In line with the College’s strategic plan, the Office of the Provost has made significant strides in enhancing academic programs, faculty affairs and the College’s support functions – all with the goal of ensuring the College fulfills its institutional mission and goals. 

Below are some highlights from the Office of the Provost. 

  • To showcase CofC students’ mentored research, scholarship, creative inquiry and community service projects, the second annual College of Charleston Expo will be held Thursday, April 13, 2023, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in TD Arena. The event is open to the public and a great way to see the good work of our faculty and students. 
  • To garner national distinction, the College has been reclassified to Professional Doctorate University (PDU) by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.*
  • Identification of the College’s signature academic programs is underway. The program submission application deadline was Feb. 1, 2023, and all submissions are under review by the Signature Academic Program Review Committee, which is comprised of representatives from each school and several divisions. The review will include a decision on no more than five signature academic programs and an additional category of emerging signature academic programs to account for promising programs that require more development. 
  • CofC and Trident Technical College have created a 2+2 program that provides a clear map for students to transfer to the College of Charleston and graduate with a bachelor’s degree in systems engineering in four years. 
  • The College is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD), an independent professional development, training and mentoring community of faculty, postdocs and graduate students from more than 450 colleges and universities. NCFDD is dedicated to supporting academics success in research, writing and teaching in higher education. NCFDD programs and courses are offered through the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). 
  • The College will host the Food Security Summit on March 24, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Rita Liddy Hollings Science Center, room 101, with sponsorship from the John Edwin Mroz Institute and in collaboration with the School of Humanities and Social Sciences; the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs; the Office of the Provost; and the Office of the President. 
  • The College of Charleston Faculty Awards of Distinction honor faculty members who have excelled professionally in their teaching, research, mentoring of students, professional service and/or advising. Nominations for the 2023 awards have been submitted, and recipients will be announced in April. 

*Approved by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (CHE) and pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC).