Academic Affairs

Angela M. Salas, Ph.D.

A Message from Our Provost & Vice President

Welcome to the Web site for the Office of Academic Affairs at Framingham State University (FSU). Please feel free to read about our academic departments, available majors, minors, and concentrations, as well as the many other academic opportunities that are available to our students.

I assumed my responsibilities at Framingham State University June 10th, 2019, and am continually  impressed by the energy and optimism of my faculty and staff colleagues, as well as the sense of purpose they and our students bring to everything they do. Those at our university live by a clear vision,  and are excited about the transformations that occur when we work together toward the common purpose of living out the FSU Core Values of:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Ethical Citizenship
  • Personal and Professional Growth
  • Global Stewardship
  • Public Purpose and Commitment
  • Inclusive and Collaborative Community

FSU faculty members are teachers and scholars who work with a commitment that  comes from the love they hold for their disciplines, as well as the delight of sharing learning and discovery with their students. Employing strategies that enable a vigorous learning process, (including travel, domestic and abroad, relevant technologies, interdisciplinary study, joint research, creative activities, and a variety of professionalizing experiences), our faculty and staff colleagues encourage FSU  students to be active partners in the learning process, in order that they might proceed to live lives of engaged service and leadership, informed by true engagement in their own education. 

In addition to being committed educators, our faculty are professionals who engage with their disciplines as both scholars and practitioners. Together with their publications and presentations at professional conferences, many of our faculty practice their disciplines through public service. For example, FSU has established numerous centers and institutes where faculty, staff, and top students provide professional outreach to the local and regional community. Among these Centers are the:

  1. Center for Climate Change Education (C3E)
  2. Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching, Scholarship, and Service (CELTSS)
  3. Center for Geospatial Outreach
  4. Center for Global Education
  5. Center for Social Research
  6. Christa Corrigan McAuliffe Center for Integrated Science Learning
  7. Entrepreneur Innovation Center
  8. Greater Boston Readiness Center
  9. John C. Stalker Institute for Food & Nutrition
  10. MetroWest Economic Research Center (MERC)
  11. MetroWest Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Education Network
  12. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Educator Resource Center

Students at Framingham State University find many opportunities to involve themselves in their education. Research experiences, internships and field experiences, co-curricular and extracurricular activities, connecting with the faculty, staff, and other students  are wonderful chances for our students to cultivate leadership skills. The Commonwealth Honors Program provides nurturing, guidance, and rigor for highly motivated students.

In addition to these opportunities, we support student learning and success all across campus, whether from our faculty, our Center for Academic Support and Achievement (CASA), our Career Services and Employer Relations Office, our Counseling Center, or from our Henry Whittemore Library.

I hope these Web pages will provide the information you seek on the people and programs that make up Framingham State University. We are a true community that is growing and changing, and we look forward to working with you. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Sincerely,

Angela M. Salas, PhD

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs