The Office of the Provost supports campus initiatives that align with the university’s mission and pursuit of academic excellence. These initiatives have been strategically identified as provost focus areas and will be provided administrative support so that they are clearly communicated and delivered in ways that lead to tangible success.

Provost Initiatives


We value faculty experiences at UMKC. As part of our commitment to a quality work life, UMKC participates in the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE), which administers a survey to gauge faculty perception of work life.

Discover COACHE at UMKC

Equity in STEM grant

The National Science Foundation has granted us an award that we will use as part of a two-year self-study of faculty recruitment, retention and success of women in STEM disciplines. This study will help us identify areas of improvement in our efforts to hire and retain world-class faculty.

Read more about the grant

Professional Career Escalators

The UMKC Professional Career Escalators program connects students with experiential learning opportunities, professional mentoring, leadership development and scholarship opportunities. Students from all majors will see how courses can translate into careers in four growing industries health care, education, business and engineering, and law and justice.

Learn about Professional Career Escalators