The Office of Academic Affairs supports the academic mission of the University through the development and implementation of the University’s student-related academic policies. It also maintains the academic records of the institution and facilitates the planning, assessment, and official recognition of NYUAD by analyzing this data and presenting it to various internal and external stakeholders. The Vice Provost serves as the primary liaison between the University administration and individual students.
Vice Provost Charles (Chuck) Grim brings more than 35 years of experience as an economics faculty member and university administrator to the Office of Academic Affairs. Having previously held a similar administrative position at the American University in Bulgaria and having headed Oberlin College’s international admissions efforts, Chuck brings a wealth of experience in international education to NYU Abu Dhabi.
Chuck has been instrumental in developing NYUAD’s academic policies, having arrived in 2010 months before the first cohort of students. He has overseen the development of the Registrar’s Office, the Office of Institutional Research, and the University mentoring program. He coordinates the institution’s accreditation efforts, having previously supported those same functions at AUBG.
With a PhD in Economics from Purdue University, Chuck has taught at some of America’s best liberal arts colleges: Oberlin, Colby, and Hamilton among others.