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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 32,000 students, 1,700 faculty members, and 200 staff members and administrators, while also overseeing 144 degree programs.

At universities, the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer and is responsible for promoting a rich intellectual life, fostering student success, creating an active learning environment both in the classroom and beyond, enhancing academic research, scholarship, and creative activity, and increasing the diversity of the institution. The provost is responsible for the implementation of academic priorities and for the allocation of resources to support those priorities.

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.

At San Jose State, 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.

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 2016 Report on their results.

Read the April 2016 Academic Spotlight

Guests enjoy jazz music at the Essence of Blackness event hosted by the African American Student Success Task Force.The April 2016 edition features the following stories: Provost Update - SJSU Celebrates Diversity and Promotes Inclusion; 'Essence of Blackness' Event Builds Community at SJSU; Students Engage Beyond Borders in 'COIL' Classes; Video: Folklorico Dancers Celebrate Culture; Conference Brings 300 Women Engineers to SJSU; Images from the SJSU Cultural Showcase; Subscribe to the AcademicSpotlight blog. Read the full April 2016 edition online or download a PDF version.