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Provost Andrew Hale Feinstein

Andrew (Andy) Hale Feinstein provides leadership for all academic matters at San Jose State in his role as provost and vice president of academic affairs. As the chief academic officer of the university, he provides support to seven colleges, the College of International and Extended Studies, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories and the SJSU Research Foundation.

Feinstein supports more than 33,000 students, 1,700 faculty members, and 400 staff members and administrators, while also overseeing 154 degree programs.

The provost works closely with academic deans, department heads, student services professionals, faculty and staff to provide the highest possible quality of educational programs. An important part of the provost’s job is also to ensure they recruit, retain, encourage and support an outstanding and diverse faculty. The provost and vice president of Academic Affairs reports to the president, serves on the president’s cabinet and represents the campus in the president’s absence.

Working in collaboration with the university’s senior leadership and the Academic Senate, Feinstein oversees the quality of academic programs, faculty instruction and student learning, faculty research and creative activity, academic outreach and community partnerships, strategic planning and budgetary allocations in support of academic priorities. Priorities for 2016-17 include SJSU's Four Pillars of Student Success and SJSU's RSCA Plan: Faculty and Student Intellectual Engagement and Performance.

Feinstein led the division in implementing the 2014-16 Academic Affairs Working Plan. Priority groups focused on 21st Century Teaching and Learning Spaces; Educational Excellence and Student Experience; and Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity and Professional Development for the past two years. View Provost Outcomes Report 2016 on their results.

Read the May 2016 Academic Spotlight

Biological sciences majors Bianca Opara, left, and Dania Abid share their findings at the College of Science Student Research Day.The May 2016 edition features the following stories: Provost Update - SJSU Commencement Celebrates Student Success;VIDEO: Spartans Prep Middle School Students for CollegeGraduate Equity Fellowship Fosters MentorshipCollege of Science Students Share ResearchSocial Science Students Address Critical Issues;Student Success Centers Support AdvisingGrant Fosters STEM Course Redesign; and Subscribe to the Academic Spotlight blog. Read the full May 2016 edition online or download a PDF version.