Student Handbook - Academic Policies
Academic Affairs is responsible for the formulation of educational policy, matters involving the faculty, and all academic related processes. The Academic Affairs Office includes the Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the Faculty, the Dean of Academic Departments and Programs, the Dean of Studies, and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
The Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the Faculty has responsibility for all academic matters related to faculty and students, the curriculum, and academic budgeting. Supervisory responsibilities include, Information Technology Services, Intercollegiate Athletics, International Programs, Registrar’s Office, Schaffer Library, and the Union College Academy for Lifelong Learning (UCALL).
The Dean of Academic Departments and Programs oversees all academic departments and interdisciplinary program, playing a key role in faculty recruiting, curriculum development, and advising the Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the Faculty on matters associated with the review and promotion of faculty.
The Dean of Studies has responsibility for implementation of academic policies and has supervisory responsibilities that include Academic Mentoring Programs, Academic Opportunity Program, Advising, General Education, Health Professions Program, Post-Baccalaureate Fellowships & Scholarships, Scholars program, Undergraduate Research, and the Writing Center.
The Associate Dean of Academic Affairs manages the academic budget and assists in various other academic and faculty matters.
For a comprehensive description of academic policies, please refer to the online version of the Academic Register.