Welcome

Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission Statement:

Academic Affairs provides teaching and learning leadership to inspire and cultivate exceptional student, faculty, and staff experiences and outcomes.

Vision Statement:

Academic Affairs will provide teaching and learning leadership that prioritizes transformative practices with informed risk-taking. The office will further inspire and cultivate exceptional experiences and outcomes in service to students and the CCS community.

Curriculum and Assessment

Curriculum Committee Submissions

Preliminary Program Proposal 
Request for New Program
Request for New Course
Change to Existing Course
Change to Existing Program

CCS Professional Development Series

The CCS Professional Development Series is held monthly during the academic semester, each talk is a one-hour, peer-to-peer discussion to help faculty and staff grow and increase awareness of fellow faculty practices. Open to faculty and staff, these engaging talks cover a range of topics, from curriculum spotlights to intellectual property rights. Each talk is organized around a central theme and will feature CCS faculty and staff discussing how they implement the topic in their own teaching and creative practices. These talks are designed to allow the CCS community to grow professionally while building camaraderie.

Video Series

Each year, Academic Affairs holds an event called Faculty Day of Training in an effort to discuss topics that are of interest to all CCS faculty members.  For fall 2021, the topics were on health and wellness of students and faculty, Gen-X students, constructive critiques, and strategies to make your course more effective. 

Anna Evesalge
Constructive Critiques

Position Descriptions

Academic Affairs Roles and Responsibilities.

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Adverse Effects/Unintended Consequences form
Continuing Review
Informed Consent
IRB Exemption Checklist
IBR Flow Chart
IRB Policy and Bylaws
IRB Proposal Form
Proposal Evaluation and Decision form
Research Project Completion form

August 2020 IRB presentation
2020-2021 Institutional Review Board (IRB) Membership

Click the play button to view how to register for IRB training

Forms

How to Locate Your Course Evaluations in Canvas

Syllabi Templates

Beginning in the Fall 2022 semester, all faculty are required to use Simple Syllabus.  More information on this template process will be provided by the Office of Educational Technology and Innovation. The below syllabi templates should be used upon submission of Independent Study, Special Project, or Guided Study requests.

Syllabus Template, Graduate – Fall 2022 and Winter 2023
Syllabus Template, Undergraduate – Fall 2022 and Winter 2023
Internship Syllabus Template – Fall 2022 and Winter 2023

Development Requests

Use this form to request a faculty development, staff development, program manager development, or visiting artist opportunity within the CCS Academic Affairs division.

Development Request Form

Student Travel/Development

Field Trip Description and Waiver Release 
International Travel policy
Orientation Checklist
Pre-and Post-Trip Checklist
Student Domestic Travel Policy
Student Domestic Travel/Development Funding Request
Student Funding Criteria

Policies and Procedures

Handbooks

Student Handbook
Faculty Handbook
Staff Handbook 

Reporting

Monthly and Board of Trustees Reports
End-of-Year Reports

Faculty Assembly

Faculty Assembly Bylaws

Academic Performance Committee
Academic Technology Committee
Curriculum Committee
Faculty Concerns Committee
Faculty Review Committee
Health and Safety Committee
Library Committee
Sabbatical and Faculty Development
Speakers and Exhibitions2022-2023 Speakers and Exhibitions Schedule