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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, 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.

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Academic Deans

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

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.

Associate Provosts

Furman has four associate provosts who support the university’s academic programs and operations.

Academic Deans

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.

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.

Teaching and Advising Awards

Meet the recent recipients of teaching and advising awards.

Teaching and Advising Awards
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Student Academic Honors

Academic excellence is recognized in a number of ways at Furman University.

Student Academic Honors

Academic Advising

At Furman, your advisor will do much more than just explain general education requirements. They’ll take the time to get to know who you are as a person.

Academic Advising
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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 Chair site
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