Provost's Standing Committees
The Provost chairs and oversees multiple committees across campus and participates in many committees chaired or organized by others on campus. Click on each committee or council name to learn more about the committee's charge and participants.
The Provost's Cabinet
The Provost's Cabinet is the academic affairs group that advises the Provost on academic issues, faculty issues, and student issues, including enrollment planning; student success and student services; curricular issues; research issues, and the necessary resources (budgetary, capital and human) to accomplish academic affairs. This group is charged with generally fostering excellence in the academic programs of the university.
- BCOE Dean
- Business Dean
- CHASS Dean
- CNAS Dean
- SOE Dean
- SOM Dean and Vice Chancellor
- SPP Dean
- UNEX Dean
- University Librarian
- Associate Provost
- Academic Senate Chair
- Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education
- Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies
- Vice Provost of Academic Personnel
- Vice Provost of Administrative Resolution
- Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services
- Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer
- Vice Chancellor of Research and Economic Development
- Vice Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer
- Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs (optional)
- Associate Vice Chancellor of Health, Well Being and Safety (optional)
This Council meets once a month and is chaired by the Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor.
For a list of the current deans, visit https://provost.ucr.edu/deans
For a list of the current Vice Provosts and Associate Vice Chancellors who advise the Provost, visit https://provost.ucr.edu/vice-and-assistant-provosts-and-associate-vice-chancellors
The Dean's Council
The Dean's Council is composed of all academic deans (BCOE, CHASS, CNAS, GSOE, SOBA, SOM, SPP, Extension and Graduate Division).
The Provost serves as an advocate and mentor for the Deans. A dean is the administrative head of a college or school and is responsible for providing academic leadership to the faculty; carrying out program improvements in teaching, research, and public service; and for student matters, such as academic advising, student relations, and in some cases admissions. Deans report to the Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor. UCR Deans participate in decision making with the Provost through Deans Council and frequently through participation on task forces and other committees designed to address campus goals.
To view the current deans, visit https://provost.ucr.edu/deans
Course Scheduling Committee
The Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor (PEVC) is responsible for determining how campus space is allocated, including classroom space. Thus, the campus course scheduling policy also falls under the purview of the PEVC. Course scheduling should be responsive to evolving campus needs and should be informed by broad input from stakeholders. Therefore, the PEVC relies on a Course Scheduling Committee (CSC) to foster communication and transparency, to provide a forum for concerns to be discussed and addressed, and to make recommendations to the PEVC on all aspects of course scheduling. This includes priority scheduling, final exam scheduling, special agreements with departments that have unique scheduling needs, exceptions and changes to the campus scheduling policy, and other related issues. The CSC also works closely with the Registrar to implement the campus scheduling policy on an ongoing basis.
For more on the Course Scheduling Committee, visit their website https://csc.ucr.edu/
Campus Finance Committee
The Campus Finance Committee (CFC) was created in May 2021 to be advisory to the provost and chancellor and to replace the former Budget Advisory Committee. The standing committee will meet on at least a monthly basis to review, discuss, and advise on the campus core financial plan, including annual resource allocation, distribution of one-time funds (e.g., HEERF), and capital investments.
Campus Safety Workgroup
This workgroup is charged with (i) aligning the Campus Safety Task Force’s recommendations with UC Presidential guidelines and feedback from other UCR campus constituencies, (ii) beginning implementation of the recommendations, (iii) establishing criteria and processes for monitoring and evaluating implementation, and (iv) setting up a standing committee that will monitor and evaluate implementation, in light of an ongoing review of best practices and research literature on campus and community safety.
University Space Committee
The mission of the University Space Committee (USC) will be to provide strategic advice to the Provost on the allocation of campus space to serve the mission and goals of the university. USC will be responsible for: 1) Developing and recommending space utilization guidelines and processes to help communicate standards for space reviews and assignments, 2) Reviewing and making recommendations on opportunities for space use and/or reallocation of space on and off campus, 3) Helping to assure all space standards and management activities are transparent and disclosed to the campus community.
USC membership is appointed by the Provost and the committee serves as advisors to the Provost. USC will be co-chaired by the Provost and the Vice Chancellor for Planning and Budget. Administrative units under the Vice Chancellor for Planning and Budget will provide administrative support for USC.
USC advice and recommendations may include considerations such as:
- Review of a unit or program’s space need(s)
- Re-evaluation of space type uses (i.e. conversion of outdated wet labs with insufficient building infrastructure into a dry lab, office, conference room, or other less-intensive use)
- Re-assignment of space to accommodate multifunctional use between organizations that share crosscutting university activities
For more information on the University Space Committee visit https://usc.ucr.edu/
Provost's Participating Committees
Dean's Research Committee
The Dean’s Research Committee is convened by the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development (VCRED) and it normally meets monthly. The committee provides feedback to the VCRED about research and economic development initiatives and research administration and helps develop strategic planning in those areas. It is also a venue for the VCRED to inform the campus leadership about RED current issues and plans and receive suggestions and concerns from the other committee members and the stakeholders they represent.
The Dean's Research Committee includes all of the Deans and Associate Deans of the colleges/schools, the UC Riverside Academic Senate Chair, the Provost, the Associate Provost, VCRED, and the senior AVC for Research.
