Angela Dillard, vice provost for undergraduate education, plays a pivotal role in overseeing and advancing continuous enhancements in the university’s educational mission for a diverse community of over 32,000 undergraduate students. In collaboration with schools and colleges dedicated to undergraduate education, Vice Provost Dillard orchestrates strategic initiatives that enrich the academic experience.

At the leading edge of her responsibilities is the coordination among those at the forefront of undergraduate education, including faculty, advisors, data analysts, administrators, professional staff members – and students themselves – in order to promote academic success.  Incorporating cutting-edge research and new technologies, her office explores and seeks to implement a range of collaborative innovations and initiatives, which span a spectrum of support services, more centralized resources, and best practices culled from our own institution and from others. 

The Vice Provost also takes the lead in the Higher Learning Commission central accreditation process, championing excellence and compliance in academic standards for the university. Additionally, she collaborates with the Chief Mental Health Officer (and others within Student Life) to promote the holistic well-being of students, demonstrating a commitment to fostering a supportive and nurturing learning environment. Vice Provost Dillard also has oversight responsibilities for the Reserve Officer Training Corps.

Center for Research on Learning and Teaching

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Matt Kaplan, Executive Director, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching

The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) is dedicated to the support and advancement of evidence-based learning and teaching practices and the professional development of all members of the campus teaching community. CRLT partners with faculty, graduate students, postdocs, and academic leaders to develop and sustain a university culture that values and rewards teaching, respects and supports individual differences among learners, and creates equitable learning environments in which diverse students and instructors can excel. CRLT carries out this mission through orientations, workshops, consultations, and learning communities for instructors; collaborations with departments, schools, and colleges; grants for innovations in teaching and learning; and the dissemination and pursuit of research. CRLT’s areas of expertise include equity-focused teaching, course design and curriculum development, evaluation and program assessment, incorporation of technology tools for teaching, and the use of applied theatre to address climate issues in classrooms and departments. The Center also works closely with the vice provost for undergraduate education on the university’s academic student success initiatives.


Leadership Team

Angela Dillard, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education; Richard A. Meisler Collegiate Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies and History in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. She also holds a courtesy appointment in LSA’s Residential College.

Matt Kaplan, Executive Director, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT)

Kaylee Weiland, Executive Assistant


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Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT)