Academic Affairs

Arlie Petters
Dean Arlie Petters

The Office of Academic Affairs is responsible for the curriculum and educational experience of the undergraduate students in Trinity College of Arts & Sciences. Trinity College is committed to providing a world class liberal arts education embedded in a research environment, with rich pathways of study and engagement available to all students. Our goals include growing, connecting, and empowering diverse and inclusive learning networks, in and out of the classroom, laboratory, and studio. Research opportunities, service learning, and global education complement classroom instruction to enhance the creation, delivery, and translation of knowledge for a rapidly changing world. The values we instill are for our students to be globally engaged, purposeful about their own lives, and empathetic to others. We create communities of academic excellence.

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.