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Welcome to the Office of the Provost/Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs at Metropolitan State University of Denver, home to more than 20,000 current students and well over 85,000 alumni.

The Office of the Provost/VPASA helps to create and support a relevant and engaging learning/teaching environment for MSU Denver students and faculty. One of our many goals is to facilitate access and ensure success for our students through a student-centered curriculum and a highly-qualified faculty, who are dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarly activities, and service. MSU Denver provides a supportive learning atmosphere for students to pursue their studies, with rich opportunities for interaction with their peers and with their faculty. Students engage in active learning appropriate to their discipline; in doing so, they participate in the exciting process of discovery, and have a chance to learn in experiential and cooperative settings across traditional academic disciplinary boundaries.

As a result, MSU Denver's graduates are well prepared to enter the world of work in a variety of careers, or to pursue post-baccalaureate study leading to advanced academic and professional degrees and credentials. Our graduates have learned to communicate effectively – in writing, through public speaking, and by learning to listen carefully; our graduates also know how to analyze complex problems, to think creatively and critically, and to work collaboratively to achieve common goals; they have learned to master information literacy and new technologies that will help them meet the challenges of the rapidly changing future and for life in our globally interdependent 21st Century society.

The Provost works collaboratively with her Senior Leadership Team, including the Deans of three Colleges – Letters, Arts & Sciences; Professional Studies; Business; and the School of Education, the Deputy Provost, and Associate Vice Presidents who oversee Curriculum & Academic Effectiveness, Enrollment Management, Faculty Affairs, Information Technology Services, Student Engagement and Wellness, and Undergraduate Studies. Our academic programs are offered in a variety of modalities and venues: on campus, online, at several off-campus sites, and, in partnership with the Colorado Community College System, on select Community College Campuses. Collectively, ASA

  • Promotes excellence in student learning and faculty teaching;
  • Supports diverse professional development activities for faculty;
  • Actively encourages and supports the faculty and staff in the development of grant initiatives;
  • Investigates and expands international education opportunities;
  • Successfully responds to accreditation requirements, state and Board performance indicators and state or national licensure standards for academic programs as needed;
  • Effectively utilizes resources, including faculty and space, to meet students’ needs, their career goals, and the University's role and mission; and
  • Continues to review, assess and improve curriculum to meet the needs of the students including general studies, majors, minors, certificates and licensure programs.

 

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The Provost works collaboratively with her Senior Leadership Team, including the Deans of the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, the College of Professional Studies, the College of Business, the School of Education, the Deputy Provost, and Associate Vice Presidents who oversee Curriculum & Academic Effectiveness, Enrollment Services, Student Engagement and Wellness, Information and Technology Services, Academic Centers and Programs, Undergraduate Studies, as well as several academic and service centers. Collectively the Colleges, School, and ASA units share responsibility for advancing the mission of MSU Denver. Our academic programs are offered in a variety of modalities and venues: on campus, online, at several extended campus sites, and, in partnership with the Colorado Community College System, on selected Community College Campuses.


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