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 in the service 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 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.

300 Schmidt Hall 
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Reporting to the Provost

Academics at Xavier

Xavier offers a wide variety of undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in four colleges. The proposed College of Medicine will welcome its inaugural class in 2027.

College of Arts and Science
College of Osteopathic Medicine
College of Nursing
College of Professional Sciences
Williams College of Business
Professor leading a classroom in front of a chalkboard

Academic Leadership

At Xavier, academic leadership is defined by a commitment to excellence and the holistic development of students. The University's academic leadership teams share a collective vision of fostering a transformative learning environment.

Associate Provost for Academic Engagement
Associate Provost for Academic Excellence
Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School
Associate Provost for Strategic Initiatives
Department Chairs and Academic Leadership
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).

Academic Plan 2023-2031
Faculty Handbook
Faculty Constitution
Resources for Faculty
Nexus Site: Office of the Provost and Chief Academic Officer

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