- Assists the VPAA in curricular matters including
- advising new faculty in the development of new curricular initiatives;
- implementing the new distribution requirements, including tracking course approvals and explaining the requirements and their rationale to campus constituencies;
- serving on the Educational Policy Committee (as an advisory member), coordinating the agenda, collecting information about matters before the EPC, and implementing policy decisions;
- revising the process for requesting, approving, and allocating new faculty positions;
- conducting external reviews of academic departments, and programs.
- Lead the curricular component of the college reaccreditation process, including assisting academic department and program chairs in writing reports for reaccreditation.
- Spearhead the effort to encourage and implement assessment of courses, majors/minors/concentrations, and College-wide programs such as the distribution requirements.
- Organize and analyze the annual faculty survey about the VPAA Office, and recommend improvements based on results.
- Compile annual statistics on teaching loads and enrollments for all academic departments and programs.
- Champion the innovative use of technology in the curriculum, including the introduction of eportfolios.
- Supervise the College Registrar and the directors of the Oral Communication Program, the Vann Center for Ethics, and the College Writing Program.
Pat Sellers, Professor of Political Science, has served as Associate Dean for Curriculum since 2010; he has taught at Davidson College since 2000 and graduated from Davidson in 1986. Click to view his page in the Political Science Department.