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Academic Affairs Division

The Academic Affairs Division consists of the following departments and offices:


Office of the Provost


Vice President for Academic Affairs

William G. Rohrer College of Business

College of Communication & Creative Arts

College of Education

College of Engineering

College of Humanities & Social Sciences

College of Performing Arts

College of Science & Mathematics

School of Biomedical Sciences (SBS)

College of Graduate and Continuing Education

Camden Campus

Rowan University Libraries

Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Office of the Registrar



 




Office of the Provost
James Newell , Provost
/Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs
Location: Bole Hall
856.256.4012

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Office of Academic Affairs
Roberta Harvey, Vice President for Academic Affairs

Location: Bole Hall
856.256.5140

The Office of Academic Affairs provides oversight for the following departments/units:

The Thomas N. Bantivoglio Honors Program
Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Office of the Registrar

ROTC

In addition, the Vice President For Academic Affairs works closely with issues of curriculum, accreditation, academic policies, academic calendar, university catalog, program review and assessment, student grievances and academic dismissal, and in the day-to-day operation of the Office of the Provost.

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William G. Rohrer College of Business
Robert Beatty, Dean

Location: Bunce Hall
856.256.4025

The Rowan College of Business provides students with a challenging, career-oriented, undergraduate and master's level business education that allows students to compete and succeed in the 21st century workplace, that emphasizes quality teaching supported by relevant scholarship, and that seeks to improve student learning through outcomes assessment processes. Rowan University's undergraduate programs are grounded in liberal arts, promote the attainment of liberal learning skills, focus on best business practices, and offer students opportunities for experience based learning. Rowan University's graduate business programs provide contemporary graduate business education to professionals of diverse fields and academic backgrounds, and accentuate leadership/teamwork, communication, interpersonal, technological, and analytical/decision making skills necessary for career advancement.

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College of Communication & Creative Arts
Lorin B. Arnold, Dean

Location: Bozorth Hall
856.256.4831

The College of Communication & Creative Arts at Rowan University is dedicated to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, providing our students with an understanding of communication and creative arts theory and practical application that empowers them in their future career, civic, and personal endeavors. The college is committed to developing and implementing rigorous and stimulating curricula, creating opportunities for student engagement, and enhancing students’ critical thinking abilities. Our faculty and staff shape student awareness of the requirements of responsible citizenship, encourage examination of the ethical dimensions of communication and creativity, and contribute to the larger scholarly and professional communities.

In addition to a variety of general education and Rowan experience courses, the college is home to eight undergraduate majors, two graduate programs, many minors and concentrations, and several certificates of graduate study. Opportunities for co-curricular student activity in the college are diverse and include the university radio station (WGLS), newspaper (The Whit), art publications (The Gallery Publication), television network (RTN), magazine (Avant), and literary journal (Asphodel), as well as groups dedicated to anime, art, public relations, advertising, ceramics, film making, art education, and the communication honor society (Lambda Pi Eta). 

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College of Education
Monika Williams Shealey, Dean

Location: James Hall
856.256.4751

The College of Education provides an intellectually rigorous and challenging environment for the professional preparation of leaders in education and selected health-related services. Built upon a liberal education, the program in the College of Education combines learning in diverse settings with personal and collective study that promotes professional achievement and personal fulfillment.The Rowan University teacher education program is the largest and most comprehensive in New Jersey and has consistently earned national accreditation from the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

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College of Engineering
Anthony Lowman, Dean

Location: Henry M. Rowan Hall
856.256.5300

The College of Engineering offers an active learning experience in four engineering programs: Chemical, Civil and Environmental, Electrical and Computer, and Mechanical Engineering. Our unique clinic structure, a hands-on, minds-on environment extending throughout the four-year curriculum, provides students with a vibrant engineering experience. This multidisciplinary environment integrates a strong communications component, provides entrepreneurial exposure and develops the skills desired in the engineering leaders of the future.

Moving quickly since it's inception in 1996, the College is nationally ranked in the top 15% of undergraduate programs by U.S. News. An active internship program coupled with strong career placement makes the College a desired corporate recruiting target that strengthens the regional economy.

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College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Cindy Vitto, Dean

Location: Bunce 257
856.256.5841

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences affirms the humanities and social sciences as the core of liberal arts education and the foundation of professional preparation.  The largest of the seven academic colleges within the university, the College houses eight departments, seven interdisciplinary programs and over 25 minors/concentrations as well as the Exploratory Studies Program for students who have not yet chosen a major. The disciplines included within the College—English, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Geography & Environment, History, Law & Justice Studies, Philosophy & Religion Studies, Political Science & Economics, and Sociology & Anthropology—provide a broad foundation of knowledge upon which students can build both professional and personal success.  The College provides a large proportion of general education courses, thus impacting the majority of students who graduate with a Rowan degree.

