The Division of Academic Affairs is responsible for meeting the academic mission of the University of Colorado Boulder to be a comprehensive graduate research university with selective admission standards, offering a comprehensive array of undergraduate, masters and doctoral degree programs. Our path in accomplishing this mission is articulated in the vision that the University of Colorado Boulder will become a leading model of the “new flagship university” of the 21st century—by redefining learning and discovery in a global context and setting new standards in education, research, scholarship, and creative work that will benefit Colorado and the world.

Central to support of this mission is the recruitment, retention and development of faculty, a process managed by the Office of Faculty Affairs. In addition, the Office of the Senior Vice Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor for Budget & Planning manages the development and allocation of resources towards the goal of meeting the mission of the campus. The division works collaboratively with the Boulder Faculty Assembly to ensure shared governance in the programs and policies that affect faculty and the academic mission of the university.

Our schools and colleges produce a wide range of academic offerings and enrichment experiences such as study abroad, residential academic programs, undergraduate research, and service learning. Graduate students may supplement their advanced degree studies with teaching and research assistantships.


To shape tomorrow’s leaders, be the top University for innovation, and to positively impact humanity.


To be a leader in addressing the humanitarian, social, and technological challenges of the twenty-first century.


The Colorado Creed

As a member of the Boulder community and the University of Colorado Boulder, I agree to:

  • Act with honor, integrity and accountability in my interactions with students, faculty, staff, and neighbors.
  • Respect the rights of others and accept our differences.
  • Contribute to the greater good of this community.

These values are reinforced by our Inclusive Excellence Initiative.  CU Boulder’s identity is defined by respect for diversity and inclusivity.