Welcome to the Office of the Academic Vice President at Brigham Young University. The Office, currently led by Academic Vice President Jim Rasband, is responsible for the academic enterprise of the university. The Academic Vice President works collaboratively with the President, other vice presidents, associate academic vice presidents, and campus deans and directors to achieve the Mission and Aims of a Brigham Young University education.
The Office of the Academic Vice President is divided into four major functional areas, each of which is led by an Associate Academic Vice President — Faculty Development, which oversees the rank and status process and supports professional development of faculty members; Faculty Relations, which takes responsibility for faculty hiring, discipline and dispute resolution; Research and Graduate Studies, which has responsibility for sponsored research, the graduate student experience, and academic space; and Undergraduate Studies, which assists faculty, chairs and deans in their responsibility to design, deliver and assess instruction of undergraduates.
The Academic Vice President also interfaces with the International Vice President’s Office, which has responsibility for the BYU David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies as well the international study and travel of students and faculty.