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About Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs serves as the Office of the Provost. The Provost oversees ISU’s day-to-day operations and advanced academics.

Dr. Adam Bradford is ISU’s Interim Provost since 2023.

The mission of the Office of the Provost is to provide leadership, support, and advocacy to the colleges and other academic units, to ensure quality and innovation in institutional planning and effectiveness, academic programming at all levels, faculty research and creative endeavors, student support, and outreach activities throughout the state.

Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Adam Bradford Headshot

Adam Bradford, Ph.D

Office: Admin Bldg Room 315 B

(208) 282- 2171

adambradford@isu.edu

Dr. Adam Bradford was named Idaho State University's Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs July 1, 2023

As the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, he is the Chief Academic Officer of the University

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs has oversight of units that directly impact instructional, academic and research programs. This includes the following administrative units:

  1. outreach campuses/centers
  2. libraries
  3. divisions, institutes, centers, and colleges

In addition, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs develops and assures compliance with administrative directives that support the mission of the University

Bradford is responsible for ISU’s regional accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Bradford served diligently as The Dean of the Grad School prior to being named as the Interim Provost of Academic Affairs

 

Vice President for Health Sciences and Senior Vice Provost

Rex Force, Pharm D.

Office: Gravely Hall 129

(208) 282-3848

forcrex@isu.edu

Kasiska Division of Health Sciences

Represent VP for AA & Provost, ISU Indian Education Representative, Oversee College of Health Sciences colleges, programs and ISU-Meridian

 

Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Initiatives

Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Initiatives

Cindy Hill, Ph.D.

Office: Admin Bldg 323 A

(208) 282-4945

hillcynt@isu.edu

Program Health/Program Prioritization, Three-Year Plan, OER, Online Idaho, State Curriculum Process Oversight, UCC AA Rep, Academic Success and Advancement Programs (ASAP).  Oversight of IR, Dual Enrollment, and Associate Dean's Council Meetings

 

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Laura Ahola-Young, M.F.A.

Office: Admin Bldg 323 B

(208) 282-6311

lauraaholayoung@isu.edu

ISU Navigate, GERC AA Rep/GEM State Oversight, Student Petitions, Prior Learning Assessment, Financial Petitions, Catalog Approval, Promotion & Tenure/Workshop, Sabbatical, Assist Provost and VP with Personnel, Chair and Director Annual Meeting/New Chair and Director Training, Distinguished Faculty Event, New Faculty Orientation

 

Assistant Vice Provost

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Janna Graham, M.A.

Office: Rendezvous Bldg 323

(208) 282-3014

jannagraham@isu.edu

Academic Opportunities Program, Bengal Bridge, College Assistance Migrant Program, High School Equivalency Program, Intensive English Institute, University Honors Program, University Tutoring, TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers, TRIO Educational Talent Search, TRIO McNair Scholars Program, TRIO Student Support Services, TRIO Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math/Science, TRIO Veterans Program, Academic Standards Council

 

Provost Executive Assistant

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Cali Bell, B.B.A

Office: Admin Bldg Room 315 A

(208) 282-2171

calierickson@isu.edu

Supports the Provost and Vice President of Idaho State University. Assists in Tenure and Promotion, Hiring, and other supportive roles as necessary

 

Management Assistant

 Management Assistant

Ann Medinger, B.B.A.

Office: Admin Bldg 315 D

(208) 282-2493

annmedinger@isu.edu

Supports the Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Initiatives and Vice Provost for Instruction and Faculty Affairs, Accreditation, Event Planning, Distinguished Faculty Awards, Affiliate Faculty and other supportive roles as necessary

 

Project Manager

Michelle Franklin, B.S.

Office: Admin Bldg 315 C

(208) 282-6311

michellefranklin@isu.edu

Use Banner, Argos, and other applications to collect and track Faculty and University Records. Communications Liaison for Academic Affairs. My ISU Liaison for Academic Affairs. Other supportive roles as necessary

 

University Business Officer

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Cody Fitch, M.B.A.

