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Office of the Provost

The Office of the Provost seeks to foster collaboration across Butler University and manage changes in policies and practices that affect the academic life of the University as a whole.

Interim Provost Brooke Barnett is Butler University's vice president for academic affairs.

Learn more about Interim Provost Barnett and the Office of the Provost.

Faculty & Staff Resources

In this area, Butler faculty and administrative staff can locate resources such as the Faculty Handbook, key academic dates, academic forms and procedures, faculty hiring guidelines, and other information.

Faculty Development

The faculty development program supports faculty in achieving their own potential as teachers, scholars, researchers, and creative artists, and supports a faculty member’s development as a thoughtful participant in the Butler community.

Highlights, Initiatives, Programs

Higher Learning Commission

Higher Learning Commission

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, whose rigorous standards govern all degree-granting institutions of higher education in the U.S., Butler University has been continuously accredited since 1915. Butler is currently embarking on a comprehensive self-study program for its next HLC review.

Founder's Day Activities

In 1855, attorney and abolitionist Ovid Butler opened a school founded on the principle that everyone deserves an excellent education, regardless of race or gender—a bold idea in pre-Civil-War America. He believed that experience is the best teacher, that a love of learning prepares you for success no matter what you do, and that anyone can achieve greatness if they’re willing to put in the effort. Each year, Butler celebrates Founder’s Day to honor Ovid Butler and recommit to the University’s founding principles of inclusivity, diversity, and equality.