The College promotes and supports extensive interaction between its faculty, staff and students. Expert faculty and dedicated staff work hard to engage students in active learning both inside and outside the classroom, through individual- and team-based problem-solving, collaborative research, field experiences, internships, short-term study abroad, and other activities. The College plays an essential role in Rowan's mission: to educate students who remain lifelong learners and ethically responsible citizens, sensitive to cultural and ethnic diversity and engaged in advancing our global society.

The College has chosen as its icon the compass, acknowledging the fact that it equips students with the critical thinking, research, and communication skills necessary to explore the diverse paths presented by dynamic career and life circumstances.  The College motto, “Leading the way to wisdom,” further emphasizes that its disciplines form the core of a liberal arts education.


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College of Performing Arts
John Pastin, Dean

Location: Wilson Hall
856.256.4550


The College of Performing Arts at Rowan University is dedicated to the fostering of artistic endeavor in the Arts. Specifically, it provides professional training in the arts for Majors, and arts curricula and aesthetic experiences open to all students that enhance all of the educational programs at the University. The College consists of the departments of Music, and Theatre & Dance.

In the professional area, the College offers rigorous degree programs that are designed to develop technical and creative abilities to the highest level, as well as provide a comprehensive socio-historical awareness for the Arts practitioner. In the Liberal Arts area, arts curricula are offered that provide extensive study of the fine and performing arts through Minor programs, Concentrations and, for Elementary Education Majors, Coordinate Majors. In these Bachelor of Arts programs, a focus on one particular segment of the arts allows the student to share the diversity of our cultural base and also to gain the perspective, if not the expertise, of the professional artist.


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College of Science & Mathematics
Parviz Ansari, Dean

Location: Robinson Hall
856.256.4850


The College of Science and Mathematics consists of seven academic departments – Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Nursing, Physics & Astronomy and Psychology. These departments offer a wide variety of discipline-specific and interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate degree programs ranging from pure Mathematics to Biochemistry, Applied Behavioral Analysis, Pre-med Concentration and Software Engineering. The mission of the CSM  is to increase Rowan University’s focus on research and teaching in sciences, mathematics, psychology as well as emerging biomedical fields.  

Among the most unique features of CSM are emphasis on undergraduate student research and development of innovative interdisciplinary graduate programs. Our faculty members are both internationally known scholars and dedicated teachers who bring their research findings to the classrooms thus exposing our students to cutting edge scholarship and applications. We aim to prepare highly trained specialists in a variety of fields of applied sciences and set a strong foundation for our students’ future graduate education.
 
CSM and the new School of Biomedical Sciences www.rowan.edu/open/colleges/sbs(SBS) is focused on developing research and teaching collaboration with the Cooper Medical School at Rowan University. This connection gives our students the unique opportunity to enter health-related fields through a direct exposure to a medical institution.


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College of Graduate and Continuing Education
Horacio A. Sosa, Dean

Location: Enterprise Center - 225 Rowan Blvd.
856.256.5121

The College of Graduate & Continuing Education (CGCE) is Rowan University’s vehicle to reach out and serve the needs of individuals with busy personal and professional lifestyles.

The CGCE works with Rowan University’s academic departments to create and offer programs that meet the needs of today’s working professionals and their employers while maintaining the standards and quality of a traditional Rowan education. These offerings include undergraduate and graduate degrees, certifications, professional development and personal enrichment held either in the traditional classroom setting at an accelerated pace, online, or on-site in the evening and weekends.

The college places particular emphasis on offering programs and degrees in growth areas with the strongest employment outlook such as health, education, and service in order to provide the greatest potential for a return on the student’s investment.

In addition to credit education, CGCE offers customized education and training to corporations, school districts, and other for- and not-for-profit agencies and organizations. The college offers Continuing Education Units (CEU) and Professional Development Hours (PDH) in selective areas of study. For more information visti our web page College of Graduate and Continuing Education

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Rowan University at Camden
Tyrone McCombs, Assistant Provost and Dean

Location: Camden Campus
856.756.5400

Rowan University Camden Campus located in the University District of Camden, New Jersey offers programs and services convenient for the residents of the City of Camden and surrounding counties. Students attending the Camden Campus can take general education courses and complete a full degree program in one of the following majors: Sociology, Elementary Education, and Law and Justice Studies. The university also provides a daily and hourly shuttle between the Glassboro and Camden campuses to allow students from both campuses to take full advantage of the academic offerings of the university in both locations.

