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Academic Affairs

Welcome from the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Carol Simpson

Welcome. As Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Old Dominion University, I work closely with the President and other Vice Presidents to set the academic priorities for the University. My office has responsibility for all academic affairs on ODU's main campus in Norfolk and at ODU's Higher Education Centers in Virginia, as well as at our distance learning sites. My responsibilities include: development and delivery of quality undergraduate and graduate educational programs, through on-line, face-to-face, or blended learning modes; development and allocation of adequate resources for the success of ODU's academic mission; management of faculty and academic support staff personnel; development of international partnerships for students and faculty; maintenance of accreditation from regional and national oversight accrediting agencies; and the University Libraries.

I co-chair the University's Student Success Initiative with my colleague Dr. Neufeldt, Vice President for Student Engagement and Enrollment Services, and together we implement strategies for student success with the college deans and other senior administrators. The administrative faculty and staff of Academic Affairs work in close co-operation with ODU's Office of Research to support the successful operation of research programs, and with the Offices of Development, Budget and Finance, and others to ensure sound financial management for ODU's academic offerings. I also work closely with ODU's Faculty Senate to ensure a rigorous, yet flexible and creative educational environment that benefits students and faculty alike.

Old Dominion University is an inclusive, multicultural community and we promote the learning opportunities that this diversity provides. Please browse our web pages and learn more about the work we do to support our students, faculty, staff, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the world.

Thank you for your interest in the work of the Office of the Provost and in Old Dominion University.

- Carol Simpson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

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