The Vice Provost provides support for the Provost’s initiatives and priorities, and serves as liaison between the office of the Provost and the schools and University administrative offices. She has responsibility for the Office of Academic Appointments, which administers the University’s policies governing academic appointments on behalf of the Provost and the President; and works closely with the Office of General Counsel on faculty matters. The Vice Provost is the Provost’s liaison to the Faculty Senators Councils and provides administrative oversight for the Office of Faculty Governance. The Vice Provost advises on the interpretation of policies in the Faculty Handbook; provides leadership in formulating and promulgating academic policies; collaborates with the Faculty Senators Councils and senior university administration on periodic updates to the Faculty Handbook.