Academic Affairs

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The Office of Academic Affairs works under the leadership of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Dr. Katherine Clay Bassard. Dr. Rashna Wadia Richards serves as the Associate Provost, along with two Deans.   

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The Office of Academic Affairs facilitates the pursuit of academic excellence at the college. We support the faculty in their teaching, scholarship, and professional development; deliver exceptional curricular and co-curricular experiences to our students; develop and implement academic policies; and uphold the quality of the academic program.

Our work is guided by the following principles:

  • Building consensus
  • Fostering equity and inclusion
  • Making data-informed decisions

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    The Academic Affairs Team

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    • Budget, staffing, & administration
    • Part-time faculty
    • Registration, enrollment, & academic advising
    • Academic space & renovations
    • Summer school
    • Post-graduate programs
    • Liaison to Finance & Physical Plant; Admission & Enrollment

    Major Initiatives:

    • Interdisciplinarity at Rhodes
    • Faculty Leadership Institute
    • Framework for Innovation
    • Principles of Academic Space
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    • New program development & revenue generation
    • International education
    • Maymesters
    • Hill/Buckman grants
    • Pre-College programs
    • Workday Student Implementation—Curriculum and Advising Lead
    • Liaison to Development

    Major Initiatives:

    • Mellon Grant: Study Away New York; Global Ghana; Global Environmental Challenges (Ecuador)
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    • All faculty reviews
    • Faculty development
    • Faculty professional travel
    • Rotational professorships
    • Sabbaticals and early leaves
    • External reviews of departments & programs (in collaboration with other members of the Office)
    • Liaison to Communications

    Major Initiatives:

    • Pathways to Full
    • Advancing Inclusive Excellence
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    Academic Affairs Coordinator, Provost Office
    April Allen

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    Administrative Assistant II
    Stevie Drieberg