The Academic Affairs area of the college includes academic departments structured along disciplinary lines, academic programs which cross disciplinary lines, and academic support programs that serve the entire community. These departments and programs are organized into four broad administrative divisions: Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences, and College-Wide Programs.
Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
Art; Music; Communication, Media and Theatre; English; History; Classical and Modern Languages;
Philosophy; and Religious Studies
Biology; Chemistry; Mathematics and Computer Science; and Physics
Social Sciences Division
Economics and Business Administration; Education; Exercise and Sport Science; Political Science;
Psychology; and Sociology and Anthropology
Communication/Inquiry, Center for Environmental Studies, Center for Global Learning, Johnson Center for Faculty Development and Excellence in Teaching, Center for Southwestern and Mexican Studies, Honors Program, JanTerm, Study Abroad, and Posey Leadership Institute
Opened in 1986, the Abell Library Center plays an essential role in the life of Austin College. Five librarians, an archivist, and six support staff guide the effective use of library resources. Services include an active instruction program with a special emphasis for incoming students as well as increased support for honors’ students engaged in writing a thesis. A reference librarian is available most day and evening hours. A tour of the library shows off our varied learning spaces.
Austin College provides many technological resources to students, faculty, and staff to aid in their success. Computer labs across campus are available 24 hours a day. Users are likewise encouraged to connect their own computers via the wired or wireless networks. Information Technology Services provides support to resolve any computer problems that might arise.
The Registrar’s Office at Austin College serves as the official academic interface for students and the College. Located on the first floor of the Caruth Administration Building, the office is the place to go to conduct any business related to coursework, credit, transcripts, and any other matters related to registering and taking classes at Austin College.
Institutional research and assessment provides appropriate support to the reporting and assessment effort of the college and conducts research on issues that impact the goals of the college.
Eugenia Harris, Executive Director of Institutional Research and Registrar
Austin College affirms that human research subjects should be treated with dignity, respect, and with due regard for their welfare. To protect human research subjects, the College established the Institutional Review Board. We understand “human subjects” to include all individuals and groups from whom researchers anticipate gathering information or data necessary for the successful completion of the research design.
Bart Dredge, Chair
Academic Assessment supports the programs and departments at Austin College in the evaluation of their effectiveness, with a goal of pursuing excellence in teaching and learning. The Office also works to ensure that the College meets and exceeds the standards set by our accrediting bodies.