The following areas report to the Provost, Associate Provost, and/or Dean of the Faculty.
Academic Departments and Programs
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 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:
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.
- Faculty 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.
A significant part of a student’s educational experience at Berea College is offered through lectures, symposia, concerts and the performing arts. These events present outstanding personalities who enliven the intellectual, aesthetic and religious life and perform an important educational role. Convocations also provide common intellectual experiences for students, faculty, and staff leading toward the establishment of a unified academic community.
Within the context of the Institutional Statement on Academic Advising, the Academic Advising Program supports the mission of the College and its holistic development of students. Moreover, the Advising Program promotes the development and effective communication of accurate information about all aspects of the College with a particular emphasis on General Education, degree programs (majors and minors), numerous learning opportunities, and campus resources supporting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
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.
Student Financial Aid Services 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 Student Success & Transition provides students with the guidance and development needed to successfully transition into, navigate through, and graduate from Berea College.
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.
The General Education curriculum is where the goals of liberal education are explicitly addressed for all students. It is designed to help students (1) develop their abilities to think critically and to communicate effectively through writing and speaking; (2) deepen their understanding of their cultural heritage, including religion, history, the arts, and the natural and social sciences; and (3) cultivate their appreciation of human diversity and their capacity for moral reflection.
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:
A noncredit bearing research experience. Students are enrolled in this course when they are official member of a campus-based research project usually funded through the URCCP program but other options are available. The goals of the course include: (1) to enhance student learning by providing opportunities for the engagement of challenging, collaborative and directed projects in an apprentice-mentor relationship with faculty, and to help students understand the critical interplay between collaboration and independent thought and action in any team effort to engage a complex, open-ended project; (2) to foster student-faculty interaction in creative work; (3) to enhance students’ communication skills; and (4) to provide experience that would be helpful to students who wish to pursue subsequent research and learning/creative opportunities (e.g., off-campus, summer research programs, or international learning opportunities) and offer experience that allows students to build their self-confidence to pursue careers and make informed career and graduate school decisions for further study beyond Berea.