Office of the Vice Provost for Planning and Programs

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Welcome to the Office of the Vice Provost for Planning and Programs

The Vice Provost for Planning and Programs (VPPP), Saul Weiner, MD, coordinates strategic planning at the campus level, working with units for specific plans and with the Chancellor's Office for full campus strategic planning. The VPPP partners with academic units and faculty to develop pipeline initiatives and acquire associated federal and foundation funding. The Office of the VPPP works with the faculty senate, colleges and departments on the creation, approval, review, assessment, suspension and closure of academic programs. The Vice Provost acts as the institutional liaison to external review and accrediting bodies like the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).


Offices reporting to the Vice Provost for Planning and Programs include: Interprofessional Education, Programs and Academic Assessment, School of Continuing Studies, and the U.S./Asia Executive Development Program.


Focusing on Urban Excellence: A Vision for Achieving Excellence at Chicago's Public Research University,

a new report that synthesizes UIC’s ongoing strategic thinking and planning processes and describes the campus’s planning cycle.


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