Academic Affairs

Mission Statement

The Committee on Academic Affairs is responsible for oversight of the university’s academic mission and for fostering the academic excellence and integrity of the university. This includes:
  • maintaining clear standards of academic excellence;
  • supporting and overseeing GW’s schools and institutes;
  • establishing aggressive but realistic goals to further academic excellence, and measuring the progress toward those goals;
  • focusing institutional resources toward achieving the objectives set out in the university’s strategic plan;
  • reviewing the Dashboard Core Indicators;
  • monitoring overall academic performance and reporting progress to the Board of Trustees;
  • engaging in the budget process to assure academic excellence is a priority focus, including multi-year commitments as necessary;
  • verifying that faculty evaluation, development, workload, and retirements are assessed on a regular basis;
  • guiding the establishment of new academic programs and schools;
  • ensuring enrollment strategies are consistent with the university’s goals of academic excellence and accessibility, as well as meeting its financial responsibilities; and
  • collaborating with the provost to continually evaluate existing programs and schools to assess their efficacy and compliance with applicable external accreditation standards.
Revised and approved by the Committee on Academic Affairs on October 20, 2016 and the Board of Trustees on October 21, 2016.


Madeleine Jacobs, Chair
Kyle Farmbry
Diana Henriques
James Humphreys
Stuart Kassan
Jay Katzen
Ann Walker Marchant

Sally Nuamah
Judy Rogers    
Robert Tanenbaum