2018-19 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 21, 2019  
2018-19 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

School of Arts and Sciences


Dean’s Office
Old Main, Room 124
607-753-4312
Fax: 607-753-5979
cortland.edu/artsandsciences

Administrators

R. Bruce Mattingly, dean; Vincent DeTuri, associate dean; Mary McGuire, assistant dean

Role of the Dean

The dean oversees all the activities of the academic departments and interdisciplinary centers in the School of Arts and Sciences. The school consists of 18 departments distributed among the divisions of fine arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences and mathematics. Graduate degrees awarded in the school include the master of arts, master of arts in teaching, master of science and master of science in education.

The School of Arts and Sciences also includes adolescence teacher education programs in English, foreign languages, mathematics, natural sciences and social studies. The adolescence teacher education programs are housed in the appropriate academic departments. The dean is responsible for overall supervision of the school and for curriculum, program development, budget and personnel.

The dean’s office is staffed by two secretaries, one for the dean and one for the associate dean, as well as student assistants.

Role of the Associate Dean

The associate dean assists the dean in the management of the school. This includes addressing student issues such as academic policy interpretation and clarification, degree audit clearance, withdrawals and leaves of absence from the College, academic probation, suspension, dismissal, reinstatement and readmission, including contracts. The associate dean approves course overloads and serves as the dean’s curricular representative at the school and college level.

Role of the Assistant Dean

The assistant dean provides support to the dean and the associate dean on initiatives that support the mission of the school. Particular assignments will vary over time but often include representing the school in scholarship programs such as Honors Convocation, Chancellor's Award of Student Excellence and national fellowship awards. The assistant dean reviews and approves proposals for study abroad and internships; in addition, the assistant dean serves as chair of the Transformations committee and the Academic Hall of Fame committee; represents the school on the Graduate Faculty Executive Committee and oversees content on arts and sciences webpages.

Arts and Sciences

Adolescence Education

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Adolescence Education: Science

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Africana Studies Department

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Art and Art History Department

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Biological Sciences Department

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Chemistry Department

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Communication and Media Studies Department

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Economics Department

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English Department

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Geography Department

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Geology Department

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History Department

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International Studies

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Mathematics Department

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Modern Languages Department

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Performing Arts Department

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Philosophy Department

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Physics Department

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Political Science Department

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Psychology Department

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Sociology/Anthropology Department

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