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. 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. The overarching objective of Student Academic Affairs is to enhance and strengthen the undergraduate experience of students in LSA.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.
To accomplish this responsibility, LSA Student Academic Affairs is organized in the following units each of which has distinct responsibilities:
- Office of the Assistant Dean
- Testing Accommodation Center
- Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center
- Office of Academic Standards and Academic Opportunities
- Advising Technology including Advising Records
- Academic Auditing
Esrold A. Nurse, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education and Executive Director of the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center
Philip Gorman, M.A.,
Director, Advising Technology
Cathleen Conway-Perrin, M.A.,
Director, Academic Standards and Academic Opportunities
Interim Director, Comprehensive Studies Program
Toni Morales, MSW
Associate Director for the Academic Standards Board
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
1213 Angell Hall
The Office of the Assistant Dean is responsible for the overall administration of the offices comprising Student Academic Affairs as well as 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.
January 3, 2014
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.
Information of a sensitive nature may be removed from the academic advising file at the discretion of a member of the Academic Standards Board or at the request of the student and placed in a Dean's file, which is a confidential file
A "dean's letter" might be called a dean's recommendation, or certification, or letter of good standing. Dean's letters are sometimes required by professional schools or professional associations, as well as by...
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