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The Provost, Dr. John Nicklow (see biography), is the Chief Academic Officer for Southern Illinois University. The Provost reports to the Chancellor and collaborates with her in setting overall academic programs and priorities for the University and allocates funds to carry these priorities forward. He 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)

Aviation Flight & Aviation Management received FAA Certification

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s aviation flight and aviation management programs recently received Federal Aviation Administration certification that reduces the required flight time for graduates interested in becoming airline pilots. 

Based on SIU’s curriculum and training requirements, the FAA on March 5 lowered the number of flight hours that SIU aviation students need to qualify for a restricted air transport pilot certificate, or R-ATP.  The reduction is from 1,500 to 1,250 flight hours for aviation flight students and to 1,000 flight hours for students in the combined aviation flight and aviation management programs.  The result is a significant savings in both time and money for graduates headed to a flight career with an airline. 

SIU is among a group of about 40 universities in the nation to receive the FAA certification, (for the rest of the story)

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

Spring 2014 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 2014  

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