Office of the Dean for Academic Affairs

The Dean for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer of the College, responsible for all aspects of the academic program of the College and for supporting the work of the faculty.

Elizabeth McCormack Elizabeth F. McCormack
Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Physics

In addition to thirty-one academic departments and programs, the Dean's Office oversees the College’s libraries, museums, research centers, and field stations. Academic support programs also report to the Dean; these include the Registrar's Office, the Office of International Programs and Off-Campus Study, Student Fellowships and Research, Health Professions Advising, Special Academic Programs, and the Center for Learning and Teaching. The Dean's Office oversees academic spaces and leads planning for classroom design and renovation, academic buildings, and faculty offices. The office also supports the faculty governance structure of the College and many faculty committees.

The Dean's Office is responsible for faculty hiring and mentoring, reappointment, promotion and tenure, and for the appointment of instructional and support staff for academic departments and programs. The office develops and implements the budgets for all academic departments and programs, including faculty and staff salaries, and leads discussions of curriculum and pedagogical innovation.

These webpages offer information about support for teaching and research, forms and policies, and other helpful links. The contact page provides information that should help identify who to call in our office for assistance. We hope you will find these webpages helpful, and we invite you to drop by the second floor of Hawthorne-Longfellow Hall.