Academic Affairs is responsible for the overall coordination and administration of the academic program. Led by the vice president for Academic Affairs, it supports faculty program and curriculum development, administers programs and allocates resources in the form of departmental budgets, library materials, office and teaching space, computing, travel and research funding, international study programs, grants and contract assistance, and equipment.
The following departments comprise Academic Affairs. For more information please visit their below listed websites.
The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (CIS) houses a number of interdisciplinary majors that are not offered by an academic department. These majors are designed by faculty.
The John Crosland Jr. Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) is a place where experts in technology, library sciences, and education work together under one roof to support the work of Davidson scholars–from first-year students to tenured professors. The Center is conveniently located on the main level of the E.H. Little library.
The Dean Rusk International Studies Program works to give a global dimension to every student's education. The program includes the offices of Study Abroad, the International Student Adviser, and the Grants and Programming office.
Grants and Contracts is a full-service (pre- and post-award) office that manages administrative processes related to externally funded grants. The office acts as a liaison between faculty, college administrators, and funding agencies.
The E.H. Little Library provides information services to students and faculty. The library houses over 600,000 volumes and includes books, periodicals, government documents and electronic resources. The Music Library in the Sloan Music Center houses a collection of over 10,000 items including reference books, scores, sound recordings, and videos.
Administers and guides the development of the Center for Teaching and Learning, which provides faculty development services and academic support for students. Collaborates with other campus entities (Library, Information Technology, Center for Civic Engagement, Multicultural Affairs) to provide a range of programs for faculty and students. Directs the Davidson Research Initiative. Chairs the Faculty Study and Research and the Student Study and Research Committees. Monitors the work of the Office of Grants and Contracts and the director of Fellowships.
The Registrar's Office coordinates course registration, maintenance and protection of academic records, and certification of students for continued enrollment and for graduation. The office maintains, interprets, and monitors academic policy and communicates procedures to faculty, to students, and to the public.
Davidson College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Davidson College.