The Provost is the Chief Academic Officer of the College and functions as a strategic partner to the President and Cabinet, with significant budgetary and other authority in addition to general oversight of the academic program. The Provost participates in all promotion, tenure, and review decisions. Consulting with the Dean of Faculty, the Provost considers sabbatical and leave requests, determines faculty salary raises, appoints department heads and major program chairs, and reviews their annual reports. The Provost prioritizes and approves staffing requests in consultation with the Staffing Advisory subcommittee of the Faculty Academic Policy Committee. The Provost also represents the College in roles mandated in the Faculty Handbook, and names members and chairs of various appointed committees.