T-Ducks in a Row #135 – Reorganization of Academic Schools

WHAT? 
The following reorganization changes will take place in areas supervised by Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Success Dr. Shannon Cunningham.

WHY? 
With the August retirement of Executive Dean Dr. Ray Canham and the initiation of co-requisite classes in Mathematics and Developmental Mathematics, the timing is appropriate to re-align and balance the load responsibilities of the Academic Schools to enhance service to students.

WHEN? 
The changes will be effective August 1, 2019.

WHO? 

  • The School of Mathematics, Science, and Health Professions will become two separate Academic Schools.
  • The new School of Mathematics, led by Executive Dean Mr. Thales Georgiou, will include the disciplines of Mathematics and Developmental Mathematics and will also retain the Comprehensive Advisement Placement (CAP) Success Advising Center for Developmental Education and the Learning Center.
  • The new School of Science and Health Professions, led by the new Executive Dean soon to be selected, will include the disciplines of Sciences and Health Professions.
  • The School of World Languages, Cultures, and Communications will become two separate Academic Schools.
  • The new School of Communications, led by Executive Dean Ms. Susan Barkley, will include the disciplines of English, Journalism/Mass Communication, Speech Communication, and Integrated Reading and Writing.
  • The new School of World Languages and Cultures, led by Executive Dean Ms. Diana Urrutia, will include the disciplines of Foreign Languages and ESOL, and the Intensive Learning Communities, American English and Culture Institute, Language Center, and Multicultural Center.
  • The new School of Social Sciences and Wellness, led by Executive Dean Dr. LaQueta Wright, will include the disciplines of Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Geography, Government, History, Psychology, Sociology, Fitness Center, Human Development, Kinesiology, Learning Framework, and Physical Education.

WHAT ELSE?
The names of the realigned Academic Schools will be changed so that the titles more clearly represent the instructional areas and services they encompass. The names of the Academic Schools will now be:

  • The School of Mathematics
  • The School of Science and Health Professions
  • The School of Communications
  • The School of World Languages and Cultures
  • The School of Social Sciences and Wellness

The instructional areas and services they encompass of the following Academic Schools will remain the same:

  • The School of Business
  • The School of Engineering and Technology
  • The School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts

WHERE? 
No faculty offices will be relocated as a result of these realignments.

WHAT ELSE? 
For those employees who cannot attend our live Town Hall meeting on campus, there will be two additional Virtual Town Hall meetings conducted on Friday, March 28, at 4:00 p.m., and Monday, April 1, at 4:00 p.m.

WHERE ELSE? 
Previous editions of T-Ducks in a Row may be found at https://rlc5.dcccd.edu/tdr/