Academic Affairs

Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Courtney Bentley

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Welcome to the University of Montevallo, Alabama’s public liberal arts university. As we conceptualize it, a liberal arts approach to higher education is a teaching style and educational experience rather than a specific field of study. Students get both deep and broad knowledge-skills. They take a deep dive into their disciplinary and interdisciplinary passions in tandem with broad immersion in critical thinking, problem solving, communication, teamwork, and cross-cultural understanding, appreciation, and inclusion. We offer our students a personalized, high-impact education that includes an array of opportunities for project-based learning: internships, undergraduate research, performance, study abroad, capstones, and honors. Taken together we champion the applied liberal arts where students get the powerful combination of classroom and real-world training and experience that makes for nimble 21st century citizens. UM graduates will enter a rapidly changing global economy where they are prepared for existing as well as new careers that have yet to be invented. Simply put, our students are thinkers AND doers.

With the Montevallo experience, be more than you could ever imagine you could be. Come join us.

Welcome home!

The University awards five undergraduate degrees (bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, bachelor of business administration, bachelor of fine arts, and bachelor of music), four master’s degrees (master of arts, master of science, master of business administration, and master of education), and the educational specialist degree.

Colleges within Academic Affairs:

Arts and SciencesBusinessEducation and Human DevelopmentFine Arts


Department Chairs

Graduate Policies

Professional Licensure and Certification

Administrative Offices within Academic Affairs:

Falcon Success CenterHonors ProgramLibraryMalone Center for Excellence in TeachingRegistrarService LearningTRIO Programs


Academic Integrity Violation Form (PDF)

Grade Appeal Form (PDF)


Faculty Handbook
Adjunct Faculty Handbook

Distance Education Handbook (faculty version)(PDF)

Distance Education Handbook (student version)(PDF)

Departmental Tenure and Promotion Guidelines:

Departmental Tenure and Promotion Guidelines – Rev 2022

Faculty Salary CUPA Data:

2023 Faculty Peer Study

Archived Faculty Peer Study

Archived Faculty Peer Study (2020-2021)

Archived Faculty Peer Study (2021-2022)


University Calendar – 2023-2024

Academic Calendar – 2023-2024