Office of the Provost
The mission of Bethune-Cookman University's Office of the Provost adheres to the University's Mission and core values. The Office of the Provost commits itself to serve in the Christian tradition, the educational, social, and cultural needs of our students - and to develop in them the desire and capacity for continuous intellectual and professional growth, leadership, and service to others.
The Office of the Provost provides leadership for all academic programs in support of the University's mission, legacy and academic excellence. The Office of the Provost promotes the professional development and scholarship of its highly effective faculty and talented staff who are committed to providing an engaging and enriching environment that supports student learning and development.
Office of the Provost handles all teaching contracts, maintains faculty academic credentials, conducts procedures for promotion and tenure, and ensures that all faculty meet qualifications in compliance with the SACS Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement.
The office also coordinates annual Commencement Exercises, the Faculty Honors and Awards Program, and the Student Honors and Awards Assembly, Faculty Honors and Awards and the Faculty Staff Institute. The office is also responsible for periodically updating the Faculty Handbook, the Standard Operating Policies and Procedures for Academic Affairs (SOPPAA), and the Undergraduate Catalog.
Additionally, the Office of the Provost oversees the effective operation of seven academic schools, including: The School of Arts and Humanities, School of Business, School of Education, School of Graduate and Professional Studies, School of Nursing, School of Science, Engineering and Mathematics and the School of Social Sciences. Additionally, the Center for Academic Retention and Enrichment Services (CARES), the Center for Academic Support Services (CASS), The Office of the Registrar, The Carl S. Swisher Library, The Honors Program, Faculty Development and Academic Computing also report to the Provost.