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Provost Andy Feinstein shows his Spartan spirit with students at the first home football game.Provost Andy Feinstein shows his Spartan spirit with students at the first home football game. Photo by David Schmitz

Provost Welcome

Welcome to the Office of the Provost. As chief academic officer, I focus on ensuring San Jose State University achieves the highest standards of student success, teaching, research, scholarship and creative activities. My office 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. I work closely with deans, department chairs and directors, student services professionals, faculty and staff to provide high quality educational programs. An important part of my job is also to ensure that we recruit, retain, encourage and support an outstanding and diverse faculty.

Working in collaboration with the university’s senior leadership and the Academic Senate, I oversee the quality of academic programs; faculty instruction and student learning; faculty research, scholarship and creative activity; academic outreach and community partnerships; strategic planning and budgetary allocations in support of academic priorities. Priorities for 2017-18 include SJSU's Four Pillars of Student Success and SJSU's RSCA Plan: Faculty and Student Intellectual Engagement and Performance. We are also working on a new university-wide strategic plan.

We have a number of initiatives under way that will continue to improve the experiences of our students, staff and faculty. Please feel free to contact my office if I can be of service. Go Spartans!

Andy Feinstein
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
provost@sjsu.edu

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At the age of 19, San Jose State University junior Nasheli Arce can already visualize how her business career could look. The Lucas College and Graduate School of Business management information systems major is enrolled in the three-unit Braven Accelerator course, a program created to help underrepresented students attain skills that will help them succeed in their career searches after graduation. Read more.

Staff Gain Skills Through Professional Development Grant Program

The Academic Affairs Division has awareded 229 Staff Professional Development Grants in the past three years, ranging up to $1,500 for an individual or $5,000 for a group proposal. Designed to promote employees’ professional development and enhance effectiveness, the grants are primarily used to participate in training programs, in-service activities and team-building exercises, or to attend conferences and staff retreats. Read more.

Cilker Conference and Scholarship Promotes Arts in Education

Cilker ConferenceMarion Cilker, a 1939 alumna of the College of Humanities and the Arts, had a lifelong passion for arts in education that she wanted to share with future generations of teachers. 70 years after her own degree completion, she donated to the Connie L. Lurie College of Education to establish a scholarship and conference to foster the same ideals in prospective and current educators. Read more.

ERFA Grants Support Current Researchers

AJ Faas and Nicole DubusResearch by San Jose State University professors into how societies and nations respond to and cope with manmade and environmental disasters – and what happens to individuals when they flee due to war, political instability or climate change – received support from the Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association (ERFA) in 2016-17. Read more. 

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