• Leading the way in academic excellence

    As Western Michigan University's Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig serves as the University's top academic and administrative leader. In this role, he collaboratively oversees academic policies, activities and long-term planning while coordinating administrative and support functions across the University's academic operations.

Pride points

  • 97% of Broncos had instructors who made them excited about learning

    2022-23 Career Outcomes Report

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  • 93% of graduates participated in experience-driven learning

    2022-23 Career Outcomes Report

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  • 87% of graduates say their education and experiences at Western prepared them for their profession

    2022-23 Career Outcomes Report

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  • 91% of graduates working full time are satisfied with their job

    2022-23 Career Outcomes Report

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Equity and Implicit Bias Training for Administrative Searches

The Equity and Implicit Bias Training for Faculty and Administrative Searches Policy requires that all members of academic affairs faculty and administrative search committees complete implicit bias training prior to starting a search process. To support these efforts and our commitment to promote a diverse, equitable and inclusive University culture, Academic Affairs will host a series of implicit bias trainings throughout the year. Search committee members can register to attend any one of these available virtual sessions.

Summer 2024 Equity and Implicit Bias Training for Searches in Academic Affairs

The following dates will largely focus on staff searches, but will have the flexibility to include faculty and administrative searches as well.

May 8, 2024, virtual | May 20, 2024, virtual
June 6, 2024, virtual | June 25, 2024, in-person
July 23, 2024, virtual

Lunch with the Provost

Provost Vasquez Heilig is looking forward to having you and your colleagues join him for an informal lunch. These lunches are a wonderful opportunity for faculty and staff to learn more about one another and to generate and share ideas for Academic Affairs and Western.

Please take a moment to RSVP by selecting a date and completing the form in its entirety. Given the nature of these gatherings, we can accommodate a maximum of 20 attendees on each date. If a date is full, please consider registering for a future lunch.

Because these luncheons are limited in size, we respectfully request that you register for just one per academic year.


May 7, 2024

Provost's Council

Get to know your partners in Academic Affairs. Explore the connected areas focused on improving the student academic experience at Western Michigan University.