Dedicated to Excellence
The Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs is committed to the quality, development, coordination, and promotion of all academic programs and related activities. To ensure the continued pursuit of excellence, the office collaborates with many individuals, committees, and units that assist the Provost in supervising all academic programs and support functions, strategic initiatives, global programs, and faculty and student affairs.
The Work of the Provost
As the largest institution within the Minnesota State Colleges and University (MnSCU) system, St. Cloud State University serves more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students across 10 schools and colleges. Its highly regarded faculty and staff collaborate to offer relevant, rigorous, and interdisciplinary academic programs in an environment that supports an interdisciplinary and responsiveness to our changing world.
The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is the Chief Academic Officer of the university and is responsible for advancing the academic and scholarly life of the campus. Working collaboratively with the deans, faculty, and staff, Provost Vaidya develops and administers academic policies, helps establish academic priorities, oversees the curriculum, encourages faculty and student research, supervises academic support and enrollment services, and assures compliance with system, state, regional, and federal academic and educational policies.
In accordance with SCSU learning commitments, the Provost is dedicated to sustaining a vibrant intellectual community, composed of the finest faculty and students, that values active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural understanding.