Academic Affairs and the Office of the Provost

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Academic Affairs at SF State

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Cesar Chavez Student Center

Academic Affairs is composed of six colleges, the University Library, and a broad array of offices that provide services and support to the university. The colleges are comprised of more than seventy-five schools and departments offering over two hundred academic programs, majors, minors, concentrations, and credential and certificate programs. The other units of Academic Affairs include the The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; the J. Paul Leonard Library; the College of Extended Learning; the Divisions of Graduate Studies; Undergraduate Studies; and International Education; and the Offices of Academic Planning and Development; Academic Resources; Faculty Affairs and Professional Development; and Research and Sponsored Programs.

All these areas work together to foster an environment that promotes high quality teaching and learning in an urban context of significant demographic diversity. Given the broad scope of Academic Affairs, and the wide range of activities supported by the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, we invite you to use the navigator to your left to connect to the location that interests you.

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer of the university and is responsible for the formulation and implementation of academic plans, policies, and priorities, and for the allocation of resources to carry these matters forward. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs provides the leadership required to achieve the highest standards in teaching, scholarship, creative activities, and service.

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