MSU Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

As Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Montana State University! (A provost is the Chief Academic Officer at institutions of higher education.) My office manages all programs, procedures and policies for the academic life at Montana State University including faculty hiring, retention and formal reviews; academic program and curriculum establishment, review and changes; course scheduling and enrollment management; and accreditation and assessment.
The deans of the colleges report directly to me as do the Associate Provosts, the Director of Extended University, Director of the Blackstone Launchpad, and the Director of WWAMI. 
At MSU, we are excited about the breadth and quality of the academic programs we offer to students across the state, the country and the globe in a beautiful place for a reasonable cost.  We truly are Mountains and Minds: Leaders and Learners.  Check out what we have to offer.  Call or email us with questions.  Come and visit.  We look forward to meeting you!

Retention, Tenure & Promotion Information Sessions for AY 16-17

In an effort to touch base with as many Candidates, Department Heads, Committee Members and Administrative Support personnel as possible who are responsible for preparation of a dossier, review or administration of the process we would like to offer the below information sessions.  Each session is specific to the part you may play in the Retention, Tenure and Promotion process. As per last season, your participation (with the exception of candidates) is required in order to grant access to the dossiers.  These will be open sessions with no registration required, you may attend as many as you would like and light refreshments will be served! (Please forward to anyone you feel may benefit).

Department Head

April 18th, 9:00-10:30 am, Animal BioScience 138 May 9th, 10:00-11:30 am, Animal BioScience 138

  • Department Head Responsibilities
  • Role and Scope Discussion
  • Sample review documents
  • Q & A

Candidate (Retention and Tenure candidates) May 10th, 9:30-11:00 am, Animal BioScience 138 May 12th, 1:00-2:30 pm, Animal BioScience 138

  • Candidate Responsibilities
  • How to construct your dossier
  • Sample Dossiers
  • Q & A


May 13th, 2:30-4:00 pm, Animal BioScience 138 

  • Committee Responsibilities
  • Role and Scope Discussion
  • Sample review documents
  • Q & A

Administrative Support

April 11th, 10:00-11:30 am, Animal BioScience 138 April 14th, 1:00-2:30 pm, Animal BioScience 138

  • Administrative Responsibilities
  • Access to and control of dossier files and materials
  • Sample dossiers
  • Q & A

Thank you

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Updated 4/13/2016