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Vice Provost


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Vice Provost

Philips Memorial Hall, Room 008
700 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Dr. Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr.
Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies

Andrea Grinwis
Assistant to the Vice Provost

The Office of the Vice Provost reports to the Provost and provides leadership for several areas within Academic Affairs:

Information and Resources

Students look to this office when dealing with difficult academic issues. Such issues include:

  • Academic Probation and Dismissal
  • Academic Recovery Plans
  • Academic Integrity Violations
  • Course Substitution Requests
  • Grade Appeals
  • Readmission after previous academic difficulty

Students can find more detailed information by visiting Student Information and Resources.

Specific questions related to student matters should be directed to the Office of the Special Assistant for Academic Policy at 610-436-3551.

The Office of the Vice Provost also oversees curricular matters and is responsible for maintaining integrity with regard to the university's academic policies. This office:

  • Oversees Program Review & Assessment and First-Year Student Scheduling.
  • Acts as liaison to The Curriculum and Academic Policies Council (CAPC) and The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).
  • Provides leadership for faculty development in order to facilitate an engaged learning environment.

Visit Faculty/Staff Information and Resources for more information.

Have a question for our office? Contact the Office of the Vice Provost at 610-738-0492.

Important Information

Important Dates

The 2015-2016 Academic Calendar and all monthly calendars are housed on the Registrar site.

  • Last day of classes: Monday, May 2
  • Final Exams:Tuesday, May 3 – Friday, May 6 (Click here for the final exam schedule.)
  • Undergraduate Commencement: Saturday, May 7 at 10:00am (CAS and CVPA) andSunday, May 8 at 10:00am (CBPA, CHS, and COE) at Farrell Stadium. Rain or shine.
  • Graduate Commencement: Monday, May 9 at 7:00pm in the Hollinger Field House.
  • Grade rosters will be available online by Thursday, April 28.
  • Grades are due no later than 3:00pm on Tuesday,May 10.
  • Students will be able to access grades electronically beginning Thursday, May 12.

Final Exam Policy

  • Individual faculty members may not change published final examination times.
  • No final examination may be given outside of the scheduled final examination time.
  • Any course not having a final examination will meet as directed by the instructor during the scheduled examination time, for a continuation of the regular class work.
  • Any student who has three or more final exams scheduled for the same day may, no later than one week prior to the final exam time, work with the individual instructors to arrange alternative exam times.

ADA Compliance Reminders

For complete information on accommodating students with disabilities, please visit the website of the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (OSSD).

Time and a half on exams is provided to students in the following manner:

  1. Establish the duration of the exam for the entire class (e.g., 4 hours for all students without accommodations in the course).
  2. Multiply the duration of the exam by 1.5 (e.g., 4 hours X 1.5 = 6 hours)
  3. Provide the student receiving the time and a half accommodation six uninterrupted hours to complete the exam.
  4. The same testing environment should be afforded to students with the accommodation as to students without the accommodation. (e.g., a quiet classroom or quiet office space.)
  5. Time and a half does not count if you give time and a half to ALL students. Once you increase the time afforded to students without the accommodation on the exam, you must again increase the time afforded to the student receiving the accommodation. (e.g., giving every student 1.5 hours to complete a 1 hour exam does not constitute providing the time and a half accommodation. If every student gets 1.5 hours, then the student with the accommodation for time and a half should receive 2.25 hours to complete the exam.)

An alternative testing/quiet test site is provided to students in the following manner:

  1. The student takes the exam in a small, quiet location, separate from other students, faculty, and staff.
  2. No audible or visual distractions should be present in the room. (e.g., no cell phones, background radio, office phones, public announcements, etc.)
  3. No audible or visual distractions should be present outside of the room. (e.g., no construction noise, lawnmowers, sports fields, etc.)
  4. OSSD provides proctoring services to registered OSSD students afforded the alternative testing/quiet site accommodation. Advanced notice is required. See details.

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