The position of vice-provost, teaching and learning was created in 2008. This position was one of the first of its kind at a Canadian university. The vice-provost provides inspirational and visionary leadership for academic innovation at the University of Saskatchewan. The role enhances the work of the provost and vice-president, academic and his office in the areas of teaching and learning.
The vice-provost oversees the work of the Student and Enrolment Services Division (SESD), The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness (GMCTE), Media Production Services, and the Distance Education Office . The director of First Nations and Metis engagement also works with the vice-provost on aspects of Aboriginal engagement, research and education as a top priority of the University of Saskatchewan. The vice-provost also oversees, in collaboration with other leaders, strategic activity in the scholarship of teaching and learning, course and instructor evaluations (policies and system), the distributed learning strategy, learning technologies decision-making and experiential learning. The vice-provost chairs the advising council, made up of advisors and administrators whose responsibilities include aspects of academic program advising. The council addresses the professional needs and concerns of advisors as well as the advising needs of students.