The Office of the Provost administers many resources for our faculty and staff. We have gathered them here for easy accessibility. Please let us know if there is something you are unable to locate.
The Academic Affairs Newsletter is published monthly August through May each academic year. You can find news and highlights on activities within Academic Affairs.
We provide information on our current Academic Affairs Administrative Searches including candidates’, CV’s, cover letters, and public presentation schedule.
Our Academic Procedures and Regulations (APR) are available via SharePoint, and can be accessed using your WCU network credentials.
Please use the Academic Calendar to identify specific dates and deadlines within the academic year.
The Opening of Semester Calendar for Fall 2017 is now available.
The Collegial Review process allows faculty to substantiate and make the case for tenure/promotion/reappointment (TPR), as well as for post tenure review (PTR). Use this resource for instructions and required documentation for TPR/PTR.
We provide access to several committee lists via SharePoint. Please use your WCU network credentials to access information such as minutes and membership on the following councils: Academic Affairs Council, Associate Dean's Council, Liberal Studies Committee, and Provost Council. Please note: for external users, please email Suzanne Melton with a request for specific minutes.
The responsibility for curriculum development and revision rests with the faculty. Primary responsibility resides in the department and college in which the curriculum is housed and delivered. Four university wide groups have responsibility for reviewing proposed changes in the curriculum. These are the Liberal Studies Committee, the Graduate Council, the Professional Education Council, and the University Curriculum Committee. Please use our Curriculum resource for further information.
The Faculty Handbook provides ready access to information about the operation of the University and answers to the most frequently asked questions about operating procedures and policies.
The handbook may be reviewed and revised at any time to reflect changes in institutional policy, state and federal law or operational procedures.
Archived handbooks can be located here.
The AA-21 process is used to document faculty credentials when requesting to interview or hire new faculty. Use this resource for instructions and the AA-21 form.
Academic Affairs administers the following grants, awards and funds: Chancellor’s
Travel Fund, Excellence in Teaching Liberal Studies Award, Faculty Research and Creative
Activities Award, Hunter Scholar Award, Intentional Learning Plan Grants, Program
of Excellence Award, Provost’s Internal Funding Support Grant, Scholarly Development
Assignment Program, Southern Conference Faculty Member of the Year Award, University
Scholar Award, and Visiting Scholar Program. More information can be found in our SharePoint Library.
The following support and recognition items are housed within Coulter Faculty Commons: Board of Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Chancellor’s Award for Engaged Teaching, Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, Innovation Scholar Award, and Professional Development Grants. More information can be found on their Site.
Western Carolina University has adopted an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement that provides, without exception, that WCU will provide equal employment opportunities for all persons regardless of sex or other characteristics unlawfully used to discriminate among workers. The Gender Equity Study, CUPA, and related salary market data are available on SharePoint.
The University-Wide Organization Chart is updated annually.
Current fellow contact information is located here.
The University Policies are maintained by the Office of the Chancellor and are subject to revision periodically by appropriate authorities.