The Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Herbert Lee, is among the principal academic advisors to the Campus Provost. The office is responsible for the following:

VPAA Responsibilites

Academic Personnel:

Provides analysis to the Campus Provost on faculty personnel matters; works with the Academic Senate and other appropriate campus organizations to improve the academic personnel process; represents the Campus Provost to the Senate Committee on Academic Personnel.

Academic Personnel Office
UCSC Faculty Salary Equity Reports (January 2015, October 2018, April 2022)

Academic Planning:

Provides leadership in overall campus academic planning; evaluates proposals for new programs; advises the Campus Provost on faculty positions and other resource allocations.

New Program Development
Campus Five-Year Lists
Instructional Workload Policy

Academic Program Review:

Oversees external review of campus academic programs and departments.

Academic Program Reviews


Serves as the Accreditation Liaison Officer for the campus to the WASC Senior College and University Commission.



Provides strategic oversight for the UCSC Arboretum.


Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning:

Provides strategic oversight for the Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning (CITL).

Campus announcement of the CITL
Appointment of Director Greene

Faculty Development and Support

Provides oversight for programs aimed to provide professional development opportunities and provide support for faculty.

APO Diversity Initiatives
EVC Fellows Academy
Faculty Community Networking Program (FCNP)
Hellman Fellows Program
UC Santa Cruz Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowships

Leadership Academy:

Oversees the Leadership Academy whose purpose is to build a diverse pool of academic & staff employees with the knowledge and skills to be successful in leadership roles at UCSC.

Leadership Academy

Online Education:

 Oversees campus activity around online education.

UCSC Online Education

Strategic Initiatives

Oversees the creation and implementation of the Strategic Academ Plan, as well as various projects and initiatives from the Chancellor and CP/EVC.

Strategic Academic Planning

Student Experience of Teaching Sureveys (SETs)

Oversees campus activity regarding student experience of teaching surveys.

Student Experience of Teaching Surveys (SETs)