Each year, the Academic Affairs Division hosts events that celebrate the dedication and accomplishments of students, faculty and staff at San Jose State.


Annual Interdivisional Basketball Competition

The annual competition provides employees with a chance to show their Spartan Spirit and support of the Academic Affairs division with a free afternoon of women's basketball, food, pregame activities, prizes and fun for the whole family!


Academic Affairs Division Staff Appreciation Breakfast

Staff Appreciation Breakfast 2017

Staff from the Academic Affairs Division enjoy entertainment from Grupo Folklorico Luna Y Sol at the Fall 2017 Staff Appreciation Breakfast. Photo by James Tensuan.

The annual Academic Affairs Division Staff Appreciation Breakfast offers a chance for administrators and mangers to give kudos to their staff.

See more photos from past events.


Honors Convocation

 Honors Convocation







Students stand to be recognized during the Spring 2016 Honors Convocation in the San Jose State University Event Center. Photo by Dan Fenstermacher, MFA Spr. '16

Honors Convocation kicks off the end of the year celebration by honoring top students. In Spring 2016, 3,714 students earned the distinction of being a Dean’s Scholar by maintaining a 3.65 GPA in two contiguous semesters of the last three semesters while 413 students earned the distinction of being a President's Scholar.

Read feature stories of top students and see photos/video from past events.


Faculty Service Recognition and Awards Luncheon

Faculty Service Recognition & Awards Luncheon

Gus Lease, professor of Music & Dance, was honored for 65 years of service at the Spring 2016 Faculty Service Recognition and Awards. Photo by Robert Bain

The Faculty Service Recognition and Awards Luncheon honors faculty who have served 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and occasionally 50 or more years at San Jose State. The President's Scholar Award, the Distinguished Service Award, Outstanding Professor Award and Outstanding Lecturer Award are given out each year at the event.

See a list of honorees from 2013-2016.


Academic Affairs Division Staff Fall Welcome

The welcome event kicks off the academic year by recognizing staff for their outstanding work and support for our students and faculty.


Academic Affairs Division Ice Cream Social

Ice Cream Social

Faculty and Staff enjoy ice cream at the 2008 event.

The AAD Ice Cream Social thanks faculty and staff for a successful academic year.