The Provost and Pro-Rector is the chief academic officer of the University. The Provost is responsible, under the direction of the President and Rector, for strategic development planning, developing educational and research objectives and plans of the University, and coordinating their implementation. The Provost is also responsible, under the direction of the President and Rector, for raising academic standards, planning and implementing new academic developments, and overseeing all academic and academic support units of the University. The Provost chairs the Academic Forum and assists with the work of the Senate and the Board of Trustees. The Provost also manages CEU faculty and student policies under the supervision of the President and Rector as well as the Senate. The Provost also coordinates the adoption and supervises the execution of the University budget.