Office of Academic Affairs

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The Office of Academic Affairs and Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs ensures the integrity, quality and transparency of VCU academic programs with a focus on student success.

Working collaboratively with the faculty and university leadership, the Office of Academic Affairs provides:

  • Oversight of policies and procedures governing the undergraduate and graduate curriculum
  • Leadership for university-level academic initiatives and faculty-driven student success efforts
  • Infrastructure and procedural direction for academic program development, implementation, review and assessment
  • Academic resources for faculty and students, such as the academic calendar and the academic bulletins

The Office of Academic Affairs also serves as a liaison to the VCU Graduate School, the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia(SCHEV) and our accreditor, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Meet our team

Deborah Noble-Triplett, Ph.D.

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Senior vice provost for academic affairs
Phone: (804)-828-8883


Jamie Cooper, Ph.D.

Jamie Cooper 165 pxAssistant vice provost for academic programs
Phone: (804)828-8883


Executive assistant to the senior vice provost for academic affairs
Phone: (804) 828-8883


Linda Birtley, Ph.D.

Director of academic program review and accreditation
Phone: (804) 827-1018


Scott Oates, Ph.D.

Director of academic integrity and assessment
Phone: (804) 828-9124


Teri Dunnivant

Managing editor, University Bulletin
Phone: (804) 828-3955