Academic Council

The Academic Council serves as advisory to the Provost on matters of academic concern to the faculty and students of the Institute.

Issues associated with quality of academic life in the Institute, support of the faculty and students in their roles of teaching and learning, advancement and support of the research concerns of the Institute, academic strategic planning, monitoring/tracking institutional and programmatic accreditations and effectiveness, and assuring programs and curricular quality are discussed within the framework of Council.

The Council meets on a monthly basis at the discretion of the Provost.

Membership of the Academic Council: Academic Year 2021–2022

Alex Johnson (Chair)

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Director of Library and Instructional Design

Assistant Dean for Faculty and Student Success, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

Assistant Dean for Student Success, School of Nursing

Director of Institutional Effectiveness

Chair of Occupational Therapy

Dean of Enrollment Services

Director of Academic Operations

Chair of Health Professions Education

Director of Continuing and Professional Development

Chair of Genetic Counseling

Associate Provost for Research

Dean of Student and Alumni Services

Director of the School of Nursing Prelicensure Programs

Director of the PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences Program

Associate Provost for Interprofessional Education and Practice

Director of Advanced Practice Nursing Program

Director of Online Prerequisite Program

Director of Post-Professional OTD Program

Chair of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Faculty Senate Chair, Director of Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health

Director of Clinical Doctorate in Speech Language Pathology

Chair of Physical Therapy

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Innovation, School of Nursing

Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs

Dean, School of Nursing

Director of Physician Assistant Studies Program


VP for Finance and Administration

Chief Communications Officer

Associate VP of Financial Services

Chief Development Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Chief Equity Officer

Associate VP of Human Resources

Representatives to the Academic Council will have the function of representing their various perspectives, but also serving cohesively as the leadership "voice" of the Institute.

Academic Committees

A number of key academic committees advise the Academic Council and the Office of the Provost.

  • Committee on Teaching Excellence 
  • Research and Scholarship Committee
  • Interdisciplinary Activities Committee
  • Program Review Committee
  • New Academic Initiatives Committee
  • Academic Operations Committee