Ethics & Compliance Risk and Audit Controls Committee
The UCR Ethics and Compliance Risk & Audit and Controls Committee provides campus oversight to the UC Ethics and Compliance Program and is advisory to the SVP/Chief Compliance and Audit Officer through the UC Ethics and Compliance Risk Council. The Committee continues its current activities with respect to Audit and Controls responsibilities.
The Committee is co-chaired by the Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor and the Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Compliance Officer (AVC & CCO), meets at least quarterly and maintains a quorum (defined as a majority of members present) for at least 90% of the scheduled meetings on an annual basis.
The Committee comprises senior campus leadership responsible for various areas of campus compliance risks, academic leadership, audits, controls and one or more members of the UC Office of Ethics, Compliance and Audit Services. Committee members may not delegate their committee responsibilities, including their meeting attendance responsibility, to anyone. The Committee is charged with the following, including but not limited to:
- Responsibility and support for the overall Program as it relates to the campus, including implementation, performance metrics and ongoing campus processes of the Program
- Encouraging awareness of compliance and open lines of communication throughout the campus
- Monitoring the effectiveness and consistency of compliance practices throughout the campus
- Developing risk assessment processes for campus use in identifying and mitigating high-risk compliance areas
- Advising on the need for campus-specific guidance documents, education materials, and training courses, monitoring the compliance environment as it relates to specific risk areas and recommending compliance policies and best practices for systemwide implementation
- Reporting compliance risk areas of high priority and proposed risk mitigation activities to the Council, both on an ad hoc basis, and through formal quarterly and annual campus compliance reports
Executive Management Policy Group (EMPG)
The Executive Management Policy Group (EMPG) is UC Riverside’s executive-level oversight and strategic decision-making body during a potential or actual crisis situation. When activated the EMPG is responsible for and has the authority to make strategic, financial, policy, operational decisions in response to the issue or event.
EMPG responsibilities include:
- Making policy and strategic decisions that have significant implications for the campus,
- Approving the communications strategy and key messages for both internal and external stakeholders,
- Providing strategic guidance both during and after the crisis,
- Informing, periodically briefing, and making recommendations to UCOP on the overall response strategy and key issues, and
- Identifying, forecasting and/or managing key issues and consequences affecting our campus community.
EMPG Members Include:
- Chancellor & Office of the Chancellor
- EMPG Liaison
- Planning, Budget, and Administration
- Campus Counsel
- Student Affairs
- University Advancement
- University Communications
- Emergency Management
- Diversity and Inclusion
Ad hoc Members May Include: Academic Deans, HR, Alumni Relations, Academic Senate, Athletics, Faculty, Graduate Division, Health Services, ITS, Research, Real Estate, and/or Student Leaders.
For more on Emergency Procedures visit https://emergency.ucr.edu/emergency-procedures
Grier Concerned Citizens Committee
The Grier Concerned Citizens Committee is one of the Chancellor's Advisory Committees. The Chancellor’s Advisory Committees provide an opportunity for the Chancellor to seek valuable input and feedback from key community constituencies. Currently, Chancellor Wilcox meets on a regular basis with three committees: the Dr. Barnett and Eleanor Jean Grier Concerned Citizens of UCR, the oldest of the groups representing African American leaders since 1982; the Native American Advisory Committee; and the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for Chicano/Latino Affairs.
The Provost participates on the Grier Concerned Citizens Committee, chaired by Jalani Bakari.
For more on the Chancellor's Advisory Committees visit https://chancellor.ucr.edu/chancellors-advisory-committees
Native American Advisory Committee
The Native American Advisory Committee is one of the Chancellor's Advisory Committees. The Chancellor’s Advisory Committees provide an opportunity for the Chancellor to seek valuable input and feedback from key community constituencies. Currently, Chancellor Wilcox meets on a regular basis with three committees: the Dr. Barnett and Eleanor Jean Grier Concerned Citizens of UCR, the oldest of the groups representing African American leaders since 1982; the Native American Advisory Committee; and the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for Chicano/Latino Affairs.
The Provost participates on the Native American Advisory Committee, chaired by Theresa Mike.
For more on the Chancellor's Advisory Committees visit https://chancellor.ucr.edu/chancellors-advisory-committees
The purpose of UCR’s Committee on Sustainability is to facilitate and promote the implementation of sustainability goals, strategies, programs, and resource investments in support of the University of California’s overall sustainability policies and practices.
The Committee is advisory to UCR’s leadership and is co-chaired by the Faculty Director of Sustainability and UCR’s Sustainability Officer. Members are appointed and continue service at the discretion of Provost.
The Committee will meet periodically to review UC Riverside’s sustainability status, efforts, and advise UCR’s leadership on:
- Overall campus efforts to achieve UC Office of the President policies related to sustainability goals and targets;
- Creation of UC Riverside policies which achieve or exceed UCOP sustainability goals;
- Endorsement of campus strategies, plans, programs, and actions which advance UC Riverside toward sustainability goals;
- Potential faculty and student research projects that can be undertaken to help achieve UCR’s sustainability goals;
- Potential instructional curriculum that can help educate students, staff, and faculty on different elements of sustainability.