The Associate Vice President for Arts & Sciences provides leadership for the faculty in the Arts & Sciences in support of excellence in teaching, research, creative activities, and service; oversees the development of new academic programs, curricula, program reviews and assessment of learning outcomes; makes faculty appointments, retention, tenure and promotion recommendations to the Provost; oversees student academic progress; promotes and facilitates the development of interdisciplinary programs; oversees the budgets of the program areas; fosters professional development for the faculty and the staff; recommends the appointment of Chairs to the Provost; supervises the employment and retention of temporary faculty and support staff; represents the faculty and the University to the community at large, and involves the greater community in advisory capacities; oversees teaching assignments and implements workload policies; fosters open and effective communication among the faculty, staff, and students; meets regularly with program chairs and convenes faculty meetings as necessary.
The Associate Vice President Office also manages a range of academic support services including Academic Advising, lab support, program support and the University Math and Learning Resource Center.
The office assists students with issues associated with their academic program in the Arts & Sciences.
Arts & Sciences include undergraduate majors in 18 disciplines across the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences. In addition a total of 20 undergraduate minors are offered in the Arts & Sciences. Program offices are listed below: