The UNC System’s Division of Academic Affairs complements the University’s core academic mission. The division’s work supports faculty and ensures the success of research efforts and sponsored and international programs. The division also provides assistance for student affairs and certain other access and outreach activities.

Academic Affairs comprises five departments: Academic Programs, Faculty, and ResearchStudent AffairsDigital LearningData and Analytics; and Academic and Regulatory Affairs.

The division is also responsible for oversight of the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis and the executive director and general manager of UNCTV – Public Media North Carolina. The Spangler Family Director of the University of North Carolina Press reports to the head of the division as well.