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Academic Affairs

The vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean works with division chairs and departmental directors to:

  • Administer, organize, and develop the academic and instructional programs and services of the campus
  • Create and sustain an environment that advances student success and serves diverse constituencies
  • Makes recommendations to the chancellor for the conferring of tenure and granting of faculty promotions

The VCAA/dean ranks next to the chancellor in campus leadership and acts on the chancellor’s behalf in the chancellor’s absence.

New Resource

Faculty Fighting Racism is a curated set of books, articles, videos, and podcasts intended as a first step in understanding what it means to be anti-racist. The site, developed by the Graduate School Diversity Consultation Team, is a resource for faculty who want to learn more about racism, how it is and has been perpetuated in higher education, and ways to move towards anti-racist policies and practices.