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University Scholars Series Begins
Rethink Critical Thinking at first University Scholar Series Lecture with Professor Anand Vaidya on February 21. Read more.
Dean of Engineering's Study Gains National Media Coverage
Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering Dean Sheryl Ehrman received national media coverage in January for a study of how the flu virus spreads. Watch a video from ABC7.
Accepting Staff Professional Development Grant Applications
The Office of the Provost has announced a second call for proposals for the Staff Professional Development Grant Program, due March 19. Read more and apply online.
ISSSC Begins Research Efforts
Interim Founding Director Ted Butryn has built a roster of academics who are engaged in RSCA with the Institute for the Study of Sports, Society and Social Change. Read more.
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Students from diverse majors participate in SJSU's Humanities Honors program, where they complete an interdisciplinary set of GE Courses. (Photo: James Tensuan, '15 Journalism)
Welcome from the Provost
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!
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
New Academic Affairs Activities
The Academic Affairs Division has many units that provide resources for faculty, students and staff as well as a variety of intellectually engaging events hosted by our colleges and the University Library. Visit the new Academic Affairs Activities page for links to informational items, faculty and staff professional development opportunities and events.
Reports and Guides
- Graduation Initiative 2025: Semi-annual Metrics and College Student Success Plans (PFD)
- Four Pillars Quarterly Report: Advising (PDF)
- Technology Updates - Spring 2018
- WASC Accreditation