Office of the Associate Provost

Dr. Lorraine Bernotsky
Philips Memorial Hall
Room 008
700 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Welcome to the Office of the Associate Provost


Don't miss our News and Notes section below for the

latest updates from the Office of the Associate Provost!

This office reports to the Provost and provides leadership for several areas within Academic Affairs:

  • The Honors College
  • Graduate Studies and Extended Education
  • Undergraduate Studies and Student Support Services
  • Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Center

Students look to this office when dealing with difficult academic issues.  The Special Assistant for Academic Policy handles waivers of general education requirements, Academic Recovery Plans, academic probation and dismissal, and those students who are looking to be readmitted to the university after previous academic difficulty.  Students can find detailed information on the different forms that pass through our office, as well as other necessary information by clicking on the box above:  Info & Resources for Students.

The Office of the Associate Provost also oversees curricular matters and is responsible for maintaining integrity with regard to the university's academic policies.  This office oversees program review and assessment and first-year student scheduling, and acts as liaison to the Curriculum and Academic Policies Council (CAPC) and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). In addition, the Associate Provost provides leadership for faculty development in order to facilitate an engaged learning environment.  For more information, as well as access to a plethora of useful links, just click on the box above:  Info & Resources for Faculty/Staff.

Please take a moment to review the information in our News and Notes section below.  There you’ll find the most up-to-date information from our office to help you navigate through a successful semester.

Have a question for our office?  Specific questions related to student matters should be directed to the Office of the Special Assistant for Academic Policy at (610) 436-3551; general matters may be directed to the Office of the Associate Provost at (610) 738-0492.



News and Notes:

As the Spring semester quickly draws to a close, please make note of the information and dates below:



  • Grade rosters will be available online by Thursday, May 1st
  • Grades are due no later than 3:00pm on Tuesday, May 13th. 
  • Students will be able to access grades electronically beginning Thursday, May 15th.


Important Dates to Remember

  • Last day of classes and final examination period:   Keep in mind that the last day of classes was originally scheduled for Monday, May 5th, however, in order to recover class time that was lost during the snow storms of this past winter, final exam week has been converted to a week of instruction. Classes will meet as usual during the final week of the semester, Monday through Friday (May 5th through 9th) and exams or regular class work (as determined by the instructor) can be completed during this week during regularly scheduled class times.

           3pm (CBPA, CHS, and COE) at Farrell Stadium.   

  •  Summer Session dates:


Summer I

May 27th – June 26th

Finals:  June 27th & 28th

Summer II

June 30th – July 31st

Finals:  August 1st & 2nd

Summer III

August 4th – August 21st

Finals:  August 22nd


ADA Compliance Reminders

For complete information on accommodating students with disabilities, please visit the website of the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (OSSD):


Time and a half on exams is provided to students in the following manner: 

  • Establish the duration of the exam for the entire class (e.g., 4 hours for all students without accommodations in the course).
  • Multiply the duration of the exam by 1.5 (e.g., 4 hours X 1.5 = 6 hours).
  • Provide the student receiving the time and a half accommodation six uninterrupted hours to complete the exam.  
  • The same testing environment should be afforded to students with the accommodation as to students without the accommodation. (e.g., a quiet classroom or quiet office space.)
  • Time and a half does not count if you give time and a half to ALL students. Once you increase the time afforded to students without the accommodation on the exam, you must again increase the time afforded to the student receiving the accommodation. (e.g., giving every student 1.5 hours to complete a 1 hour exam does not constitute providing the time and a half accommodation.  If every student gets 1.5 hours, then the student with the accommodation for time and a half should receive 2.25 hours to complete the exam.)


An alternative testing/quiet test site is provided to students in the following manner:

  • The student takes the exam in a small, quiet location, separate from other students, faculty, and staff. 
  • No audible or visual distractions should be present in the room. (e.g., no cell phones, background radio, office phones, public announcements, etc.)
  • No audible or visual distractions should be present outside of the room. (e.g., no construction noise, lawnmowers, sports fields, etc.)
  • OSSD provides proctoring services to registered OSSD students afforded the alternative testing/quiet site accommodation.  Advanced notice is required. See for details.


Helpful Links

 If you have questions concerning any of the above, please feel free to contact my office by emailing Andrea Grinwis. Here’s wishing you a peaceful end to the semester as we look forward to a productive summer.