Supporting Our Community


  • Faculty timelines for 2022-2023 are located within the Faculty Resources page listed in the left-hand panel.
  • Department Chair – Director Reports List for 2022-2023 is located within the Reporting Areas listed in the left-hand panel.
  • Addendum to the Course Caps Protocols as of 9-19-19 is located under Faculty Resources page listed in the left hand panel.

An Educational Community

The office of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is central to sustaining the University’s efforts to create and sustain an educational community. Faculty and staff work with those in the Academic Affairs office to plan, coordinate, and implement policies and practices that enhance student learning.

The Academic Affairs office supports and facilitates the following Colleges, Departments, Offices, and Programs at BSU:
  • Academic Colleges:
    • College of Arts, Education & Humanities
    • College of Business, Mathematics and Sciences
    • College of Individual and Community Health.
  • Academic planning, programming and assessment
  • Selection, review and professional development of faculty
  • Academic Support Services
  • Center for Extended Learning
  • Center for Professional Development
  • Graduate Studies
  • Institutional Research
  • International Program Center
  • Leadership Studies
  • Liberal Education
  • Library Services
  • McNair Program
  • Teaching and Learning Center
  • University Honors program

Academic Mission

Bemidji State University is an undergraduate institution with specialized and distinct graduate programs where academic content and delivery of that content is grounded in the principles of social justice and democracy.

Academic Core Values
  1. Creative and critical thinking.
  2. Living democratic principles.
  3. Inclusion of students, staff, faculty and administrators in all aspects of university life.
  4. Highly interactive, relevant and engaging teaching and learning environments.


  • Allen Bedford, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Randy Westhoff, Associate Provost & Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Carola Thorson, Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management