Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

Welcome to the Office of the Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Xavier University. We support academic excellence and holistic wellness in support of Xavier's Jesuit Catholic educational mission, so that Xavier students become people of learning and reflection, integrity and achievement, in solidarity for and with others. We work with the deans and faculty in our four colleges to offer high quality undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs and certificates, including our distinctive undergraduate Core Curriculum. We provide resources, infrastructure, and services to faculty and staff as they teach, create, and innovate. Wherever students learn, from the McDonald Library at the heart of campus to immersive learning in our community and around the globe, the Office of the Provost fosters inclusive excellence and the development of the whole person.

See how we put the Gifts of Our Ignatian Heritage into practice

Rachel Chrastil, PhD

Rachel Chrastil, PhD

Rachel Chrastil, PhD, serves as Xavier’s Provost and Chief Academic Officer in support of Xavier’s educational mission.

100 Schmidt Hall
chrastilr@xavier.edu 
513-745-3838
View Dr. Chrastil's full profile


Ms. Claudia Anderson
Executive Assistant to the Provost and Chief Academic Officer
andersonc28@xavier.edu
513-745-3838

Reporting to the Provost
Colleges

Academics at Xavier

Xavier offers a wide variety of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs in four colleges. The Office of the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs supports student learning and faculty development, both on campus and off. The Office of the Graduate School promotes and enhances the graduate student experience.

College of Arts & Sciences
College of Nursing
College of Professional Sciences
Williams College of Business
Office of the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Office of the Graduate School
Department Chairs and Academic Leadership
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Supporting Student Success

The Division of Student Affairs provides support services to enhance students’ wellbeing and to allow them to take full advantage of the learning opportunities offered at Xavier. The Title IX and Interpersonal Violence Response Office leads Xavier’s efforts to prevent and address sex discrimination.

Student Affairs
Title IX and Interpersonal Violence Response Office
Commencement
Faculty teaching

Resources for Faculty

The Faculty Handbook and Faculty Constitution are crucial documents at Xavier. The Nexus Site for the Office of the Provost and Chief Academic Officer includes information on Rank and Tenure, Assessment, Faculty Qualifications, and the curriculum process for courses and programs (Xavier login required).

Faculty Handbook
Faculty Constitution
Resources for Faculty
Nexus Site: Office of the Provost and Chief Academic Officer
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Shared Governance

Xavier University is committed to shared governance through a variety of standing Academic and University Committees including the Faculty Committee, Staff Advisory Committee, Core Curriculum Committee, University Rank and Tenure Committee, and many more.

All standing Academic and University Committees
Ad hoc committees, working groups, task forces, or initiatives
Core Curriculum Flag Committees
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Centers and Initiatives Reporting to the Provost

The Edward B. Brueggeman Center for Dialogue promotes the overarching University mission by engaging in authentic dialogue with others to collaboratively create opportunities and programs that educate the whole person, promote the common good, and serve others. 

Take It On is Xavier’s non-partisan, values-centered initiative to proactively promote better civic discourse and robust, peaceful engagement in politics.

The Brueggeman Center for Dialogue
Take It On