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program on the Camden Campus is very unique. It provides non-native speakers of the English language with the opportunity to study English, improve their language and academic skills and take Rowan courses at the same time. The Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program on the Camden Campus provides students who are financially or academically disadvantaged New Jersey residents the opportunity to pursue a degree. The EOF students are required to attend a summer pre-college program. During the program, students are enrolled in college preparatory and developmental courses. At the end of the summer program students are evaluated for acceptance to the University for the fall semester.

The courses at the Camden Campus are offered in the day and in the evening for a diverse student body. The flexible course scheduling is designed for individuals who may work. In addition, the Camden Campus also has a Childcare facility for those students who may have family responsibilities.

In addition, the Camden Campus offers a limited number of support services in collaboration with the City institutions including the Library and recreation center.

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Rowan University Libraries
Scott P. Muir, Associate Provost, for Rowan University Libraries 
Location: Campbell Library
856.256.4802

The Rowan University Libraries provides the Rowan community with access to an extensive range of resources and services, which are accessible through four physical libraries and through the Library website. Reference librarians are available in all libraries for research consultation and to assist patrons in identifying, locating, accessing, and evaluating both print and online resources. To meet the diverse needs of our academic populations and to support the program offerings at our multi-campus university, Rowan University Libraries subscribes to more than 55,000 online journals and thousands of other e-resources that are available 24/7 through the Library website.  If the Libraries do not have the resource you need for your research, it can be obtained for you.

The Keith and Shirley Campbell Library
Keith and Shirley Campbell Library – a 118,000 square foot-building on the Glassboro campus – houses nearly 400,000 books and multimedia materials. Print subscriptions to key academic journals and newspapers are maintained with extensive back-runs in microforms and bound volumes. A 30-station computer lab is available for student use, as well as library instruction.
Campbell Library is also home to a Government Documents Depository of selected U.S. Federal and State of New Jersey documents, the Rowan University Archives, and the Frank H. Stewart Room. The Stewart Room – named for Frank Stewart, a prominent New Jersey industrialist who donated an extensive and valuable collection of New Jersey historical documents and artifacts – houses Rowan University’s Special Collections.  


The Music Library
The Music Library, located in Wilson Hall, offers resources and services that meet the unique needs of the music students and staff.  The Music Library houses music scores, sound recordings, music reference books, and DVDs. Circulating music books and periodicals are housed in Campbell Library.  Laboratory computers are equipped with listening equipment and music software.

The Camden Campus
The Rowan University community may access all Rowan online resources and the Robeson Library facilities through an arrangement with Rutgers University-Camden.


The CMSRU Library
The CMSRU Library serves the faculty, staff, and students of Cooper Medical School at Rowan University; the staff at Cooper University Health Care; and members of the Rowan University community. The Library houses a small collection of print books and journals in the clinical and basic sciences. The bulk of the collection is comprised of electronic books, journals, databases, and related specialty collections. These e-resources are linked via the Library website and are available to users 24/7. The Library has a combined seating capacity of 198 with seven group study rooms, 41 public workstations, and two computer labs.

The Health Sciences Library
The Health Sciences Library is located in the Academic Center on the Stratford campus. It serves all students, faculty, and staff of the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, students of the GSBS program, and all other members of the Rowan University community. The Library houses an extensive collection of print books and journals in the clinical and basic sciences. In addition, a collection of electric journals, electronic books, and a wide variety of image databases and collections are available through the Library’s web page. The Library has a seating capacity of 224, which includes study carrels and tables, study rooms, and computer workspaces.


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Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Deb Martin, Director

Location: James Hall
856.256.4353

The mission for the Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is to provide faculty with the necessary support and encouragement to engage in self-directed, collegial inquiry and experimentation regarding strengthening and enhancing teaching and learning at Rowan University. It is a faculty-owned resource that offers professional development opportunities focused on student-centeredness and research based, pedagogical practices. The Faculty Center's range of services is designed for the induction of new faculty and the ongoing professional development of mid-career and senior faculty. For more information, please visit our site at http://www.rowan.edu/provost/facultycenter/

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Office of the Registrar
Muriel Frierson, Registrar

Location: Savitz Hall
856.256.4350

The primary goal of the Office of the Registrar is to help students and alumni with all their registration and records needs. Located on the bottom floor of Savitz Hall, the Registrar is your one-stop for all your questions regarding registration, fees/payments, grades and MORE!

To the left are links to the various services we provide. Feel free to call us 856.256.4350 or send an email to registrar@rowan.edu should you have any questions or problems.

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