Academic Affairs

Arlie Petters
Dean Arlie Petters

The Office of Academic Affairs is responsible for the undergraduate curriculum and educational experience of our undergraduate students. Our innovative course of study is structured so students can pursue learning in and out of the classroom, laboratory, and studio. Global education, service learning, and research opportunities complement classroom instruction to infuse students with the excitement of discovery and the ability to use knowledge in the service of society. Our goal is to create distinctive interdisciplinary opportunities for our students to approach real-world problems from different fields of inquiry.

The Dean of Academic Affairs/Associate Vice Provost oversees administration of the Duke undergraduate curriculum and educational experiences for our undergraduates, in partnership with the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. The Academic Dean corps, Continuing Studies, Summer Session, Curriculum & Course Development, Focus Program, Office of Assessment, Service Learning Program, Thompson Writing Program, and Office of Undergraduate Research Support all report to the Dean of Academic Affairs.

Academic Affairs Communications

November 9, 2017

Maintaining optimal class size; Thanksgiving holiday & classes read more »


November 7, 2017

Trinity College is circulating the David L. Paletz Call for Innovative Course Enhancements, inviting proposals for funds to add innovations to courses taught in the spring 2018 semester. read more »


November 7, 2017

Dear Faculty,   As we move toward the end of the fall 2017 semester, I would like to call to your attention certain matters which are governed by policies of the faculty. read more »


October 31, 2017

We will be enforcing the maximum size (18) of all undergraduate seminars going forward. read more »


October 5, 2017

Review of University community and expectations regarding academic integrity. read more »


September 25, 2017

Missed course work is officially accommodated in the following three circumstances: Illness or other extraordinary personal circumstance Religious observance Varsity athletic participation read more »


September 11, 2017

Trinity College will again provide up to $100 per regular rank faculty member per academic semester to have meals with undergraduate students and/or to host students in their homes. read more »


May 8, 2017

Duke Faculty Policy requires grades for graduating students to be submitted within 24 hours of the final exam. Grades for all other students need to be submitted within 48 hours of the final exam. read more »


April 25, 2017

Highlighting some useful policies and guidelines, as well as reaffirm our obligation to teaching and the production of knowledge in Trinity College. read more »


April 17, 2017

Dear students: Welcome to the online system for evaluating courses in Trinity College of Arts & Sciences. We want to thank you for helping gather this necessary and useful information. read more »


April 13, 2017

Grades are due in the Registrar’s Office within twenty-four hours of the final exam for graduating students and forty-eight hours of the final exam for all other students.  read more »


February 20, 2017

Each instructor is required to submit midterm grades to the University Registrar by 5:00 pm, Friday, February 24, for all first-year undergraduate students, as well as for all other students who are doing unsatisfactory work. read more »