The Office of the Provost sponsors initiatives to mobilize the campus and create new dialogues on some of the most pressing issues facing the world today.

Academic Initiatives

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Provost-sponsored multidisciplinary projects help the campus to work together on issues that transcend traditional academic boundaries.

Provost’s Leadership Academy

The Provost’s Leadership Academy is geared towards faculty at UCI who show promise as future leaders in positions including department chair, research center director, associate deans, deans, and vice provosts.

Chancellor’s Distinguished Speakers Series

audience listening initiatives

The Chancellor’s Distinguished Speakers Series brings to campus eminent scholars and public figures who are active change-makers and leaders in today’s world.

Understanding & Engaging with Extremism

hands with the words saying Speak out and a banner with the words Confronting Extremism initiatives

UCI Confronting Extremism is a year-long campus initiative dedicated to understanding the ideas and behaviors advocated far outside of alignment to the campus values for social justice and equity in today’s society as a means to identify pathways for building positive campus and democratic communities.