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Provost Neil Mackinnon

Serving as the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Neil J. MacKinnon, the Provost of Augusta University is the Chief Academic Officer, responsible for advancing all aspects of the mission of the University, ensuring excellence and innovation in the delivery of existing knowledge and the discovery of new knowledge.

The Provost is accountable for the achievement of the university’s strategic priorities, through actively engaging in planning and resource allocation to deliver tangible results and provide a foundation for future prosperity.

The Office of the Provost is committed to:

  • Enhancing academic quality in programs of instruction;
  • Fostering the development, improvement and recognition for the Augusta University faculty; 
  • Driving services and programs that promote the success of our students;
  • Advancing processes that tie budgeting and effective resource allocation to our planning efforts; 
  • Ensuring the University's infrastructure support functions provide support for the academic mission and contribute to the pursuit of academic excellence.

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As Augusta University pursues its mission of teaching, research and public service, the provost is leading several initiatives to enhance the excellence, impact and reach of our work. These multi-year initiatives involve faculty, students, staff and community members working together to find solutions to university issues.

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Visiting scholars bring international experience to Augusta University

“Being one of the first professors invited to Augusta University as part of the Faculty Inclusive Excellence Visiting Scholar program was a terrific experience,” Diego Cuadros, PhD said.

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Need help with your social sciences research? Augusta University’s new Qualitative Research Lab is now open

The Qualitative Research Lab, which opened this month in the Center for Social Science Research at Augusta University, offers consultation and support for qualitative social scientific research.

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Augusta University kicks off Faculty Inclusive Excellence Initiative’s Visiting Scholars program

“We want our students, faculty and members of the surrounding community to have opportunities to work and learn from individuals from various backgrounds," said Dr. Michelle Johnson, coordinator of the Visiting Scholars Program.

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Provost accepting applications for 2023-24 fellowship 

“The Provost Faculty Fellows has enlightened me to the inner workings of the AU leadership. It has enhanced my understanding of the interaction between the two campuses as a united institution, leading us to become well-positioned as a regional leader in health care and education.”