As the senior vice president, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs reports directly to the president, serves in the president’s absence, and, in collaboration with the president and in consultation with faculty, is responsible for establishing and maintaining academic standards and for developing college-wide academic policies and procedures as well as advancing the college role and mission. The college deans report directly to the provost. The provost collaborates with other public institutions and the Idaho State Board of Education in the development and implementation of statewide higher-education academic policies.