Linfield’s Academic Council is a strategic administrative body under the direction of the Provost (or designee) that considers educational issues that concern the institution holistically, may cut across a variety of units, and address current and prospective students’ needs. The Academic Council promotes transparency through shared stakeholder input, improved intra-campus communication, and effective information dissemination.
- The Council identifies internal barriers to successful delivery of the educational mission of Linfield, and works to reduce them or find effective alternatives.
- The Council reviews innovative educational proposals that have substantial curricular, financial, and/or organizational impact beyond the unit making the proposal, and provides feedback as to mission relevance, feasibility, and budget implications.
- The Council provides oversight of student learning outcomes assessment for continual program improvement and as required for external review and accreditation.
- The work of the Council is informed by diverse perspectives, external and internal data, information, and research. The Council is a recommending body and refers items and issues as appropriate to other bodies at the college. The Council does not develop curriculum or have curricular oversight.
The Council reviews innovative educational proposals that have substantial curricular, financial, and/or organizational impact beyond the unit making the proposal, and provides feedback as to mission relevance, feasibility, and budget implications.
All Linfield employees are invited to submit a proposal for consideration.
For questions regarding proposal submissions, please contact Academic Council Chair Susan Agre-Kippenhan.
Academic Council Members
Academic Council members are responsible for representing their constituent group at Council meetings. If you have questions or feedback for Academic Council, please contact your representative.
Susan Agre-Kippenhan, Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chair
Liz Atkinson, Faculty Executive Council Chair
Kaarina Beam, Curriculum Committee Chair
Ginny Blackson, Director of Libraries
Pat Cottrell, Lacroute Scholar Representative
Diane Crabtree, Registrar
Denise Farag, Student Policies Committee Chair
Michael Hampton, Director of Career Development
Susan Hopp, Vice President of Student Affairs
Shaik Ismail, Director of International Programs
Kimberly Jones, Dean of Nursing
Lisa Knodle-Bragiel, Director of Admission
Scott Nelson, Director of Marketing and Communications
Gerardo Ochoa, Special Assistant to the President
LaRon Tolley, Interim Director of OCE