Welcome to the Office of the Provost  

This page is intended to serve as a clearinghouse for information of all kinds related to academic programs, policies, and activities at Millikin University.

 

The Role of the Provost

The primary role of the Provost is to serve as Chief Academic Officer for the University, working closely with faculty and academic staff to ensure the overall academic quality of the university.  I serve as an advocate for both faculty and students as we strive for excellence across the disciplines in teaching, learning, advising, scholarship, and artistry.  Working closely with the President, administration, faculty, and staff, I strive to advance the mission of the University as we prepare students for professional success, democratic citizenship in a global environment, and the personal pursuit of a live of meaning and value. I am honored and privileged to serve in this role in an interim capacity for the 2021-2022 academic year, and am excited for the opportunity to work with an incredible team of committed faculty and staff as we strive to build both greater academic excellence across the university and a more inclusive community of scholars and artists.

Mary M. Black
Interim Provost

Performance Learning

One of the most exciting things about Millikin is our dedication to Performance Learning, which emphasizes active student engagement in their learning. It is more than just a slogan; it is woven deeply into the fabric of the institution. Performance Learning gives students opportunities to engage as professionals in their fields, with real risk and real reward, while they are still engaged in their studies and supported by their committed faculty.  It enriches the student experience at Millikin, and helps to better prepare students for professional success.

 

Provost Resources

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Department News

Jeff Aper Millikin University
Academic | Alumni & Friends | Campus
Dr. Jeffery Aper Equity & Justice Library Collection created in honor of retired Millikin Provost
July 12, 2021, 11:45am
Collection of books and materials centered on Millikin Long-Vanderburg Scholars Program Millikin University's Provost of seven years, Dr. Jeffery Aper, retired in June of 2021, but not...
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Shilling Hall
Academic | Alumni & Friends | Campus
Student work shines during Millikin's Celebrations of Scholarship
April 30, 2021, 3:15pm
Millikin students honored for scholarly work Millikin University's Celebrations of Scholarship is the culmination of the academic year; an all-day event that puts the outstanding...
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Wendy Kooken
Academic | Campus | College of Professional Studies
Dr. Wendy Kooken named Director of Millikin School of Nursing
January 27, 2021, 12:45pm
Dr. Kooken to begin appointment as director Aug. 1, 2021 Millikin University is pleased to announce that Dr. Wendy C. Kooken, associate professor of nursing at Illinois Wesleyan, has been...
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Millikin Chemistry
Academic | Campus | Chemistry
Millikin awarded ADM Cares Grant for Chemistry Instrumentation
November 18, 2020, 9:15am
Millikin Chemistry Department receives grant for state-of-the-art technology Millikin University has been awarded a $25,000 grant from ADM Cares, the philanthropic arm of ADM, in support...
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Millikin University Commons
Academic | Admissions | Alumni & Friends
Millikin earns Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2021 Ranking
September 21, 2020, 12:45pm
Ranking measures resources, engagement, outcomes and environment Millikin University is among the elite colleges and universities recognized in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher...
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