, academic business processes and systems, and uses of generative artificial intelligence.

Offices and organizations

Offices in this area play a crucial role in supporting student academic momentum across the institution, each dedicated to various aspects of student success and academic excellence.

Resources and policies

Access resources that enhance student success, offer guidance and clarity on academic policies, and define essential administrative and operational processes.

Academic resources
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Leadership team

From high-level strategic planning to everyday work with students, the exceptional leaders in the Academic Operations area are committed to advancing Northern Arizona University’s mission.