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Contact Information

Kate Dunnigan
Council Chair
Tel: 401-825-2169

Denise Yordy
Council Vice-Chair
Tel: 401-825-2400

Kay Johnson
Council Secretary
Tel: 401-825-2058

Richard Swearingen
Web Content Manager
Tel: 401-851-1608

Council Members »

Academic Council


The Academic Council is responsible for developing, reviewing, and evaluating academic policies for the college.

Scope of work:

  • Engage in long-range academic planning
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of long-range academic plans
  • Align academic plans with college-wide planning
  • Identify new instructional directions that align with the mission and long-range goals of the college
  • Formulate academic policies, including those related to academic initiatives from internal and external sources
  • Coordinate and integrate the work of functional committees
  • Ensure the college's alignment with accreditation standards 4, 5,and 7

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Last Updated: 11/2/12