Reporting to the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, the Associate Provost for Academic Success and Engagement works in close partnership with academic units and the Faculty Senate to guide the vision, development and implementation of university-wide academic success and engagement initiatives in undergraduate studies. The Associate Provost also provides leadership for OSU’s academic support and faculty development programs within the Division of Academic Affairs and coordinates university-wide initiatives in academic advising. Units reporting to the Associate Provost include: the Academic Success Center, Writing Center, Educational Opportunities Program, Student Support Services, College Assistance Migrant Program, Academics for Student Athletes, Writing Intensive Curriculum, Difference, Power Discrimination program, and the Center for Teaching and Learning. New Student Programs and Family Outreach reports jointly to the Associate Provost and the Dean of Student Life in the Division of Student Affairs. The Associate Provost chairs the Undergraduate Education Council and co-chairs the University Council on Student Engagement and Experience.
Dr. Susie Brubaker-Cole has served as OSU’s Associate Provost for Academic Success and Engagement and Director of Advising since August 2008. Susie completed her master’s and doctoral degrees at Yale University in French literature with a focus on 19th- and 20th-century literature and Francophone literature of sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean. She earned her bachelor’s degrees summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Washington in French and Comparative History of Ideas. She has studied at the Université de Paris, IV and the École normale supérieure in Paris. Prior to OSU, Dr. Brubaker-Cole served for eight years at Stanford University as Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. She is a native Oregonian hailing from Ashland.