Among her numerous responsibilities, the Provost is in charge of accomplishing, in collaboration with the faculties' deans, the following functions:
- set the University's broad academic directions;
- develop and regularly evaluate programs;
- recruit and retain professors;
- establish student-recruitment strategies.
The faculties, their schools, departments and programs, and the library network are overseen by the Provost. The same applies to the academic units and services designed to help students make the most of their university experience or to guide professors in their academic pursuits.