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Academic Affairs staff

Dean of the College (Pareena Lawrence)

Office: Founders Hall
(309)794-7312
PareenaLawrence@augustana.edu

  • Academic Affairs Office and staff
  • Strategic planning
  • Higher Learning Commission Accreditation
  • Academic planning
  • Oversight of all academic departments, programs, and offices
  • Tenure track hiring
  • Budget
  • Tredway Library
  • Swenson Center
  • Augustana Teaching Museum of Art
  • Faculty staffing and loads
  • Faculty Senate and Full Faculty Meeting (consult)
  • Working with the Board of Trustees
  • Committees: President's Cabinet, Faculty Welfare Committee, Retention Task Force, Senate Steering

Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Development (Margaret Farrar)

Office: Founders 116
(309) 794-7313
MargaretFarrar@augustana.edu

  • Program review
  • Visiting and fellow faculty hires
  • New Faculty Orientation and Mentoring Circles (2013-14)
  • Faculty Development
  • Faculty Retreat
  • Faculty grants (including Humanities Fund, Supplemental PMA)
  • Friday Conversations
  • Grade appeals
  • Student and faculty grievances, including attendance disputes
  • Title IX Officer
  • Competitive student awards (Fulbright, etc.)
  • HLC Criterion 2
  • Committees: Diversity Initiatives, Transfer Initiatives, Academic Technology, Jaeke, Humanities Fund
     

Associate Dean for Academic Student Success and Persistence (Kristin Douglas)

Office: Founders Hall
(309) 794-3443
KristinDouglas@augustana.edu

  • Advising and retention/persistence initiatives
  • Tutoring
  • Honor Code and Honor Council
  • Reading and Writing Center
  • Summer Academy 
  • Summer Connection
  • HLC Quality Initiative
  • Committees: Student Policies Committee

Associate Dean for Curriculum and Enrichment (Jeff Ratliff-Crain)

Office: Founders Hall
(309) 794-7331
JeffreyRatliff-Crain@augustana.edu

  • General education curriculum and assessment
  • Community Engagement Center
  • Course approval process
  • Institute for Leadership and Service (ILS)
  • Symposia Days
  • Student Research
  • Summer School
  • HLC Criterion 4
  • Committees: Gen Ed, EPC, GPG, Symposium, Student Research

The Office of Academic Affairs also includes:

Mark Salisbury, director of Institutional Research and Assessment,  (309) 794-7504.

Mary Windeknecht, drector of First Year Advising and Retention, (309) 794-8290.

Administrative assistants Sherry Docherty, (309) 794-7312, Michelle Heinrichs, (309) 794-7311, and Mary Koski, (309) 794-7328.

Updated 9/9/13