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Message from the Provost

Jacksonville State University is a learning-centered institution that strives to challenge students academically in a responsive environment, meeting students’ educational, career, and personal goals (JSU Mission Statement). It is in the Division of Academic Affairs that this component of the university’s mission statement is most prominent. Through its six academic Schools, a library, a student success center, an office of graduate studies,  an honors program, an international house and programs, Online@JSU, off-campus programs and sites, the Division of Academic Affairs delivers academic programs and services that prepare students to be productive, responsible citizens, and effective leaders.

Academically, JSU offers over 45 degree programs, including bachelors, masters, post baccalaureate, doctoral, and advanced certificate programs. A second doctorate, the doctorate in nursing practice (DNP), will begin in fall 2017, along with a Master of Science in Nursing Practice, a Master of Social Work, a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy, and a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Investigation; all new programs to add to our already robust inventory of academic programs.

In addition to our commitment to offering high-quality academic programs, we also pledge to have only qualified faculty teaching our courses, where class size is kept manageable and faculty can get to know each student.  Our promise to provide state-of-the-art academic instruction is fulfilled in re-designed learning spaces, ongoing professional development in new methods of instruction, and in the use of technology for learning. Creating and sustaining a learning environment that gives students a competitive edge needed for 21st Century careers is a continuous goal for the Division of Academic Affairs. We look forward to having you join us on your academic journey!

Dr. Rebecca O. Turner, DSW
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

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