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.

Artificial Intelligence Institutional Statement

View the Artificial Intelligence Institutional Statement. Each academic department has created their own set of AI guidelines, accessible below.

Graduate Departments
GR – Color and Materials Design
GR – Transportation Design
GR – User Experience

Undergraduate Departments
Advertising and Communication Design
Art Education
Entertainment Arts
Fashion Design
Interdisciplinary Art + Design
Interior Design
Liberal Arts
Product Design
Studio Art and Craft
Transportation Design

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 Professional Development Day in an effort to discuss topics that are of interest to all CCS faculty members.  For fall 2023, the topic is creating a student centered environment.

CCS Publishing Award

CCS Publishing Award Overview and Guidelines

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
Institutional Review Board (IRB) Membership

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


Development Requests

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

Development Request Form

How to Locate Your Course Evaluations in Canvas

Syllabi Templates

All faculty are required to use Simple Syllabus.  The below syllabi templates should be used upon submission of Independent Study, Special Project, or Guided Study requests. Internships have a designated syllabus template.
Please download the templates in order to use.

Graduate Syllabus Template – Fall 2023 and Winter 2024
Graduate Syllabus Template (Online/Hybrid) – Fall 2023 and Winter 2024
Undergraduate Syllabus Template – Fall 2023 and Winter 2024
Undergraduate Syllabus Template (Online/Hybrid) – Fall 2023 and Winter 2024
Internship Syllabus Template – Fall 2023 and Winter 2024

Student Travel/Development

Field Trip Request
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


Student Handbook
Faculty Handbook
Staff Handbook 


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

Faculty Assembly

Fall 2023 Faculty Assembly Dates via Zoom at 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
October 19, 2023
November 14, 2023
December 7, 2023

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 Exhibitions