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Academic Affairs staff

Provost and Dean of the College (Pareena Lawrence)

Office: Founders Hall

  • Academic Affairs Office and staff
  • Strategic planning
  • Higher Learning Commission (230 S. LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, Ill., 60604) accreditation
  • Academic planning
  • Oversight of all academic departments, programs, and offices
  • Tenure track hiring
  • Faculty staffing and loads
  • Budget
  • Tredway Library
  • Swenson Center
  • Augustana Teaching Museum of Art
  • Registrar
  • Center for Faculty Enrichment
  • Institutional Research
  • Faculty Council and full faculty meetings (consult)
  • Working with the Board of Trustees
  • Committees: President's Cabinet, Faculty Welfare Committee, General Education, Budget, Jaeke Awards

Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Academic Initiatives (Wendy Hilton-Morrow)

Office: Founders 116
(309) 794-7313

  • Art Museum Liaison
  • Annual Dept. Goods and Services Budget Liaison
  • Attendance Disputes
  • Faculty Development (in collaboration with CFE)
  • Friday Conversations
  • Grade/AS&D Appeals
  • Grants (SPMA & APT PMA, New Faculty Research, Presidential Research, Blended/Connection)
  • Summer School
  • TEAGLE Grants
  • Title IX Deputy Coordinator
  • Office Management
  • Visiting and Fellow Hires
  • Committees: Diversity Initiatives, Academic Technology, EPC

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

Office: Founders Hall
(309) 794-3443

  • Advising (CORE)
  • First-Year Experience
  • Liaison to Student Life
  • Learning Commons
  • Orientation and registration
  • Retention/Persistence Initiatives
  • Transfer issues
  • Tutoring
  • Committees: Administrative Technology, Student Policies Committee

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


Office: Founders Hall
(309) 794-7331

  • Admissions liaison
  • Academic Facilities Renovation
  • Celebration of Learning/Scholarship
  • College Symposia
  • CORE (Augie Shoice, Board of Trustees Fellows, National Fellowships/Scholarships, Service Learning, Student Research)
  • General Education Curriculum, Instruciton, and Assessment
  • Honor Code/Council
  • Institute for Leadership and Service
  • Sophopmore Experience
  • Summer Academy
  • Committees: Gen Ed, GPG, Symposium, Student Research

The Office of Academic Affairs also includes:

Mark Salisbury, Assistant Dean and Director of Institutional Research and Assessment,  (309) 794-7504.

Kimberly Dyer, part-time research assistant for Institutional Research and Assessment.  (309)794-7148

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

Updated 9/13/15