Office of the Provost


Promoting Excellence in Research, Scholarship, Art-Making, Teaching,

Professional Service, and Community Engagement.

Provost Robin Forman seated on campus bench

Provost Robin Forman

Provost Robin Forman is the Chief Academic Officer of the University. Collaborating with the Deans of the Colleges and Schools, as well as with the Deans of Libraries and Students, and working with an office cadre comprising faculty and staff colleagues, the Provost oversees the appointment, advancement, and retention of faculty; the articulation and deployment of all academic and research programs; and the development of strategic plans to secure the University’s enduring excellence in research and scholarship, art-making and design, instruction and mentorship, professional service and leadership, and community engagement.

Reporting directly to the President of the University, Provost Robin Forman is also a member of the President’s Cabinet, joining with all the members of the senior leadership team in pursuit of broad-based institutional objectives and goals.

Faculty Development and Mentoring Initiative


The Tulane University Office of Academic Affairs and Provost is leading a multi-phase faculty development initiative designed to advance faculty members' work, foster mentoring relationships, and meet faculty professional development needs.

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Tulane University is an institutional member of the NCFDD. The NCFDD is a nationally recognized, independent organization dedicated to supporting over 285,000 faculty, graduate students, and postdocs on their path to successful academic careers. NCFDD provides an array of resources including professional development programs, training, and mentoring support.

Tulane University is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Tulane University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, doctorate, and professional degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Tulane University.


Tulane University is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security.  The annual security and fire safety report is available on the TUPD website at  Click here for the full Jeanne Clery Act statement.