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Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs oversees all areas of faculty and academic support. It consists of a vice president for academic affairs and provost, three associate provosts as well as four academic deans.

The office is responsible for managing Furman’s academic programs, including the hiring of all faculty and optimization of resource allocations and staffing within Academic Affairs. It also works closely with students, parents and faculty to ensure academic regulations are followed, and that Furman’s integrity pledge is honored.

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Academic Deans

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Vice President for Academic Affairs

George C. Shields is responsible for administration of the academic program.

Meet the Provost

Associate Provosts

Academic Deans

Furman has four academic deans who support the university’s academic and administrative operations. Providing leadership for academic programs, procedures and policies, these deans help shape the academic experience of the university’s students.

Staff

The Office of Academic Affairs is responsible for managing Furman’s academic programs, including the hiring of all faculty and optimization of resource allocations and staffing within Academic Affairs. If you have a question for the vice president of academic affairs and provost or one of our deans, please contact us.

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Dean's List

View a complete list of students who earned one of Furman's most prestigious honors—a spot on the Dean's List.

View the Dean's List

Meritorious Teaching and Advising Awards

Meet recent recipients of Furman's meritorious teaching and advising awards.

View our award winners
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Students speak with Dr. Dripps at the Shi Center

Excellence in Teaching Awards

Meet the recent recipients of the SCICU excellence in teaching awards.

See our recipients

Prospective Faculty

Learn more about rewarding faculty positions available at Furman.

Become a faculty member

Department Chairs

Find resources related to chairing an academic department.

Visit the Department Chairs site