Office: Admin Bldg 212F

(208) 282-1318

fitccody@isu.edu

 

Administrative Assistant 2

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Catherine Read, B.A.

Office: Admin Bldg 107

(208) 282-4956

catherineread@isu.edu

2023-2024 Communications                                                                                                                                        

Fall 2023 Welcome Back Communication

January 2024 Note from Academic Affairs

 

Presentations and Town Halls

March 2023

Canvas Transition Town Hall Zoom Presentation (March 26th, 2024)

          Canvas Transition Town Hall Slide Presentation (March 26, 2024)

April 2023

Academic Affairs FY2024 Budget Town Hall Presentation (April 10, 2023)

       Academic Affairs Town Hall Zoom - YouTube Video

 

Department Chairs and Directors

February 2024

All Chair & Program Director Meeting Recording

All Chair & Program Director Meeting Slides

October 2021

Presentation

March 2021 - Professional Licensure Disclosure Training

Presentation

Slides

January 2021

Presentation

November 2019

Presentation

April 2016

Presentation

Presentations and Town Halls Prior to 2023                                                                                                              

December 2022

Provost CANVAS Pilot Town Hall Presentation (December 7, 2022)

Provost CANVAS Pilot Town Hall Zoom- You Tube Video

 

September 2022

Academic Affairs' Fall Town Hall (September 28 2022)

Town Hall Zoom- YouTube Video

April 2022

Academic Affairs' Spring Town Hall (APR 2022)

Town Hall Zoom- You Tube Video

November 2021

Academic Affairs Town Hall (November 15, 2021) (Program Health, COVID Update, Mental Health Resources, Accreditation, Navigate, Budget)

Town hall Zoom-You Tube video

Academic Freedom and Responsibility

September 2021

Managing Disruptive Classroom Situations

August 2021

Academic Affairs Welcome Back Town Hall- (Health Update, Program Health, Accreditation, Provost Search)

April 2021

Academic Affairs Town Hall- (Budget, CEC, Vaccination, Accreditation)

January 2021

Interim Provost/Provost Faculty Discussion Town Hall (JAN 7, 2021)

 

NOV 2020: College town halls sponsored by the Provost and Deans

College of Technology (NOV 16, 2020)

College of Arts and Letters and College of Education (NOV 11, 2020)

College of Science and Engineering and College of Business (NOV 7, 2020)

Academic Affairs, Graduate School and Library (NOV 4, 2020)

 

August 2020

Provost COVID Town Hall (August 4, 2020)

 

June 2020: College town halls sponsored by the Provost and Deans

College of Business and College of Science and Engineering (JUN 11, 2020)

College of Arts and Letters and College of Education (JUN 8, 2020)

Academic Affairs and College of Technology (JUN 4, 2020)

Graduate School, Library and Instructional Technology (JUN 2, 2020)

 

April 2020: College town halls sponsored by the Provost and Deans

College of Technology (APR 27, 2020)

College of Arts and Letters and College of Education (APR 27, 2020)

Academic Affairs, Graduate School and Library (APR 24, 2020)

College of Science and Engineering and College of Business (APR 21, 2020)

 

October 2019

Faculty Assembly Video & Presentation (OCT 30, 2019)

 

November 2018

ISU Provost Faculty Assembly (11-28-2018)

ISU Provost Faculty Assembly (11-28-2019) (Video)

 

January 2018

ISU Provost Faculty Assembly (1-18-2018)

ISU Faculty Assembly January 18, 2018 (Video)

 

April 2017

ISU Provost's Faculty Assembly Presentation (4-25-2017)

ISU Faculty Assembly April 25, 2017 (Video)

 

February 2017

ISU Provost's Faculty Assembly Presentation (2-22-2017)

ISU Faculty Assembly February 22, 2017 (Video) 

 

December 7, 2016

An Open Exchange with the Provost

ISU Faculty Assembly December 7, 2016 (Video)

 

October 12, 2016   

Presentation

ISU Faculty Assembly October 22, 2016 (Video)

Academic Affairs Mission