Division of the Provost

About the Provost

mike calford standing in doorwayProfessor Mike Calford

As the chief academic officer of the University of Tasmania, the Provost supports the Vice-Chancellor and is responsible for overseeing the academic activities of the University. This includes strategically leading the faculties and specialist institutes to achieve outstanding academic performance. The Provost maintains the broad academic profile with a particular focus on academic recruitment, probation, promotion and career performance.

The Provost is responsible for community, partnerships and regional development across the University's regional campuses, overseeing the whole of institution Indigenous research and leadership strategy, the Creative Exchange Institute and leads the University-wide strategic planning, performance and review activities in consultation with the Strategy and Planning Unit. The Provost is also responsible for strategic academic business development and provides oversight across key academic institutional performance indicators.The Provost is responsible for the development and implementation of the whole of institution internationalisation strategy, for the growth of international student load across global markets and for the growth of successful partnerships with local, national and global partners and stakeholders.