Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
Welcome to the Office of Academic Affairs
Ours is an exciting 21st century urban university that exemplifies its motto, Let Knowledge Serve the City. This motto inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe. Because we see engagement at the core of what we do, we are active partners in a wide array of regional, national, and international engagement activities. (...read more)
Who We Are
The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) is the central administrative office, with responsibility for the institutional academic mission, programming and policy implementation, support programs for academic personnel and students, academic fiscal management, and collective bargaining with the American Association of University Professors, (AAUP-PSU Chapter), and the American Federation of Teachers Union, (PSUFA).
OAA is guided by the Provost who serves as chief academic officer of the university. Working with deans and other administrators, the Provost collaborates with the campus and external communities to achieve the academic mission and vision of the University. Academic Affairs is the administrative home for all academic units. See OAA organizational chart.
Our vision is to be an internationally recognized urban university known for excellence in student learning, innovative research, and community engagement that contributes to the economic vitality, environmental sustainability, and quality of life in the Portland region and beyond. Learn more about Portland State's vision, mission and values.