Dean of the College

Professor James Ford III teaching

Curriculum. Research. Learning. 

The division of academic affairs is headed by the dean of the college and vice president for academic affairs. The dean’s office provides leadership and supervision for the College’s academic departments and programs, supports faculty, and works closely with the president to promote academic excellence.​

The division of academic affairs advances the mission of the College through its academic program. The dean's office carries out three fundamental activities: teaching, learning, and scholarly activity. In support of these activities, the dean's office recruits new faculty, supports their professional development, reviews the curriculum, promotes research, and provides academic support for students.

The division of academic affairs includes the following departments:
Associate Deans of the College
Academic departments and programs
Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE)
Registrar's Office and Advising Center
Academic Mastery Program (AMP)
Scientific Scholars Achievement Program (SSAP)
Center for Digital Liberal Arts (CDLA)
Writing Center
Institutional Review Boards (IRB)
Undergraduate and Sponsored Research
National Awards Advising
Pre-Health Advising
Center for Community Based Learning (CCBL)
International Programs
Oxy Arts

Each of these offices work with faculty and students in guiding the College's vision for the liberal arts and sciences in the 21st century.