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.
Dr. Susan M. Ford
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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 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. Click here for guidelines.
Student Conduct Code
SIU’s Student Conduct Code, amended January 2015, can be viewed through the Student Rights and Responsibilities webpage. A summary of changes is also available. Click here
Students with a problem or an issue, can find the help they need at:
Direct Reports to the Provost
In an effort to assist with policy revisions implemented Summer 2013 to promote student success, my office created a 'Syllabus Attachment' that lists many elements important for a student to know. Please include the appropriate semesters attachment below with your course syllabi each semester to help ensure that all students get this important information.