The latest news:
Recent SJSU graduates Michael Sandoval and Richard Vo, with Assistant Professor Aaron Romanowsky, had a discovery they made as students of a “hypercompact cluster,” or a dense galaxy, published over the summer in The Astrophysical Journal Letters.
Cleber Ouverney and a team of researchers published a paper on the diversity of key bacteria found in organic farming versus intensive farming in Brazil.
On July 31, the Connie L. Lurie College of Education hosted 500 teachers as part of the California Teacher's Summit.
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 154 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.
His Academic Affairs working plan for 2014-16 includes priorities to support those goals: 21st Century Teaching and Learning Spaces; Educational Excellence and Student Experience; and Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity and Professional Development.
Nearly 1,700 students participated in graduate orientation on Aug. 14, including 650 international students. In the picture at right, engineering students line up outside the Student Union before the start of the morning orientation session. The semester kick-off event was hosted by International Student and Scholar Services. This year’s graduate student orientation was enhanced to foster more interaction between local and international students, with support from Academic Affairs through its Educational Excellence and Student Experience priority.