The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) facilitates the program approval and change processes for the Board of Regents, the UW System President, and the UW universities to sustain sufficient access for students to majors and careers, identify gaps in systemwide program array, and analyze the workforce development needs of the state—all in the context of efficient management of systemwide resources.

OAA engages faculty in communities of practice informed by scholarship and critical reflection that results in meaningful learning for all students in the UW System. These communities of teaching and practice include problematizing equity, diversity, and inclusion in historical, political, and social contexts.

OAA facilitates and supports faculty, staff, students, and UW System universities to develop, implement, and evaluate initiatives and policies that align university programs with the current and future international and global education needs of our state and nation.