The Office of Academic Affairs oversees all areas of faculty and academic support. It consists of a vice president for academic affairs and provost, two 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.
As Furman’s chief academic officer, Shields is responsible for the faculty and related administrative departments that support all undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs.
Furman has four associate provosts who support the university’s academic programs and operations.
Furman has five 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.
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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