Eric A. "Rick" Gislason, Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost and Interim Chancellor
The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost is the chief operating officer of the campus, responsible for prioritizing resource needs, securing resources for campus programs, and allocating resources to units.
The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost is also the chief academic officer of the campus, responsible for all colleges, the library, and the academic computer center. As such he develops and implements academic policy, fosters new academic programs, monitors programmatic effectiveness, identifies and establishes academic priorities in collaboration with faculty, and collaborates with university leadership and statewide higher education administration to advance campus concerns.
The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost is responsible for creating an environment and incentives that lead to faculty excellence. He advances academic quality through promotion and tenure decisions and through programs to enhance excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.
Note: Effective January 15, 2015, Dr. Gislason began serving in the combined position of interim chancellor and provost of UIC. He has been interim provost since August and has added the duties of interim chancellor until March 16 when Chancellor-elect Michael D. Amiridis arrives on campus.