Office of the Associate Vice President
for Academic Affairs
Dr. Lorraine Bernotsky
Philips Memorial Hall
700 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19383
Don't miss our News and Notes section below for the
latest updates from the Office of the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs!
This office reports to the Provost and provides leadership for several areas within Academic Affairs:
Students look to this office when dealing with difficult academic issues. The Special Assistant for Academic Policy handles waivers of general education requirements, Academic Recovery Plans, academic probation and dismissal, and those students who are looking to be readmitted to the university after previous academic difficulty. Students can find detailed information on the different forms that pass through our office, as well as other necessary information by clicking on the box above: Info & Resources for Students.
The Office of the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs also oversees curricular matters and is responsible for maintaining integrity with regard to the university's academic policies. This office oversees program review and assessment and first-year student scheduling, and acts as liaison to the Curriculum and Academic Policies Council (CAPC) and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). In addition, the Associate VP for Academic Affairs provides leadership for faculty development in order to facilitate an engaged learning environment. For more information, as well as access to a plethora of useful links, just click on the box above: Info & Resources for Faculty/Staff.
Please take a moment to review the information in our News and Notes section below. There you’ll find the most up-to-date information from our office to help you navigate through a successful semester.
Have a question for our office? Specific questions related to student matters should be directed to the Office of the Special Assistant for Academic Policy at (610) 436-3551; general matters may be directed to the Office of the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at (610) 738-0492.
News and Notes:
Welcome back. Here’s wishing you a productive start to the Spring 2014 semester.
As your plan your course syllabus and schedule, please utilize the Policy on Required Information for Course Syllabi, as well as the new Final Exam Policy. Both are found on the CAPC – Policies page.
Also of note: the new ruling on Interdisciplinary and Diversity requirements. In December, CAPC passed the following motion: “To grant permission for a single course to meet both the Interdisciplinary “I” and Diverse Communities “J” requirements, when said course has been approved by CAPC to receive both designations.” Faculty advisors: please spread the word to your students.
IMPORTANT SPRING DATES
IMPORTANT SYLLABUS NOTES
POLICY NOTES AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION
ACADEMIC CALENDAR NOTES
The 2013-2015 Academic Calendar is posted on the Registrar’s Office website. It may also be accessed from the Associate Provost’s website.
The cost of textbooks may deter some students from purchasing them, which can hinder their academic success. As such, the Division of Student Affairs Multicultural Student Success Committee has compiled a list of affordable textbook purchasing options to encourage students to buy their required readings in a timely manner: www.wcupa.edu/TextBookTipsforStudents. Faculty are encouraged to share this information with their students at the beginning of each semester, through their syllabi, email, or other communication methods.
Best of luck to you all as you begin a new semester.