The Office of Academic Affairs is administered by the Provost and provides academic support to the faculty and administration of the College.
Dr. Robert L. Entzminger
The Provost is responsible for coordination of the academic affairs area. The Provost works with faculty and its committees in formulating and recommending educational policies. With advice of the Area Chairs and Department Chairs, the Provost makes recommendations to the President in matters involving professional concerns and relationships of the faculty. In the absence of the President, the Provost presides at faculty meetings.
Dr. Entzminger is also a Professor of English.
Dr. David Sutherland
TheAssociate Provost for Academic Affairs assists the Provost as needed with coordination of the academic affairs area. Duties include the coordination of faculty grants, new faculty orientation, departmental and program assessment, faculty standing committees, and campus event scheduling. The Associate Provost maintains the academic calendar, catalog, faculty handbook, and web pages, and provides staff support for the Committee on Faculty and the Committee on Academic Policy.
Dr. Sutherland is also a Professor of Mathematics.
Dr. Carole Herrick
TheAssociate Provost for Advising and Retention coordinates and oversees the Hendrix faculty advising system. The Associate Provost for Advising and Retention works with faculty, administration, Student Affairs staff, and students to develop and implement programs and procedures designed to provide appropriate support and assistance to students, and to facilitate student adjustment, satisfaction, and success. Duties also include monitoring national best practices in advising and retention, incorporating these practices, as appropriate, into programs of the College, and maintaining institutional and national retention figures.
Dr. Herrick is also a Professor of Music.
Dr. Peg Falls-Corbitt
TheAssociate Provost for Engaged Learning serves as the chair for the Council on Engaged Learning Programs and facilitates the Council in the fulfillment of its formal charge. The Associate Provost will open lines of communication across the campus on issues of engaged learning and will seek to build partnerships between various programs that will enhance the learning outcomes of our students. The Associate Provost will be responsible for coordinating and monitoring the assessment of engaged learning at Hendrix. Beyond the immediate Hendrix community, the Associate Provost will help represent the College’s creative work in engaged learning to prospective students, parents, alumni, foundations, and other external constituents. The Associate Provost will thus work closely with the Provost and with the Office of Advancement in fostering Hendrix’s mission to be a national leader in engaged liberal learning.
Dr. Falls-Corbitt is also a Professor of Philosophy.
TheCoordinator of Academic Support Services is responsible for providing services to promote academic success. The Coordinator works with faculty members to identify key content in their coursework that can be reinforced through support services such as peer tutoring, group facilitation, individual student meetings and workshops. The Coordinator also oversees services for students with disabilities. Hendrix is committed to ensuring equal access for students with disabilities, and the Coordinator works with students, faculty and staff to implement accommodations as recommended.
TheAcademic Specialist is responsible for peer tutoring at Hendrix, as well as other academic support services. Hendrix’ peer tutoring program is nationally certified and is available to students from early September through the end of April. Subjects covered under peer tutoring include, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, German, Spanish, Latin, Chinese, French and Supplemental Instruction in Genetics. Tutoring is offered at no cost to students. In addition, the Academic Specialist also presents workshops throughout the year and meets with students in individual academic meetings.
The Registrar and Director of Institutional Research is responsible for the management of student information records, the
preparation of database reports, the interpretation and application of academic
rules and regulations, degree audits, the certification of student eligibility
for all academic honors and degrees, VA certification, and preparation of
enrollment statistics for internal and external constituencies. The Registrar
represents the Office of Academic Affairs on the Curriculum Committee and
assists in annual commencement ceremonies.
The Associate Registrar assists in implementing academic policies and ensuring the accuracy and
integrity of student academic records. The Associate Registrar assists
with pipelining new students from Admission, enrollment confirmation,
room/class scheduling, pre-registration and registration, and graduation.
Duties include preparing diplomas; processing transfer credits; issuing
official transcripts for the Accademia dell’Arte; processing interim reports;
and performing various data entry functions. The Associate
Registrar also develops and maintains the Advising Module in Campus Web.
Britt Anne Murphy
The Interim Director of Bailey Library oversees the management of all areas of Bailey Library and Academic Resource Center including collections, services, technologies, budgets, personnel, policies, planning, and physical space. The library director evaluates print and electronic collections and coordinates subject content with curricular and research needs of Hendrix faculty and students. The library director negotiates electronic database contracts and cooperative arrangements with publishers, other Arkansas libraries, Associated Colleges of the South libraries, the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas libraries, and consortial regional libraries throughout the southwestern U.S.
Assistant to the Provost's Office
Administrative Assistant for Academic Support Services