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SDSU Office of the Provost

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Last updated:
July 1, 2014

Academic Vision and Goals
The mission of San Diego State University is to provide well balanced, high quality education for undergraduate and graduate students, and to contribute to knowledge and the solution of problems through excellence and distinction in teaching, research, and service.

The provost at SDSU is the chief academic officer of the university and provides the leadership required to achieve the highest standards in teaching, scholarship, creative activities and service. The provost is a key participant in all major university policy-establishing, coordinating, and implementing academic goals, educational policy, curriculum planning and development, program review, funding support, resource allocation, and personnel actions pertaining to faculty and academic staff. She works with representatives of the faculty within the context of the University Senate and of a statewide collective bargaining agreement. She acts as the president's designee on campus, local, regional, state, national and CSU committees, and acts as president in the absence of the president. She also serves on the SDSU Research Foundation Board of Directors.