Vice President for Academic Affairs
The Vice President for Academic Affairs serves as the chief academic officer for the undergraduate college. The VPAA advances the strategy for the undergraduate College in alignment with the overall institutional vision and serves as a member of the Senior Leadership Group, the senior administrative officer to the College Board of Advisors, a member of the Provost’s Academic Council, and as an active partner with Advancement.
Dean of the Faculty
The Dean of the Faculty works to support faculty members as teachers, scholars, and citizens of the college. Collaborating with faculty leadership, the Dean of the Faculty office helps realize the intellectual goals of the College. The office provides the infrastructure and resources that encourage our faculty and other scholars to pursue their work. In addition, the office ensures the structures of faculty governance by working closely with elected faculty committees and developing policies.
Dean of Curriculum
The Dean of the Curriculum (DoC) works to deliver an academic experience that can best prepare students for productive citizenship in a complex world. Specifically, the DoC fosters the strategic goals of the College by acquiring and applying resources that can fully engage faculty and students in a timely, rigorous, and broad-based curriculum. Areas of focus include the curriculum, educational policy, faculty staffing requests, capital equipment, external reviews, Winter Term and Summer Study.
Administrative Coordinator of Faculty Affairs
Tania assists with the undergraduate faculty, from hire to retirement, which includes writing contracts, position control, coordinating faculty reviews and elections, processes related to the leave program, and maintaining data of all types for the faculty. She also acts as secretary to the faculty and Education Affairs Committee.
Curriculum Information Specialist
Diane supports the Dean of the Curriculum and the Curriculum Committee, prepares the course catalog, provides support for Banner registration, sets up and runs the Course Response Form system, administers the logistical operations for winter term, and facilitates the academic and faculty office assignment process.
Senior Assistant, Academic Affairs
Courtney coordinates various faculty reviews, elections, and supports the Dean of the Faculty with processes related to the leave program. In addition to writing the weekly Dean of the Faculty Digest, she organizes external reviews and events such as New Faculty Orientation, the Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series, inaugural lectures and award ceremonies. She also arranges faculty meetings and oversees the use of Interfolio by departmental coordinators and the production of the New Faculty Guidebook.
Assistant, Academic Affairs
Carmen works supporting the Academic Affairs team and wears many hats while doing so. She is a great resource to help you find the answers to many of your questions by directing you to the proper resources.
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Executive Assistant for Academic Affairs
Erin provides administrative support to the Academic Affairs administration, with primary responsibility to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Dean of the Faculty. She also works with Department Chairs and Coordinators; coordinates faculty recruitment advertising, interviews, online platform, and budget; provides support for the chair and program director appointments, appointment of Faculty Marshals for Convocation/Commencement; committee on committee appointments with Faculty Council, and course credit and course audits process. Additionally, Erin provides administrative support for the meetings of the Trustees, including collecting bullet points, scheduling tapings, and collecting mailing materials.
Manager of Academic Office Support
Jen manages the academic department coordinators as a group and individually including hiring and onboarding and providing ongoing training and guidance. She sets the guiding principles and direction of the group and leads the group in achieving them by supporting the coordinators’ day to day work and overall functioning of the college’s academic operations.
Kathleen, in collaboration with the Dean of Faculty, provides administrative and financial oversight to all faculty development programs, funds, and opportunities to include FPDF, FRAF, UCRF, and Subvention. Kathleen, in collaboration with the Dean of Curriculum, also assists in developing the annual capital equipment request and provides financial oversight and coordination of Academic Enrichment Funds.