College Policies

Supervised by the Vice President for Academic Affairs, this area of the College is concerned with academic requirements, curriculum, grade reporting, permanent academic records, academic advising, faculty recruitment and development, library services, and the evaluation of instruction. Since the educational experience is the focal point of a student's relationship with Louisiana College, the integrity of both the College and student is maintained by basic academic regulations. The Louisiana College Catalog serves as the primary resource on academic regulations. Contained in the Catalog are complete descriptions of requirements for admissions, plans of study, class attendance policies, the grading system, tuition expenses, courses of instruction, and definitive statements concerning academic processes.

The Office of Institutional Research is responsible for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating institutional data to the Louisiana College community to support its' strategic planning, policy-making, and ongoing institution-wide evaluation processes.

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness is dedicated to providing leadership to the planning, implementation, administration, and evaluation of Louisiana College’s ongoing institutional effectiveness program.

Students may request clarification of these policies from their academic advisors should a need arise. Persons affiliated with the area of Academic Affairs are listed below:

Dr. Cheryl Clark
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Ms. Lisa Price
Executive Assistant to the Vice President

Ms. JoLynn McConley
Director of Student Success Center

Mrs. Eileen DeBoer

Dr. Lillian Purdy
Interim Director of the Library

College-wide committees related to Academic Affairs offer student representatives opportunities for input into the development of academic policies and procedures. The following committees deal with academic matters:

Admission and Retention
Reviews policies on admissions to the College; reviews applications for admission under special circumstances; collects, reviews, and disseminates information on retention of students.

Reviews proposed curriculum change in College programs; supervises the Central Curriculum courses; reviews request for exception to curriculum policies or substitutions in Central Curriculum.

College Planning
Improves campus communications; strengthens coordination of college functions; provides a mechanism for allowing faculty, students, trustees, administration, alumni, denomination, and community to have more effective input into the planning and decision making processes of the College.

International Activities
Develops comprehensive international activities and policies for the College; approves travel study programs; encourages missions, travel, study, student, and faculty exchanges.

Teacher Education and NCATE Accreditation
Review policies and procedures of Teacher Education programs; coordinates various areas of specialization.