Office of the Associate Provost
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 Provost!
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 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. Please view the Academic Affairs Assistance table for further help.
News and Notes:
Welcome back. Here’s wishing you a productive start to the Spring 2015 semester.
As your plan your course syllabus and schedule, please utilize the Policy on Required Course Information, Evaluations, and Syllabi, as well as the Final Exam Policy.
Academic Calendar: The 2014-2016 Academic Calendar and all monthly calendars are housed on the Registrar’s Office website.
Important Syllabus Notes
Policy Notes and Important Information
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 members are encouraged to share this information with their students at the beginning of each semester, through their syllabi, email, or other communication methods.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best of luck to you all as you begin a new semester.