includes the office of the Academic Dean,
the Library, and the six instructional
Business, Education, Humanities,
Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Nursing &
Health Sciences, and Social Sciences.
The Academic Dean reports directly to
the Provost and Vice President for Academic
Through our offering of high-quality
academic programs, the Academic Dean, the
Director of the Library, and the Academic
Division Chairs work collaboratively, in
partnership with faculty, to fulfill Core
Theme One, “Connecting Learning to Life
Through Academic Programs,” of the college’s
Role and Mission statement.
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.
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 Serivces 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.