Academic Programs Office of the Dean

The Academic Dean’s office provides leadership for academic programs that span multiple academic divisions and majors, such as General Education, Prior Experiential Learning, and Developmental Education; it collaborates with Professional-Technical programs, Student Services, Community Programs, and Administrative Services on joint efforts such as student advising, retention, Dual Credit, and outreach/distance delivery of courses and programs. The Academic Dean’s office is committed to the principles of faculty governance as described in policy and in practice through the Faculty Senate.

Students who graduate with an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree from one of the academic divisions listed above will have completed a cohesive program of study that integrates General Education Core courses, Major program requirements, and Minor program requirements and/or elective credits. Whether a student completes an individualized General Studies or Interdisciplinary degree, a degree in the Liberal Arts and Sciences, or a degree in a professional program, each graduate will have had opportunities to participate in on-campus and on-line classes, in seminars, research symposia, internships or service learning, second language study, clubs and activities, and other experiences designed to enrich his or her academic career.