The following areas report to the Academic Vice President and Dean of the Faculty.
Academic Departments and Programs
The Office of Academic Services provides faculty, staff, and students with guidance and support on matters related to academic policies, status, performance, and persistence.
The Admissions Office identifies, recruits, and enrolls students who align with the College’s Eight Great Commitments and who can benefit from and contribute to the Berea College community.
The Black Cultural Center (BCC) is “The Gathering Place” and our space is designed purposefully for conversation, lounging, studying, meeting, and hosting programs. In addition to the physical space, the Center’s staff is available to assist in student success through advocacy, mentorship, academic and social development, and facilitation of cultural understanding.
The Carter G. Woodson Center is responsible for promoting and upholding one of Berea College’s founding commitments – its Fifth Great Commitment to Interracial Education. The Center actively engages with faculty, staff, students and community on issues of race, diversity and inclusion in an attempt to develop an inclusive learning and labor community.
The Center for Excellence in Learning through Service (CELTS) is the home for student community and civic engagement, including three main program areas: co-curricular community service programs, the academic service-learning program, and a Bonner Scholars Program, which is a 4-year, developmental, learning-through-service scholarship program for 60 students.
- Faculty Development:
The Faculty Development unit of the CTL provides and organizes a wide range of teaching-related faculty development opportunities aimed at helping classroom instructors to foster deep and meaningful student learning; and it seeks to enhance elements of organizational structure and function (e.g. the development and functioning of mentoring programs, etc.) that impact teaching and learning.
- Writing Resources and Academic Coaching:
The Writing Resources unit of the CTL provides students with select workshops and with intensive one-on-one support for all students at any stage of the writing process with the goal of helping to produce better writers; the Academic Coaching unit of the CTL provides intensive one-on-one coaching that targets students’ motivation, self-regulation, time management, study skills, and academic self-assessment to help students become more independent and successful learners.
- Faculty Development:
Office of Internships and Career Development:
The Berea College Internship Program assists students of all majors with the process of identifying and/or applying for a broad range of internships and oversees the process for receiving academic credit and funding. The Career Development Program at Berea College offers career counseling appointments to support students in career decision making, exploring career options in all majors, and proactively planning for internships, gap-year experiences, full-time employment and/or graduate school. The Career Development staff provide personalized career assistance to maximize action planning and employability for all Berea students and alumni.
Disability & Accessibility Services oversees the coordination and provision of all reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities.
Educational Technology provides knowledge, resources and support services for faculty that enhances and encourages existing, emerging and evolving technology used in teaching and learning for academic use.
The Student Financial Aid Services Office is responsible for helping students have the resources to complete their college degree along with developing life-long skills of money management.
The Office of First-Year Initiatives is designed to (1) provide pre-arrival communications and programs that help prepare incoming students for the experience of attending college, (2) develop and maintain proactive initiatives aimed at giving students the tools they will need to be successful once on campus, and (3) react to students who are struggling with their transition and provide support through interventions and programming.
The CIE fosters understanding of, and appreciation for, all peoples of the earth through managing education abroad, supporting international students and scholars, providing co-curricular international programming, and faculty / curriculum development for internationalization.
Hutchins Library supports Berea College’s mission by selecting, developing, deploying, teaching, managing and delivering resources and services that supports the college’s curriculum, fosters learning, discovery and innovation.
The Athletics Department provides athletic experiences designed to enhance the development of athletic abilities while promoting the physical, social, moral, spiritual and intellectual growth of student-athletes through participation in intercollegiate sports.
The Loyal Jones Appalachian Center develops service-oriented leaders for Appalachia by sponsoring and integrating educational programs on and off campus; supports scholarship, projects, and research that explore and illuminate the richness of the Appalachian region, people, and cultures; and assists Appalachian communities, organizations, and citizens in working toward the future they envision.
The Registrar’s Office of Berea College serves the college community and ensures the accuracy, integrity and security of its academic records, data and reports.
Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects