Welcome to the Office of the University Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
The provost is the chief academic officer responsible for academic affairs and for academic budgeting. This role includes the oversight of all academic programs and ensuring academic excellence, innovation, entrepreneurship, and a commitment to global education.
Working collaboratively with our deans, school directors, and other senior administrators in supporting the efforts of our outstanding faculty, I am also responsible for strategic planning and policy development related to our academic mission, with the goal of preparing our students to become productive, responsible, and accountable global citizens.
While we prioritize nurturing and teaching our students, I am also committed to supporting our faculty in their research and scholarly activities. I firmly believe that when faculty pursue an active program of research and scholarship, they enrich their teaching and the student experience by incorporating insights from their own research into their instructional activities, student advising, and related work. Further, this provides opportunities for students to participate in research projects, which has been proven to enhance the undergraduate experience and increase retention and timely graduation.
I am delighted to be part of the FDU family and want to express my respect and support for the outstanding work of the dedicated faculty, staff, and students who together define the FDU community.
I look forward to seeing you on one of our campuses.
Michael J. Avaltroni
University Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs