College Academic Affairs Committee (L to R): Troy McVey, Associate Dean; Dr. James Sellmann, Dean; Lewis Rifkowitz, Chair, Communication and Fine Arts; Dr. Kim Skoog, Chair, Humanities; Dr.Seyda Turk Smith, Chair, Social & Behavioral Sciences; Dr. Evelyn Flores, Chair, English & Applied Linguistics.
Thank you for visiting the webpage of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. This page provides a variety of introductory and supportive materials that will be useful to visitors as well as to the College community of students, faculty, and staff.
This is a place where words and pictures describe activities in the College via the current College newsletter and other participant contributions. You can see glimpses of our courses in action: in the classroom and laboratory; in the field; during study abroad opportunities; and in community and performance settings.
Another part of the site, The Learner Focus Series, is devoted to academic quality and learner assessment. A discussion and examples of “best practice” course syllabus development are provided in the lead article. This is followed by assessment studies of academic operations, such as student registration; assessment studies in which faculty report on what they include in their course syllabi; and learner assessments in various courses and programs. We envision this as a rich and evolving part of the Office of the Dean webpage that will provide tools for faculty: to use as they begin their assessment work; to view as examples similar to assessments they hope to initiate; and to review as examples of assessment reports that document a wide spectrum of student growth in the College’s teaching/learning experience. We expect the public to also be interested in these assessment reports as a source of accountability information.
Materials on this webpage provide administrative support to College faculty and staff. A section is provided for all of the College handbooks:
We hope you found our webpage useful. Please let us know if there is any other information you would like to see on it.
James D. Sellmann, Ph.D.
Troy McVey, MFA
The Academic Affairs Committee strives to fund all accepted conference presentations for faculty and students. The Committee tries to support mainland and broadly international travel at a higher level than the less expensive regional travel.
The committee strives to support regional research that will greater impact the Guam and Micronesian Communities. For questions or more information, please contact the Associate Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org.