LSA Student Academic Affairs serves students, the College, the University, and the larger society by contributing to the intellectual and personal growth of students in the liberal arts tradition. Our staff shares with teaching faculty and other academic departments the task of facilitating the student's academic path through the College. In achieving its mission, LSA Student Academic Affairs:
- Assists students in defining educational goals and in designing a plan to meet these goals.
- Guides students in assuming responsibility for their education.
- Teaches students to appreciate the values of a liberal arts and science education.
- Provides accurate and accessible information to assist students in making informed decisions.
- Articulates the standards of the College and assists students in meeting these standards.
Overall, Student Academic Affairs is responsible for helping LSA undergraduates achieve the expectations and rewards of the liberal arts and science education afforded by the College. To accomplish this responsibility, LSA Student Academic Affairs is organized in the following units:
- Office of the Assistant Dean
- Testing Accommodation Center
- Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center
- Office of Academic Standards and Academic Opportunities
- Advising Technology
- Academic Auditing
- Advising Records
While each of these units has distinct responsibilities, the overarching objective of Student Academic Affairs is to enhance and strengthen the undergraduate experience of students in LSA.
Esrold A. Nurse, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education and Executive Director of the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center
David R. Smith, Ph.D.
Assistant to the Assistant Dean
Timothy M. Dodd, M.A.,
Director, Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center
David Brawn, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Continuing Student Services and Major Advising Services,
Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center
Susan Gass, M.A.
Associate Director for Advising Center Operations and Professional Development and Training, Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center
Carmela Brown, M.Ed.
Associate Director, Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center
Cathleen Conway-Perrin, M.A.,
Director, Academic Standards and Academic Opportunities
Toni Morales, MSW
Associate Director for the Academic Standards Board
Philip Gorman, M.A.,
Director, Advising Technology
Herb Loner, M.A.,
Associate Director, Advising Technology
1213 Angell Hall
The Office of the Assistant Dean is responsible for the overall administration of the Student Academic Affairs division, and the Comprehensive Studies Program. Additionally, the Office of the Assistant Dean provides guidance and support to the faculty of the College by communicating and interpreting College policies that govern the instructional milieu. Similarly, policy, procedural, and personal matters affecting students and their progress to degree are resolved by the Assistant Dean on behalf of the College. The Assistant Dean’s Office also routinely communicates with instructors, staff and the wider public regarding academic programs and procedures within the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.
The Assistant Dean oversees the Academic Judiciary for Student Academic Affairs and is responsible for ensuring that a fair and judicious process exists for adjudicating cases of academic misconduct. In adjudicating cases of academic misconduct, the main objective is to assist the College in fulfilling its educational mission by helping students understand the value and importance of academic integrity. Along with students, faculty, and staff, the Office of the Assistant Dean shares the responsibility to ensure a campus environment that embraces academic integrity as the norm.
Through its work on student and College policy, academic integrity, and the wider coordination of academic advising across the College, the Office of the Assistant Dean plays a leading role in shaping the undergraduate experience in LSA.
Access to individual student advising files is restricted to official college academic advisors, members of the Academic Standards Board, and clerical staff who assist in carrying out official advising or Academic Standards Board functions.
LSA Faculty & Staff
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- Standard Practice Guide
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- About Dean Nurse
- About Student Academic Affairs
- Message from the Assistant Dean
- Staff List
- Organizational Chart
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- Letters to Faculty and Instructional Staff
- Academic Calendars
- Academic Judiciary
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- Student Progress Reports
- Testing Accommodation Center (TAC)
- Online Student File and Student Records Policy
- Advising Awards
- LSA Handbook for Faculty and Instructional Staff
- Reference Manual for Departmental Program Advising Staff
- Liaison Handbook
- Advisor Handbook
- Undergraduate Education