Academic Affairs is a community of educators that supports the University’s mission by enrolling, teaching, retaining, graduating, and inspiring diverse lifelong learners prepared to contribute to the common good.
We are committed to:
- Developing and sustaining an accessible academic environment and support services that ensure student learning, integrity, and success.
- Recruiting, enrolling and retaining a diverse undergraduate and graduate population from the Commonwealth as well as regionally, nationally, and internationally.
- Building and sustaining an extensive array of high-quality academic programs grounded firmly in the liberal arts tradition that equip students with the necessary tools and competencies to succeed personally and professionally.
- Providing increased access to resources, technology, and facilities in support of teaching and learning excellence.
- Facilitating the generation of knowledge by embedding and enhancing research, creative activity, and civic engagement in the teaching and learning process.
- Recruiting and retaining a diverse community of educators comprised of faculty teacher-scholars and academic staff, as well as fostering their professional development and success within a trusting team environment.
As a community of educators, we hold these guiding principles as paramount to carrying out our mission:
- Fostering student, team, and university success.
- Contributing to and ensuring an environment of trust, collaboration, equity-mindedness, compassion, grace, and honesty as outlined in our Trusting Team Statement .
- Employing rigorous and systematic institutional planning and assessment to ensure continuous improvement.
- Providing honesty and transparency in communication and policies.
- Upholding our strong commitment to shared governance.
Get to KnowAcademic Affairs
- Teaching and Learning Center (TLC)
- FAST: Faculty And Staff Trainings
- Committee for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)
- Curriculum and Academic Policies Committee (CAPC)
- University Libraries
- Distance Education: The Office of Digital Learning and Innovation
- Office of Educational Accessibility (OEA)
- Global Engagement Office (GEO)
- The Committee for Advising Excellence (CAE)
- Syllabus Resources
- Guidelines on Flexing 15% of Course Instruction
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
- The Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI)
- Institute for Cultural Competence & Inclusive Excellence
- Policies, including disability resources (ODEI)
- Center for Trans and Queer Advocacy (CTQA)
- LGBTQIA+ University Caucus
- The Dowdy Multicultural Center
- Multicultural Faculty Commission (MFC)
- The Center for Women and Gender Equity (CWGE)
- Women’s Commission
- The Campus Climate Intervention Team (CCIT)
- Frederick Douglass Institute (FDI)
- The Society
- Free Recreational Swimming and Indoor/Outdoor Track Access
- Free Speech & Hearing Services
- The Center for Contemplative Studies
- State Employee Assistance Program (SEAP)
- WCU Community Mental Health Services
- Public Safety
- The Department of Cultural and Community Affairs
- Gordon Natural Area (GNA)
- Benefits at a Glance
- Human Resources – Job Openings
- List of Deans and Chairpersons
- Faculty Awards
- Student Success
- WCU Policy Library
Faculty Spotlight:Dr. Tammy James
Dr. Tammy James is Featured on CBS3 for the Compass Program Supporting Black Male Students