Office of the Provost
The Division of Academic Affairs provides a broad range of services to faculty and staff to promote their professional development and enhance their education.
The Division of Academic Affairs is a community of scholars engaging students in the collaborative construction and application of knowledge through intellectual pursuits in teaching, learning, research, inquiry, creative activity and service.
Goals of the Academic Community
We are committed to providing students with opportunities to master skills and competencies that will enable them to succeed in the rapidly changing world of work. Further, we endeavor to produce graduates who are aware of the effects of technological, social, political and economic forces that shape the world in which we live, and who are prepared to work for the betterment of their community, regardless of their chosen field.
We have an extensive array of relationships with local, state, federal and international groups. These relationships foster various outreach activities that are sponsored by the university and provide exceptional off-campus field experiences for our students and faculty. We are committed to a global experience for our students both culturally and economically. As such, exposure to cultures and value systems throughout the world is a core aspect of our curriculum.
Compensation Task Force Report
The Compensation Task Force has submitted its final report. For more information and to view the final report, click here: Compensation Task Force.
James Madison University participated in a survey and analysis of tenured track non-tenured faculty conducted by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. JMU also participated in 2008.
This survey is intended to assess faculty satisfaction with various policies, procedures and aspects of their work in terms of support for their professional performance.The survey is designed so that analyses of responses can lead directly to actions that can improve the professional lives and performance of junior faculty.
The survey allows for comparisons to over 200 other institutions completing the survey as well as to the JMU results from 2008. To view the completed report, click here: COACHE Report.
For details on the university budget process, see the Reports and Summaries page.