The Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs is charged with ensuring that that the College has high-quality faculty and a strong liberal arts curriculum that prepares students for life-long learning, rewarding careers, and interesting lives.

Responsibilities include:


  • Personnel records office: maintain personnel files for all faculty members
  • Hire in consultation with departments and department chairs
  • Professional Development: provide financial support for professional meetings; professional memberships; grants; endowed chairs and awards; teaching and learning; assessment
  • Evaluations: teaching, scholarship, and service
  • Faculty office assignments, office hours, and collect course syllabi
Academic Policies

Curriculum (in consultation with faculty)

  • Oversee academic instruction
  • Work with Faculty Council on what will be taught and on evaluating the curriculum
  • Overall assessment of student learning and student success
Academic & Faculty Committees


  • Liaison to programs relating to the first-year experience and student success
  • Probation and dismissal in conjunction with the Academic Standards Committee
  • Petitions to Committee on Academic Standards in conjunction with the Registrar’s Office
  • Academic misconduct (plagiarism, cheating, forgery of signatures, etc.)
  • Irresolvable conflicts with faculty members
  • Diversifying the campus in terms of students and programming
Registrar Petition Forms

Honors & Recognitions

Programs and Services Reporting to Academic Affairs

Class Cancellations

Updated class cancellation information is received in the Office of Academic Affairs. This section will be updated only when classes are cancelled. If there are any classes cancelled today, you will see them listed below.



Meet the Academic Affairs Staff

Barbara J. Feldman, Ph.D.

Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of Faculty

Cherilyn Lacy

Professor of History & Assistant Dean of Faculty

Mary Allen

Professor of Biology

Joe Ficano

Director of Academic Advising

Amy Forster Rothbart

Associate Professor and Department Chair of Political Science and Chair of the First-Year Experience

Carla Kinser

Executive Assistant to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Heather Babbitt

Administrative Assistant for Academic Affairs

Heather Conroe

Administrative Assistant for Academic Affairs

Jessica McLaughlin

Administrative Assistant for Academic Affairs

Course syllabi are available, by semester, on the Hartwick D2L site. Faculty, staff, and students with a current D2L account can access the individual files.

Institutional Review Board

Human subject research policy, reviews, and process for proposals.


Faculty Meetings

Mondays from 1:20 – 2:20 p.m., via Zoom

February 15

March 8

April 12

May 10


Bresee Hall Room 205

Monday to Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.