Office of the Associate Provost

Dr. Lorraine Bernotsky
Philips Memorial Hall
Room 008
700 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Welcome to the Office of the Associate Provost


Don't miss our News and Notes section below for the

latest updates from the Office of the Associate Provost!

This office reports to the Provost and provides leadership for several areas within Academic Affairs:

  • The Honors College
  • Graduate Studies and Extended Education
  • Undergraduate Studies and Student Support Services
  • Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Center

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 Provost 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 Provost 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 Provost at (610) 738-0492.



News and Notes:

As the end of the semester quickly approaches, please make note of the reminders and important dates below:  


Final Exams


Final Exam Policy

Individual faculty members may not change published final examination times. 

No final examination may be given outside of the scheduled final examination time.

Any course not having a final examination will meet as directed by the instructor during the scheduled examination time, for a continuation of the regular class work. 

Any student who has three or more final exams scheduled for the same day may, no later than one week prior to the final exam time, work with the individual instructors to arrange alternative exam times.

(The final exam schedule may be accessed here.)

Important Dates – Fall 2014


  • Grade rosters will be available online:  Thursday, December 4th (after 12pm). 

  • Last day of classes:   Monday, December 8th.

  • Final Examination Period:  Tuesday, December 9th – Saturday, December 13th.

  •  Grades are due no later than 3:00pm on Tuesday, December 16th.  Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated.

  • Students will be able to access grades electronically beginning Thursday, December 18th (after 12pm).

Click here for the complete academic calendar.

Important Dates – Winter 2014-2015

  • First day of Winter Session 2014-2015:  Monday, December 15th

  • Holiday Break (No Classes):   Tuesday, December 23rd – Sunday, January 4

  • Last day of classes:  Wednesday, January 14th

  • Final Exams:  Wednesday, January 14th

Student Advocate for ADA Accommodations

In an effort to assist students that either receive or may believe they are entitled to receive accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the University has appointed a student advocate to be a contact for students that may have questions regarding the provision of their accommodations or their right to accommodations.  The advocate will assist any students that may have questions regarding these rights.  Dr. Idna Corbett, Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Student Support Services, has been designated in this role.  Any students that may need assistance with their rights to accommodations should contact her at  

If you have questions concerning any of the above, please feel free to contact Andrea Grinwis for clarification.    Here’s wishing you a successful end to the semester.