Academic Advising, Learning, & Technology Support
Academic Advising Support
Academic advising is a collaborative relationship between a student and an academic advisor. The intent of this collaboration is to assist the student in developing meaningful educational goals that are consistent with personal interests, values and abilities. Although many individuals on campus, including academic advisors, may assist the student in making decisions and accomplishing goals, the academic advisor is granted formal authority by an academic unit (college, school, department) to approve the student's academic program of study and assist the student in progressing toward the appropriate degree. [Learn more]
Academic Learning Support
The UA has a variety of programs and resources available to help students reach their academic potential. Some of these programs are targeted to help with student retention while others refine students’ research, academic, and professional skills. [Learn more]
Academic Technology Support
Technology is an integral part of the learning experience. From digital course pages, assistive technology, 24/7 IT Support Center, computer labs, technology rental, to delivery of fully online degree programs, the University strives to create a supportive and inclusive learning environment for our students. [Learn more]
Housed within the Office of the Provost, Academic Administration works to streamline processes and reduce bureaucratic barriers prioritized toward meeting the larger goals of the University of Arizona strategic plan. We are partners, collaborators, and innovators whose work promotes a student-centered approach to academic support at the university. Together, we create a culture of success while providing effective management of many core campus systems and processes.
The Office of Academic Affairs is composed of the Offices of the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Teaching and Learning. Academic Affairs has oversight of the Higher Learning Commission reaffirmation of accreditation and program-level accreditations, academic program reviews, innovative classroom renovations, and support for faculty instruction and assessment via the Office of Instruction and Assessment and the Center for University Education Scholarship.Teaching Support
Office of Instruction & Assessment
The Office of Instruction and Assessment (OIA) supports the University faculty and graduate teaching assistants by developing their teaching skills for use in face-to-face, online, and blended courses. The teaching skills include effective use of a range of instructional technologies, media enhancements in instruction, and customized web-based learning applications, as well as effective teaching strategies that foster student learning. The OIA provides professional development on these skills through classes, tutorials, open labs, workshops, consultations, and teaching observations.