Academic Affairs refers to:
- advising services for undergraduate students
- graduate fellowships and graduate and undergraduate scholarships
- issues pertaining to academic integrity and grade appeals
- curriculum and course development
- professional preparation programs leading to State of Arizona certification
- College of Education relationships with partner schools and districts
The Office of Student Services is available to advise current and interested students on the requirements of each of the College’s undergraduate programs:
- Early Childhood Education
- Elementary Education
- Deaf Studies
- Mild to Moderate Disabilities
- Literacy, Learning and Leadership
- Rehabilitation Studies & Services
And the seven minors:
- Adolescents, Community and Education
- American Sign Language
- Educational Psychology
- Global Education
- Leadership Studies and Practice
- Recreation and Sport in Communities, Parks and Schools
- Special Education & Rehabilitation
Student Services staff members also assist with recruiting, serve as liaisons to other campus units such as CATS Academics, and sponsor the College of Education Ambassadors and the Future Teachers Clubs.
The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Scholarship Coordinator work with the Departments to award more than 1.4 million dollars in Graduate College Responsibility Tuition Waivers, Graduate Fellowships, and Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarships.
When issues arise with students’ academic integrity or when students would like to appeal a grade, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs will assist both students and faculty concerning procedures and processes.
Working with the College of Education Academic Programs Committee (APC) and the College of Education Departments, Academic Affairs personnel provide requisite forms for developing or modifying new courses or programs.
Working with the State of Arizona Department of Education, Academic Affairs provides updates on rules and procedures and, wherever possible, develops campus-wide approaches to program review and documents for placing students in field assignments and Student Due Process procedures.