The Provost of SSU serves as the Vice President of Academic Affairs and is responsible for ensuring our students receive an outstanding education that meets the rapidly changing needs of the region and beyond. As Provost, I recognize the quality of the educational experience at SSU depends upon close human and intellectual relationships among students and faculty to foster the open exchange of ideas.
To this end, the University emphasizes collaborative learning driven by motivated faculty who value teaching excellence. SSU aspires to prepare students to be learned men and women by providing a range of programs taught in the tradition of a modestly-sized liberal arts and sciences institution; an educational model that allows for small class sizes and student centered learning.
I firmly believe that tomorrow’s workforce demands ethical employees who have a foundation for life-long learning, have a broad cultural perspective, and are concerned with contributing to the health and well-being of the world at large. The University is committed to creating a learning environment in which people from diverse backgrounds and cultures are valued for the breadth of their perspectives and are encouraged in their intellectual pursuits.
Academic Affairs Info
Academic Affairs provides instructional programs for matriculated students through its six schools: Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics, Education, Extended Education, Science and Technology, and Social Sciences. Nonmatriculated students may enroll in credit or noncredit programs through the School of Extended Education , Also, nonmatriculated students may enroll in regularly offered University credit courses on a space available basis, through Open University.
The University Library in the Schulz Information Center is a hub of campus life where information and community converge. The Library provides extensive information resources in all formats to support the university curriculum while also offering a technology-rich, comfortable space to think, learn, research and explore ideas
The Office of the Provost located in Stevenson 1040 provides a variety of services related to the academic mission of the university including Academic Programs, Faculty Affairs, Undergraduate Studies, Graduate Studies, and Institutional Research.
Initiatives & Projects
The Office of the Provost supports a variety of university wide initiatives and planning efforts. Some of the major initiatives underway include:
- Graduation Initiative
- Early Start Initiative
- Freshman Transition Programs
- Academic Affairs Strategic Plan 2009 - 2014 (PDF)