Preparation for life after college should begin soon after setting foot on campus. Those students who have not yet established future goals will find Career Development staff eager to guide them through the process of discovery and exploration. Those students who do have a career path in mind will find individualized facilitation of their continued planning, as well as assistance with searching and preparing for experiential learning opportunities (internships, part-time jobs), graduate/professional school programs, and post-graduate employment. The design of the new Career Development Center in Glendening Hall enables students to work alongside their peers and consult with professional staff as they explore extensive print and online resources and develop and refine resumes, applications, and other materials.
The Office of International Education supports students, faculty, administrators, staff, and institutional partners as they collaborate in opportunities for educational and cultural exchange to achieve global awareness and engagement within the framework of the College’s commitment to academic excellence.
The Office of the Core Curriculum oversees changes and additions to the core curriculum itself, manages student petitions related to the core curriculum, and arranges CORE courses, including CORE101 (the First Year Seminar), CORE301 (Inquiry in the Liberal Arts for Transfer Students), CORE350 (Experiencing the Liberal Arts in the World), and CORE401 (the Peer Mentoring Practicum). The Office of the Core Curriculum also coordinates advising, faculty training for advising and the First Year Seminars, the summer reading program for new students, and the academic planning for New Student Days in July and Orientation in August, and it provides administrative support for Phi Beta Kappa and the Nitze Scholars Program. The office is overseen by the Dean of the Core Curriculum and First Year Experience (Dr. Libby Nutt Williams), and is comprised of the Office Associate (Ms. Diane Wimberly) and two Liberal Arts Associates and Adjunct Professors of the Liberal Arts (Dr. Andrew Cognard-Black and Dr. Brandi Stanton).
The Office of Human Resources is committed to excellence in customer service inside and outside of the College community. Our services include the administration of employee benefits; payroll administration and processes for students and employees; policy development and administration; equal employment opportunity and labor relations; job classification, compensation and labor market research; employee assistance programs; maintenance of personnel records; maintenance of the College’s personnel database; the administration of performance evaluation programs and the employee grievance process.
The mission of the Office of Residence Life is to support the academic mission of the College by facilitating safe, supportive, and civil living-and-learning communities that are conducive to sleeping, studying, and socializing. Residence Life staff serve and educate the residents and mentor students to become leaders and good citizens.
The staff in the Office of Residence Life manages the day-to-day operations of student housing. The department works to improve the quality of life in campus residence halls, suites, apartments, and townhouses and to promote personal development through community living experiences. The office, through its student staff of residence hall coordinators and resident assistants, can address a variety of concerns, ranging from roommate difficulties to the physical condition of the room. The staff also provides residents with a wide range of social, recreational, educational, and cultural programs to enrich their residential experience. Administrative functions, such as housing assignments, coordinating the after-hours “On-Call Professional” (OCP) system, managing openings and closings, and dealing with a variety of emergencies are also handled by Residence Life.