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As the chief academic officer, the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs has responsibility for furthering Illinois Institute of Technology’s academic mission by providing leadership and support that enables the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our academic community, including students, faculty, and staff. All colleges and schools, the university’s research portfolio, university-level institutes, professional education activities, and technology services report to the provost. 

The Office of the Provost also oversees academic and budgetary policy and priorities, including administering the budgets of all reporting units; ensures the quality of the student body; and maintains educational excellence. In addition, it has oversight responsibility for recruiting, hiring, and the advancement of faculty and academic administrators and for the university’s promotion and tenure of its faculty. Finally, the Office of the Provost spearheads strategic academic initiatives meant to enhance the intellectual and personal growth of all campus constituencies.

These efforts and initiatives are driven by a dedicated and talented team of academic and administrative leaders, including deans, vice provosts, and key faculty and professional staff who are committed to furthering Illinois Tech in its mission as an opportunity engine for all and a beacon of inclusive excellence and impact.

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Meet Provost Kenneth T. Christensen

Meet Kenneth T. Christensen, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Illinois Tech.

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Our Students and Their Success Comes First: A Strategic Plan for Illinois Tech 2020–2025 outlines the priorities and goals that will advance the university in its next phase of growth and development.

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Illinois Tech’s Statement of Academic Integrity reinforces the university’s commitment to be a strong advocate for freedom of association and inquiry within our global community.

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Illinois Institute of Technology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. 


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Office of the Provost
IIT Tower
10 West 35th Street, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60616