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The Academic Spotlight Blog became the news archive for the Office of the Provost in September 2015. The blog is searchable by keywords and categories.

Archived announcements and current news stories are available on the blog (pre-September 2015 announcements remain available on this page.)

Archives of 2015-16 Academic Spotlight Newsletters are available online.

December 2016 Academic Spotlight

Provost Update: Spartans Help Spartans Year Round; Peer Connections Provides Mentors and Tutors; Emeritus and Retired Faculty Fund Two Grants in 2015-16; Peers in Pride Support Incoming LGBTQI Students; Spartans Supporting Spartans Campaign Funds Student Scholarships and More; and Subscribe to the Academic Spotlight blog.

November 2016 Academic Spotlight

Provost Update: Making Progress on Student Success; SJSU's eCampus Honored for Online Teaching Support; Video: Just In Time Pantry; SJSU Faculty Eligible for Grant to Redesign Courses; Four Pillars Plan Shows Early Success; African American College Readiness Summit; and Subscribe to the Academic Spotlight blog.

October 2016 Academic Spotlight

Provost Update: Our Differences Make Us Strong; Faculty Fellows Support PRIDE and MOSAIC Centers; Conversations on Campus Climate Continue Dialogue; Video: SJSU's Diversity of Disciplines; Salzburg Scholars Gain a Global Viewpoint; State Assembly Uses Public Hearing to Discuss Benefits, Challenges of Faculty Diversity; Students Engage Through Success Task Forces; and Subscribe to the Academic Spotlight blog.

September 2016 Academic Spotlight

Provost Update: Creating a Culture of Success; Spartan Scholars Program Enhances College Readiness; Faculty Find Themselves at Home in Residence Halls; Mentor Program Pilot Continues for Fall; High-Impact Practices Engage Students Development Efforts Support Student Success; and Subscribe to the Academic Spotlight blog.

May 2016 Academic Spotlight

Provost Update: SJSU Commencement Celebrates Student Success;VIDEO: Spartans Prep Middle School Students for College; Graduate Equity Fellowship Fosters Mentorship; College of Science Students Share Research; Social Science Students Address Critical Issues;Student Success Centers Support Advising; Grant Fosters STEM Course Redesign; and Subscribe to the Academic Spotlight blog.

April 2016 Academic Spotlight

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 Academic Spotlight blog.

March 2016 Academic Spotlight

Provost Update; SJSU Enhances Social Work Education in Vietnam; Promising Practices Grant Updates Courses; Proven Course Redesign Improves Engagement; Video: Teaching and Technology Intersect; CSU Students Become Technology Ambassadors; Adobe Day Highlights New Teaching Tools; Subscribe to the Academic Spotlight blog.

February 2016 Academic Spotlight

Provost Update: A Culture of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity; University Scholar Series Presents Wide Range of RSCA; Undergraduates Gain Skills with Research; Pianist Receives President's Scholar Award; Immigration and Performing Arts Connect; SJSU Enhances Distance Education in Pakistan; Study Grant Aims to Improve Resources for Vietnamese American Caregivers; Subscribe to the Academic Spotlight Blog.

December 2015 Academic Spotlight

Provost Update; CommUniverCity: A Model of Learning and Service; SJSU Helps 'Restore Coyote Creek'; Hammer Theatre Partnership Moves Forward; CHAMP Connects Students and Seniors; and Subscribe to the Academic Spotlight Blog.

November 2015 Academic Spotlight

Provost Update; Scholarship assists staff in reaching educational goals; Spartan Climate Ride supports Green Ninja; Emeritus and retired faculty aid new educators; Academic division helps Food for Students fund; Subscribe to the Academic Spotlight blog.

October 2015 Academic Spotlight

Provost Update; Professional development grants awarded to staff; SJSU Salzburg Scholars and Fellows change the campus and the world we live in; University 101 guides new faculty in first term; New deans and AVPs learn Spartan culture; Writer's Help 2.0 offers support to students; Subscribe to the Academic Spotlight blog.

September 2015 Academic Spotlight

Graduate and International students become Spartans; New RSCA supports announced for Fall 2015; A hundred classrooms get summer makeover; Committee works on new GE pathways; New leaders ready to support student success; Academic Spotlight blog touts division highlights.

May 2015 AAD Newsletter

Read the May 2015 edition of the Academic Affairs Division Newsletter here.  (Posted 5/27/15)

 

Appointment:  Executive Director of SJSU Research Foundation

Dr. Sandeep Muju has been appointed Executive Director of SJSU Research Foundation effective June 15, 2015.  (Posted 5/13/15)

 

April 2015 AAD Newsletter

Read the April 2015 edition of the Academic Affairs Division Newsletter(Posted 5/13/15) 

 

Appointment:  Deputy Provost

Dr. Carl Kemnitz has been appointed Deputy Provost effective July 6, 2015.  (Posted 4/14/15)

 

Faculty & Staff Equity Programs

This week's President's Weekly Update announced plans for a $1.3 million faculty and staff equity program beginning July 2015. Details about the faculty equity program are available online. The staff equity program is still under development.

 

Appointment:  Dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts

Dr. Mary Schutten has been appointed Dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts effective July 6, 2015. (Posted 4/6/15)

 

Appointment:  AVP of Graduate & Undergraduate Programs

Dr. Thalia Anagnos has been appointed Associate Vice President of Graduate & Undergraduate Programs effective July 6, 2015. (Posted 3/24/15) 

 

March 2015 AAD Newsletter

Read the March 2015 edition of the Academic Affairs Division Newsletter. (Posted 3/24/15) 

 

Appointment:  Dean of the College of Social Sciences

Dr. Walter R. Jacobs has been appointed Dean of the College of Social Sciences effective July 6, 2015.  (Posted 3/24/15)

 

SJSU Research Foundation Executive Director Candidates Open Forums

The SJSURF Executive Director Search Committee is pleased to announce four finalists for the position of Executive Director.  All members of the campus community are invited to meet the candidates at their Open Forum, where there will be ample time for questions.  Visit the SJSURF ED search page for more information. (Posted 3/19/15)

 

53rd Annual Honors Convocation

A record number of undergraduate students, almost 4,000, will be honored at this year's Honors Convocation ceremony on Friday, April 24 at 6 pm, in the Event Center.  Please visit the Honors Convocation page for more information.  (Posted 3/19/15)

 

Deputy Provost Candidates Open Forums

The Deputy Provost Search Committee is pleased to announce three finalists for the position of Deputy Provost.  All members of the campus community are invited to meet the candidates at their Open Forum, where there will be ample time for questions. Visit the Deputy Provost search page for more information.  (Posted 3/4/15)

 

February 2015 AAD Newsletter

Read the February 2015 edition of the Academic Affairs Division Newsletter. (Posted 3/4/15)

 

Candidates for the Dean, College of Applied Sciences and Arts

The candidates for Dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts, have been announced, along with the dates of their campus visits.  (Posted 3/2/15)

 

Dean of the College of Social Sciences Candidates Open Forums

Visit the search committee webpage to view each candidate's open forum.  (Posted 2/27/15)