Provost Updates

Latest Academic Affairs Messages

Weekly Repopulation Update

May 10, 2021

I want to shift gears away from COVID repopulation issues this week, to provide a couple of other quick updates. Finals start next week, so I know everyone will be focused on finishing out the semester. 

Tenure and Tenure-Track Recruitment: SJSU is having an exceptional hiring year. In fact, we had the highest number of faculty recruitments among any of the CSU campuses, a reflection of our commitment to growth even amidst the disruptions caused by the pandemic...(click link above for more)

Interim Vice Provost for Academic Innovation and Online Initiatives Appointment

May 4, 2021

I am excited to announce that Dr. Ron Rogers will be joining the Office of the Provost as the Interim Vice Provost for Academic Innovation and Online Initiatives, effective May 1. This new role will focus on supporting departments and colleges interested in expanding access to SJSU through the development of online and hybrid degrees, certificates, minors, and credentials. Expanding access to SJSU will involve focusing our attention on the significant number of Californians with some college experience but no degree, reconnecting with students who left SJSU without finishing their degree, and opening our doors more widely to the adult learner community. This effort needs a leader who can support these conversations and facilitate the creation of an organizational structure that supports faculty and staff as they pursue the development of alternative degree pathways. 

Faculty in Residence for Sustainability Appointment Announcement

April 9, 2021

The Provost’s office is pleased to announce the appointment of William DeVincenzi, lecturer emeritus for the Lucas College of Business, as our Faculty in Residence for Sustainability beginning this month.

Updates on Summer and Fall Planning

February 24, 2021

I hope this email finds everyone well and safe. We are well into the spring semester and, for many of us, our courses remain remotely delivered and our office work is still operated largely through a parade of Zoom-based meetings. For me, I have been both drained and relieved by remote work. Drained, because I miss the day-to-day connection and energy that comes from interacting with colleagues and students on campus. Relieved, because I know I have the privilege of remaining largely sequestered and relatively safe from the spread of COVID-19. I don’t take that privilege lightly; we all know people who live without that privilege who have suffered from this pandemic. There has been significant loss of life and a real impact on the ability, for some, to work after contracting COVID-19. This, like all pandemics, is affecting different socioeconomic communities differentially. While COVID-19 doesn’t discriminate, the structures of support and access certainly do, even when operating without “intent.”

Updates from the Office of the Provost

January 21, 2021

I would like to take this opportunity to present some positive changes I've made in our office as we continue finding ways to help our division improve communications, implement process efficiencies, improve access to information, and offer support on change implementation. We have merged our Academic Budget and Planning Unit into a new larger unit called Academic Business & Strategic Operations, or ABSO as we are now used to calling it!

Junelyn Pangan Peeples named Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Analytics

December 11, 2020

Dr. Junelyn Pangan Peeples has been named Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Analytics (IESA) for Academic Affairs. This new office and position will bring together the Office of Institutional Research with a number of other areas in the Office of the Provost, while providing direct support to our accreditation and program review processes. Junelyn will join San José State University in this inaugural role starting January 28, 2021.

Survey on Chancellor Office Implementation of AB 1460

October 15, 2020

As part of the process of campus consultation, the Chancellor’s Office has tasked each campus to collect feedback and to share suggestions that may not yet have been voiced on how best to implement the new 3-unit ethnic studies course requirement in line with Assembly Bill 1460.

Moving Forward with AB 1460, the Ethnic Studies GE Requirement

October 2, 2020

I am writing today in regards to the passage of AB 1460, which mandates a new graduation requirement in Ethnic Studies for all CSU undergraduate students who will graduate in 2024-2025. This bill has a direct impact on Title 5, the overarching law that governs the CSU, and the Chancellor’s Office (CO) of the CSU must now get to work integrating AB 1460 into Title 5.

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Spring Academic Affairs Town Hall with Provost Del Casino

March 22, 2021

The Spring Academic Affairs town hall of 2021 with Provost Del Casino was held as a live, virtual event. Alison McKee, Vice Chair of the Academic Senate, moderates the Q&A with pre-submitted questions as well as live questions from the SJSU community.


Second Academic Affairs Division Town Hall with Provost Del Casino

September 2, 2020

The second town hall of 2020 with Provost Del Casino was held as a live, virtual event this year. Ravisha Mathur, Chair of the Academic Senate, moderates the Q&A with pre-submitted questions as well as live questions from the SJSU community.


First Virtual Town Hall with Provost Del Casino

May 21, 2020

The 2020 Town Hall with Provost Vin Del Casino was held as a live, virtual event this year. Shaun Fletcher, assistant professor of public relations, moderates the Q&A with nearly 300 pre-submitted questions as well as live questions from the SJSU community.


Latest Academic Affairs COVID-19 Message

August 17, 2020

Preparing for Power Outages, State Guidance on Persons Authorized on Campus and Form For Returning Activities or Services

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