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The Student Union and Buchtel Hall on The University of Akron campus

Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) supports the academic, research and service goals of the University. OAA works with administrators, faculty and staff to strengthen academics across campus and increase student success.



UA takes additional steps to enhance academics with series of strategic investments

On April 17, the Board endorsed a previously approved plan to enhance the University's administrative structure by implementing the strategic division of leadership of the Office of Academic Affairs into two positions:

  • executive vice president/chief academic officer, and
  • executive vice president/chief administrative officer.

Complete Conflict of Interest Form by April 30

The 2018-19 annual Conflict of Interest (COI) form, its accompanying disclosure forms, and other documents are available online here.

Transition After Retirement Program (TARP)

The TARP is designed to allow employees to transition from active employment into retirement with limited duties, by maintaining a presence on campus through a variety of means. TARP is an ongoing program and will operate with a rolling application window.

RelatedVoluntary Early Retirement Incentive Program

Provost's Update to Campus:

Book orders, curriculum proposal system, bachelor's degrees at Wayne College, Conflict of Interest, Reorg pause, and BOT reports. (March 22, 2019)

Program review, International Center, Probation/dismissal summary, Study Abroad (Jan. 25, 2019)

Presentations to the Board of Trustees:

Choose Ohio First (COF) and Pipeline Initiatives (Feb. 8, 2019)

Program Review Update (Feb. 8, 2019)

GPS/AVL A Tool for Winter Operations (Feb. 8, 2019)


Faculty/Staff Resources:


Board of Trustees

Contract Professional Advisory Committee

Faculty Senate

Staff Employees Advisory Committee

University Council

University Rules

Help a Zip

Know a student who is having difficulties?  Use Help a Zip to alert campus professionals who will intervene and offer support.

Rex Ramsier
Executive Vice President/
Chief Administrative Officer
Phone: 330-972-7593

Chand Midha
Interim Executive Vice President/
Chief Academic Officer and
Executive Dean, Graduate School
Phone: 330-972-7644

Sidney Foster
Associate Provost, Faculty Relations
Phone: 330-972-6012

William Kraus
Associate Provost, Enrollment Management
Phone: 330-972-6427

Kim Haverkamp
Manager, Strategic Initiatives
Phone: 330-972-8411

Patti Huth
Administrative Coordinator, Provost Office
Phone: 330-972-7593

Joan Kaye
Senior Executive Administrative Assistant
Phone: 330-972-8295

Laurel Rooks
Manager, Academic Affairs
Phone: 330-972-5144