Office of the Provost

Welcome to Clark Atlanta University

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

It is with immense pride and a profound sense of responsibility that I welcome you as the Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at Clark Atlanta University. Our university, a beacon of knowledge and innovation, stands committed to advancing our rich legacy of academic excellence and transformative research.

At the heart of our mission lies the unwavering commitment to not only preserve but also elevate the University's academic enterprise. This dedication is intricately woven into the fabric of our educational and research endeavors, underscoring our role as a vital contributor to global scholarship and societal advancement.

Clark Atlanta University proudly offers a diverse array of academic programs designed to cater to a wide range of interests and career aspirations. Our 29 Baccalaureate Programs provide a robust foundation in various disciplines, fostering critical thinking and creativity. The 25 Master's Programs we offer are tailored to cultivate advanced skills and specialized knowledge, preparing our graduates for leadership roles in their respective fields.

For those seeking to merge the intensity of undergraduate and graduate studies, our 6 Accelerated Dual Degree Programs offer an expedited pathway to academic and professional achievement. Additionally, our 11 Doctoral Programs stand as a testament to our commitment to rigorous scholarly research, contributing significantly to innovation and discovery.

The Office of the Provost is dedicated to supporting every student's journey towards academic success and personal growth. We are committed to providing an environment that nurtures intellectual curiosity, encourages academic exploration, and fosters a community of scholars dedicated to making a meaningful impact in the world.

As we embark on this academic year, let us collectively uphold the values of excellence, integrity, and perseverance. Let us embrace the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead with enthusiasm and a shared vision for a brighter future.

Welcome to a new chapter in your academic journey at Clark Atlanta University, where your potential knows no bounds, and your achievements contribute to a legacy of excellence.

Warm regards,

Dr. Charlene D. Gilbert
Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs

Office of the Provost

Phone Number: 404-880-8000
223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W. Atlanta, GA 30314
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Academic Council

The Academic Council has the responsibility for reviewing all University academic programs and related matters. The Council receives and reviews, from the various Schools, proposals and policy decisions regarding the Schools’ respective programs.

The Council is a policy-recommending body, which may initiate studies and reviews in consultation with the Deans of the respective Schools. The Council has the authority to make recommendations to the President on all matters that relate to the academic programs and mission of the University.

Meeting Day and Time:  
Last Thursday of the month  12:15 – 1:30 PM

Standing Committees of the Academic Council

  • The Committee on Committees ensures that communication and exchange between and within the faculty and the administration are facilitated through an institutionalized network of Standing Committees.
  • The University Curriculum Committee considers and recommends to the Academic Council appropriate action on all matters connected with educational policy of the undergraduate and graduate programs. The Committee reviews the actions of the Schools with respect to their graduate and undergraduate curricula and courses of study. The Committee is particularly concerned with requirements for all degrees; methods of instruction; programs of study, and regulations concerning scholastic standing; policies for new courses of study; and the modification of existing courses.

    Meeting Day and Time: 2nd Thursday of the month 12:15 – 1:30 PM

  • The Committee on External Programs and Continuing Education exists to develop, review and recommend policies, procedures and criteria which guide credit and non-credit continuing education activities. On and off-campus programs are reviewed and evaluated for effectiveness. Recommendations resulting from such reviews are forwarded to the Academic Council for action.
  • The Committee on Research and Sponsored Programs is advisory to the Academic Council. Its basic functions are to recommend policy on the solicitation of research grants and contracts throughout the University, and to give general supervision to the implementation of such policies. The Committee reviews the types of research proposed and conducted, as such relates to research capabilities of the University, and provides advice and recommendations about the adequacy of university resources.
  • The Library Advisory Committee deliberates institutional concerns, as well as provides input from faculty, staff and students regarding the Robert W. Woodruff Library. The Committee also serves as a liaison between the academic departments of the University and the Woodruff Library in developing and reviewing appropriate policies and procedures.
  • The Committee on Admissions, Financial Aid and Scholarships plans, develops, reviews and recommends policies and procedures that guide the University’s plan for establishing admission standards and for coordinating financial aid awards and scholarship programs. The Committee assists in monitoring the effectiveness of undergraduate and graduate admissions, and financial aid and scholarship programs; and ensures that the policies and procedures established relate to the educational purpose of the University.
  • The Committee on Undergraduate Academic Standards and Standing administers all regulations, which concern the program of study and the scholastic standing of undergraduate studies. It may present proposals for changes in these regulations to the Academic Council. The Committee determines whether students who are academically deficient shall be required to withdraw from the University and whether students who have withdrawn because of academic deficiency shall be readmitted. The Committee is also responsible for the formation and administration of policies with regard to student records.
  • The Committee on Athletics reviews policies and procedures which guide the intramural and intercollegiate athletic programs; and ensures that the philosophy and purpose of the programs are in harmony with the University’s purpose. The purpose of the Committee is to foster the Intercollegiate Athletic Program and provides oversight for the University’s compliance with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) rules and regulations. The Committee reviews all actions, which result in the admission of athletes to the University’s programs.
  • The Committee on Student Life reviews policies and procedures related to student activities and extracurricular programs. The Committee develops and recommends policies that govern student publications as well as policies and procedures on issues that may have health, social or political impact on the University. The Committee also reviews the student code of conduct and assists in the development of disciplinary policies and procedures.
  • The Graduate Council reviews and recommends to the Academic Council all general policies and regulations for graduate programs, general admissions requirements, foreign language requirements, procedure for conducting general examinations and regulations in preparation of theses and dissertations; academic standards and degree requirements; candidates to be awarded degrees; and new degrees and new degree programs for recommendation to the University Curriculum Committee.

Destination 2028 Strategic Plan

Destination 2028

The Strategic Planning Steering Committee, in conjunction with several university stakeholders, oversees the tracking of key performance metrics associated with each pillar of the Destination 2028 initiative. These indicators aid in evaluating the extent to which the implementation of the strategy is generating outcomes for the University. The data pertaining to these indicators undergo regular updates, with a minimum frequency of once per year.
Destination 2028 Strategic Plan Scorecard.
Academic Leadership

The Academic Leadership team at Clark Atlanta University, with oversight from the Office of the Provost, is a group of dedicated professionals. They are committed to fostering academic excellence, nurturing innovative teaching, and supporting impactful research. Their collaborative efforts ensure the university’s educational mission aligns with its strategic goals and vision.

Celebrating a History of Excellence

Panther Pride: Celebrating a History of Excellence” captures the essence of Clark Atlanta University. It reflects our enduring pursuit of excellence in academia and society. This legacy, rooted in our history, drives our progress and is manifested in our dedicated faculty, innovative students, and accomplished alumni. More than a motto, Panther Pride is our commitment to excellence, inspiring us to achieve greatness, overcome challenges, and make impactful contributions. Embracing our rich heritage, we look forward to shaping a future as luminous as our past.