The Office of the Vice Provost reports to the Provost and provides leadership for several areas within Academic Affairs:
Students look to this office when dealing with difficult academic issues. Such issues include:
Students can find more detailed information by visiting Student Information and Resources.
Specific questions related to student matters should be directed to the Academic Affairs Office: 610-436-3551.
The Office of the Vice Provost also oversees curricular matters and is responsible for maintaining integrity with regard to the university's academic policies. This office:
Visit Faculty/Staff Information and Resources for more information.
Have a question for our office? Contact the Office of the Vice Provost at 610-738-0492.
The 2016-2017 Academic Calendar and all monthly calendars are housed on the Registrar site.
Fall semester begins: Monday, August 29
Labor Day: Monday, September 5 (WCU will be closed)
Add/Drop period: Monday, August 29 – Tuesday September 6
Course withdrawal period: Wednesday, September 7 – Friday, October 28
Enrollment snapshot: Monday, September 19 (Please review class rosters and confirm that all students are registered prior to this date.)
ARP deadline for students on academic probation: Friday, September 23 (This pertains to undergrads only)
Fall Break: Monday, October 10 – Tuesday, October 11 (No classes will be held on these two days.)
No Grade (NG) completion deadline: Friday, October 28
Audit request deadline: Friday, October 28
Pass/Fail request deadline: Friday, October 28
End of term withdrawal period: Monday, December 5
Last class day: Monday, December 12
Final exams: Tuesday, December 13 – Saturday, December 17
Undergraduate Commencement: Sunday, December 18
Graduate Commencement: Saturday, December 17
Important Information for Syllabus Creation
The information below may be found anytime by visiting the Vice Provost’s website.
Important Syllabus Notes
Policy Notes and Important Information
Student Advocate for ADA Accommodations
In an effort to assist students who 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 who have questions regarding the provision of their accommodations or their right to accommodations. The advocate will assist any students who may have questions regarding these rights.
Ms. Lynn M. Klingensmith, Director of Social Equity/Title IX Coordinator, has been designated in this role. Any students who may need assistance with their rights to accommodations should contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Textbook Tips for Students and FacultyThe 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 members are encouraged to share this information with their students at the beginning of each semester through their syllabi, email, or other communication methods.
Copyright law, including Fair Use, allows (within limits) faculty to place works on reserve in the library: http://subjectguides.wcupa.edu/faculty.
The Library does not automatically purchase copies of textbooks, and Library policy is not to purchase multiple copies of textbooks. However, faculty can put copies of textbooks and other materials on reserve at the Reserve Desk and at the Instructional Media Center in the FHG Library and in the Presser Music Library, http://www.wcupa.edu/library.fhg/reserves.asp.
Faculty can also place materials on Electronic Reserves through the Reserve Desk, http://www.wcupa.edu/library.fhg/reserves.asp.
Links to Articles, Books, Sound Recordings, and Videos
Faculty can put links for books, articles, videos, sound recordings, etc. licensed by the WCU Library in their syllabi or on D2L using permanent URLs: http://subjectguides.wcupa.edu/faculty/links.
Faculty can create their own open access textbooks and course packets. See Peter Suber, Director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication and Research Professor of Philosophy at Earlham College. (Very Brief Introduction to Open Access, http://legacy.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/brief.htm, and Open Access, The Book, MIT Press, 2012, bit.ly/oa-book.)
Submitting CAPC Proposals with CIMTraining guides and videos, as well as links to:
can be found on the CAPC – Proposals page: http://www.wcupa.edu/viceProvost/capc/proposals.aspx