Academic Resource Management

Academic Resource Management

Our team promotes continuous improvement by supporting informed decision making by the university's leadership in the allocation of financial, physical, and human resources and providing internal management information and external compliance information on the accomplishment of the institution's mission, goals, and objectives for learning, research, and engagement.

Ken Smith

Promoting improvements for you

The vice provost is working with his team to oversee the university's academic budget,
manage academic space, provide data and services for assessment and evaluation,
and monitor implementation of the university's strategic plan.

Academic Budget Development

Oversees the development of the educational and general budget through both a performance budget model and an annual process that solicits and responds to prioritized request from each academic VP and college, and provides one time support for special initiatives throughout the fiscal year.

Academic Decision Support

Promotes the accomplishment of the university strategic plan and monitors progress against the goals of the plan through the tracking and reporting of high level metrics.


Academic Space

Inlcudes classrooms, teaching laboratories, research laboratories, library, and faculty and academic support offices. We promote the effective use of space through the assignment/reassignment of existing space and the prioritization of new capital projects and renovations.

Partnership for an Incentive Based Budget

In the November 2018 campus update, Ken Smith reviews the overall budget model components as they are currently developed and envisioned to develop in full implementation, the status of implementation in the current fiscal year, and anticipated directions in the development of the PIBB heading into next fiscal year 2019-20.

Academic Resource Management News

New wave of capital construction projects underway on the Blacksburg campus, VT News

Thulasi Kumar named associate vice provost for academic decision support, VT News

Office Resources

Contact Us

330 Burruss Hall (0132)

Get to know Vice Provost, Ken Smith

Providing institutional leadership for budgeting, capital outlay planning, space management,
performance data and continuous improvement processes for the academic programs since 2013.