The staff in the following offices report to Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Dr. Christopher White.
Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Responsible for all academic issues for both undergraduate and graduate students. Oversees the Academic Resource Center (ARC), Graduate Academic Affairs, the Idea Shop, the IPRO Program, and Undergraduate Affairs. The office is also responsible for the development of IIT's “Distinctive Education” initiative, Academic Advising, and Summer@IIT.
Academic Resource Center
The ARC provides free peer tutoring in Architecture, AutoCad, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil and Architectural Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Maple, Mathematics, MatLab, Microsoft Office, Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering, Physics, Reviews, Business, and Economics.
Graduate Academic Affairs
The Office of Graduate Academic Affairs is responsible for graduate student records and policies, services to online and distance learning students, and distance learning sites. They also provide services to academic units, including the approval of new or changing programs and courses.
The Idea Shop
The Idea Shop is composed of a state-of-the-art rapid prototyping lab, collaborative teaming areas, formal classroom space, and storage areas for student use. It also serves as a hub for engaging alumni and corporate and community stakeholders.
The IPRO program joins together students from various academic disciplines to work as a team to tackle a real-world problem. Students from architecture, engineering, and humanities may create low-cost shelter solutions, or chemistry, business, and law students may develop best practices in CO 2 -reducing technologies. Such experiential learning reinforces traditional education methods, providing students a richer academic experience.
Undergraduate Affairs is responsible for all activities related to the undergraduate academic experience at IIT, including maintaining undergraduate student records, upholding the university’s academic policies, and conferring degrees. They also provide academic counseling and work to build programs and facilities that enable students to be innovative and successful.