Susquehanna’s Provost and Dean of Faculty Dave Ramsaran plans, implements and coordinates all academic programs. He fosters faculty development and scholarship while preserving the academic integrity of the university. He leads the university as a vibrant community of inquiry focused on the pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning.
Priorities of the provost include building upon academic innovation and deepening intellectual engagement, furthering global engagement, excelling at inclusive excellence and expanding diversity.
A member of the president's Senior Leadership Team, the provost oversees:
The learning goals of Susquehanna University articulate a vision of our students as confident, liberally educated, and committed to multidisciplinary education as global citizens, working within and across their academic disciplines. They productively gather and apply all facets of their educational experience to personally and professionally frame their vocations, areas of study, and lives, demonstrating achievement, leadership, and service in the world.
SU students investigate the creative, natural, social, economic, and cultural forces that shape the world, and gain familiarity with:
SU students develop an integrated set of intellectual skills that empower them to:
SU students develop a mature, integrated sense of themselves through a holistic liberal arts experience, including:
SU graduates develop and internalize their own integrated vision of the common good, and how to pursue it in the context of their lives, including:
We are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
The Sigmund Weis School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, a specialized accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Programs for the preparation of elementary and secondary education teachers at the bachelor's level are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of School of Music and the Department of Chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society.
In addition, graduates in accounting are eligible to sit for the New York State licensure examination in Certified Public Accounting.
We're also a member of:
- The American Association of Colleges and Universities
- The American Council on Education
- The Council of Independent Colleges
- The Annapolis Group
- The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
- The Lutheran Educational Conference of North America
The Office of Institutional Effectiveness manages data and information for Susquehanna University, through peer analyses and reporting of university data to accrediting agencies, guidebooks and the National Center for Education Statistics. The office also serves as a resource for assessment of student learning and assessment of institutional effectiveness.
The Office of Grants and Foundation Relations provides support to faculty and staff who are seeking external funding. Malcolm Derk, director of grants & foundation relations, assists with:
- Identifying funding opportunities
- Preparing budgets and budget justifications
- Seeking appropriate institutional approvals
- Reviewing narratives
- Submitting proposals
Faculty and staff, visit mySU for more information.