Scott Jaschik’s article “Provosts in the Middle” reports on a survey conducted by Insider Higher Ed in 2017 by Gallup taking the responses of 654 provosts or chief academic officers. The results reveal that an overwhelming majority of provosts of American colleges and universities report that the academic health at their campuses are excellent or good (86%), but their specific opinions on other issues are more divided. 24% of provosts report that they now have targets specifically for the increase of the number or percentage of minority faculty members on their campus, but only 31% agree that they can meet those targets. An overwhelming majority of the provosts do believe that increasing the faculty diversity is a benefit to all students, and acknowledge the need to make changes in hiring processes to do so. Roughly half of provosts are concerned about the state of liberal arts colleges in the next 5 years, and a majority of the provosts across all systems state that they are not effectively using data to assist and inform their decision making at their campuses.