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Office of the Provost

Welcome to the Office of the Provost, within Academic Affairs

We are responsible for strategic planning, administration and evaluation of academic programs, resource allocation, budget analysis, assessment, and academic policies. In addition, we provide leadership and are responsible for a wide range of matters concerning institutional effectiveness and accreditation requirements and processes.

We coordinate on co-curricular activities and new student orientation with the Office of Student Affairs; coordinate on commencement planning, public relations, fund raising, and advancement initiatives with the Office of Institutional Advancement; and coordinate on strategic resource allocation with the Office of Finance and Administration.

About Maria Calzada, the Interim Provost

Interim Provost Calzada joined the Loyola University New Orleans faculty in the Department of Math in the fall of 1991. She became Dean of the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences in 2013, now known as the College of Arts and Sciences.

Her research interests include mathematical computations with an emphasis on applications in statistical quality control. She also enjoys working on teaching projects in collaboration with faculty in her department and the natural sciences. Her teaching interests include all levels of undergraduate mathematics, but she has a special affinity for freshman level calculus. She hopes that college students will learn, understand, enjoy and use calculus as a base for deeper mathematical and scientific explorations.

In 2008, she received a National Science Foundation grant to pursue interdisciplinary studies in the Loyola Chemistry Department. As a result of that grant, Dr. Calzada continues to pursue interdisciplinary research on Spectroscopy topics together with Chemistry faculty and undergraduate student researchers.

Interim Provost Maria Calzada
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Provost's Report 2018-2019

The 2018-2019 Provost’s Report from Loyola University New Orleans was created to showcase the brilliance, dedication, and academic excellence of our faculty. From working on history-changing campaigns to studying bats that live in Audubon Park, this report tells the story of our faculty members, their research, books, and accomplishments from the 2018-2019 academic year.

The Office of Academic Affairs oversees all colleges, libraries, intercollegiate programs, and academic and administrative support at Loyola University New Orleans. Find out more about each of these:


College of Arts and Sciences

College of Business

College of Law

College of Music and Media

College of Nursing and Health

Professional and Continuing Studies

J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library 

College of Law Library

Endowed Chairs + Professorships


Common Curriculum

Loyola Core

Interdisciplinary Programs

Community Engaged Learning, Teaching and Scholarship

Center for International Education

Student Success

Summer Sessions

University Honors Program


Student Success Center 

Accessible Education

Mathematics Center

Ross Foreign Language Center

Writing Across the Curriculum


Admissions and Enrollment

Grants and Sponsored Programs

Information Technology

Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Printing Services

Student Reco

The members of major university committees are named in the Committee Membership List.
In addition, some committees have individual web pages as listed below:

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee 

Associate Dean's Council 
Commencement Committee 
Facilities Planning Committee 
Graduate Council 
Institutional Review Board 
Intellectual Property Policy and Rights Committee 
International Education Committee 
Monroe Hall Building Committee 
Standing Committee on the Loyola Core

Standing Committee on Online Education 
Standing Committee of Professional and Continuing Studies 

Standing Council for Academic Planning 
Strategic Planning Team (formerly University Planning Team) 
University Budget Committee 
University Campus Sustainability Committee 
University Conciliation Committee 
University Courses and Curriculum Committee 
University Rank and Tenure Committee 

Policies + Procedures

Learn about the policies and procedures that go along with the services and resources we offer.

Policies + Procedures

Curricular Forms + Procedures

The below proposal forms have been developed to provide guidance and consistency across colleges through the curriculum approval process.

Curricular Forms + Procedures


The Office of Academic Affairs offers a number of resources for faculty and staff at Loyola University.