Academic Affairs Information

Responsibilities

  • Faculty hiring, mentoring, reappointment, promotion, tenure, and retirement, and appointment of all academic staff.  
  • Annually:
    • 40-60 hirings of faculty and academic staff
    • 5-10 tenure reviews
    • 3-5 promotions to professor
    • 10-15 reappointment reviews

  • Oversees budget for all academic departments and programs, including faculty and staff salaries

  • Leads discussions of curriculum and administers funds for curriculum development

  • Promotes discussions and development of pedagogy among faculty

  • Promotes faculty professional development and oversees resources for support

  • Plays a central role in institutional grants and a review role in individual faculty research grants;   plays a central role in capital campaign planning

  • Oversees and coordinates academic support, including:
    • Library
    • Bowdoin College Museum of Art
    • Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum
    • Baldwin Center for Learning and Teaching
         - Quantitative Reasoning Program
         - Writing and Rhetoric Program
         - First-Year Seminar Program
         - English for Multilingual Students Support Program
    • Center for Co-Curricular Opportunities
         - Off-Campus Study and International Programs
         - Student Fellowships and Research
         - Health Professions Advising
    • THRIVE Program
    • Schiller Coastal Studies Center
    • Bowdoin Scientific Station at Kent Island
    • Office of the Registrar
    • Office of Sponsored Research
    • Lab instructors and technical staff
    • Academic department coordinators
    • McKeen Center for the Common Good
    • Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations 
  • Oversees the use of academic space (office assignments and classrooms); plays a lead role in academic building projects

  • Leads planning for classroom design and renovation and oversees classroom projects

  • Undertakes regular departmental and program reviews

  • Supports all faculty committees as needed and staffs the following committees:
    • ACIC—Advisory Committee for an Inclusive Community
    • CAPT—Committee on Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure
    • CEP—Curriculum and Educational Policy Committee
    • CIC—Curriculum Implementation Committee
    • CFDI—Committee for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion
    • FDC—Faculty Development Committee
    • GFA—Governance and Faculty Affairs Committee
    • IACUC/IBC—Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee/Institutional Biosafety Committee
    • IRB—Institutional Review Board
    • L&C—Lectures and Concerts Committee
    • Recording Committee
    • SFC—Student Fellowships Committee
    • Faculty working groups, as needed
    • BCMA Advisory Council
    • Communicates regularly with the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees