Since the founding of this institution in 1855, the programs and curricula of Kean University have supported generations of New Jersey residents’ aspirations for productive and rewarding lives for themselves and their communities. These academic programs are now among the best in the nation. The Office of Academic Affairs is central to the success of these programs, promoting high academic standards for faculty and students, and administering the resources, policies, and plans that sustain them.
Academic Affairs encompasses all of the academic components of what is now a comprehensive, diverse, and growing state University. Kean’s six colleges host more than 100 major and minor undergraduate programs, as well as more than 35 graduate degrees including doctorates in Urban Education and Clinical and School Psychology. A balanced general education program, the Nancy Thompson Library, the Center for Academic Success, as well as the EOC and Spanish Speaking Programs, offer academic support services to the broadest possible spectrum of students. The Office of Accreditation and Assessment ensures that Kean maintains its high standards and works toward fulfilling its mission in serving both students and faculty.
The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, who reports directly to the University President, is responsible for over-all academic operations and office functions. To learn more visit Dr. Jeffrey Toney's research site. The Deans, the University Librarians, the Associate and Assistant Vice Presidents, and a senior administrative director report directly to the vice president. You can read more about the personnel of the Office of Academic Affairs and their activities in the “Meet the Staff” page of this site.