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

Teaching & Learning Resources

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

Academic Advising

Academic Policies

Registrar Petition Forms

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

Laurel Bongiorno, Ph.D.

Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost

Aaron R. Tolbert, Ph.D.

Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs

Cherilyn Lacy

Professor of History & Assistant Dean of Faculty

Mary Allen

Professor of Biology

Amy Forster Rothbart

Associate Professor of Political Science and Coordinator of the First Year FligthPath Experience

Erin Baxter-Toal

Director of Pine Lake Environmental Campus & Challenge Education

Carla Kinser

Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the Faculty/Budget Manager

Jessica Akuffo

Administrative Assistant for Academic Affairs

Heather Babbitt

Administrative Assistant for Academic Affairs

Aimee Beavers

Academic Affairs Coordinator

Geneen Bolton

Academic Affairs Liaison to Nursing

Heather Conroe

Administrative Assistant for Academic Affairs

Amy Hornburg Heilveil

Administrative Assistant 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 12:15 – 1:15 p.m., via Zoom

September 11

October 2

October 23

November 6

November 27


Bresee Hall Room 205

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