Academic Affairs

Welcome to Academic Affairs

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs serves as the chief academic officer for the university and works closely with the deans, chairs, and faculty to plan, develop, and coordinate academic policies and programs. The provost is a member of the President’s Cabinet and serves as liaison to the Personnel, Faculty Development, and Faculty Welfare Committees.

Rick Stephens, 210 Hardway Building Rick.Stephens@fairmontstate.edu

The Associate Provost assists in the conduct of the academic functions of the University by serving as a liaison to the Curriculum, General Studies, and International Education Committees and as a point of contact for students and faculty with concerns about academic matters. The faculty handbook and FSU catalog are updated yearly by the associate provost, who also serves as Director of Graduate Studies.

College/School Deans, Associate Deans, and Department Chairs are charged with creating and implementing academic policies within their departments. They serve on the Academic Affairs Council as advisors to the Provost and have the authority to supervise the academic functions of faculty members within their respective units.

Current Initiatives:

  • Collection and analysis of data on program cost and effectiveness;
  • Participation in Admit Days and Orientations for new students;
  • Policy revisions in cooperation with the Vice-President for Student Services;
  • Preparation for the focused visit of the Higher Learning Commission in cooperation with the Vice-President for Institutional Assessment and Effectiveness.