Associate Provost for Academic Programs | 618-453-7653
Dr. Andrew Youpa, Interim Associate Provost for Academic Programs, has primary administrative responsibility for development and coordination of academic and curricular matters on the SIU Carbondale campus. This position is essential to ensuring that the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is responsive to the need of our students, faculty, colleges and schools regarding all academic and student matters.
Oversight and management of curricular matters including New Units of Instruction (NUI), Reasonable and Moderate Extensions (RME), and requests for new course fees (Form 100)
Oversight of program reviews and accreditations
Liaison to Faculty Senate and Graduate Council on program changes
Oversee student academic appeals
Collaborate with SIU Vice President for Academic Innovation, Planning, and Partnership on BOT and IBHE reports
Oversees preparation and submission of state legislative reports
- Chairs the undergraduate teaching and curricular committee, which coordinates the University’s excellence in teaching awards
Dr. Youpa earned his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California at Santa Barbara, his M.A. in Philosophy from San Francisco State University, and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of California, Irvine. He joined the SIU Department of Philosophy in 2003 as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Youpa earned tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2009. He was promoted to Full Professor in 2020. He served as Associate Dean of Student and Curricular Affairs for the College of Liberal Arts from 2020-2022. He started as the Interim Associate Provost for Academic Programs on July 1, 2022.