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Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

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Dr. Susan M. Ford
   Dr. Susan M. Ford,
   Acting Provost

The Provost is the Chief Academic Officer for Southern Illinois University. The Provost reports to the Chancellor and collaborates in setting overall academic programs and priorities for the University and allocates funds to carry these priorities forward. The Provost provides leadership in recruitment of prospective national and international students, student retention, faculty hiring, promotion and tenure, outreach to the community, and overall student support. Our office is responsible for ensuring students' academic success.

We also serve our campus community by overseeing all forms of academic activities, including: personnel, budgets, information technology, faculty training, assessment and program review, and student affairs. The individual colleges and departments that report to the Provost work collectively to ensure all of our students' success.

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Administration News

SIU Carbondale Welcomes You!

SIU Carbondale is a comprehensive research university that offers a vast array of excellent undergraduate and graduate academic programs on one of the most attractive campus settings in the United States. Students from every state in the union and 112 different countries come to Carbondale (see more)

Provost Fellow Guidelines

The Provost Fellow Program is intended to provide part-time academic leadership experience and skill development to a member of the University faculty who has an interest in academic administration. The selected faculty member will engage in regular operations and activities of the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The program also aims to capitalize on existing expertise and strengths across the campus in academic administration of the University. Fellows will gain insight into administrative practices and procedures such as budgeting, academic planning, shared governance, student success programming, retention activities, and assessment. Opportunities will also exist to contribute in areas of special mutual interest to the candidate and the University. (Guidelines)

Retention Plan

SIU’s new retention plan has been finalized and is available for review. Developed by more than 70 faculty and staff in consultation with retention expert Teresa Farnum, the two-year, rolling plan identifies goals and strategies to grow the university’s retention of undergraduate students.

Textbook Identification

The Higher Education Opportunities Act (HEOA) went into effect as a federal law on JULY 1, 2010. Complying
with the HEOA requirements is a condition for SIU receiving student financial aid from the Federal government.  
The Textbook Information section in the HEOA defines requirements for campuses to implement new
practices that provide students access to information about textbook and course materials associated with the
individual SIU classes scheduled for each semester. Click to read HEOA Textbook Provision

Syllabus Attachment

The campus has undertaken an extensive review of undergraduate and graduate policies. Many policies were revised to reflect our commitment to student success, and these revisions took effect Summer 2013. In an effort to assist my office has created a 'Syllabus Attachment' that lists many elements important for a student to know.

Please include the attachments below with your course syllabi for each semester to help ensure that all students get this important information.

Spring 2015

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