About academic affairs

Drs. Maman, Eng, Siega-Riz and Herring at SPH Commencement.

Drs. Maman, Eng, Siega-Riz and Herring at SPH Commencement.

At the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, we know that health care leaders need a variety of skills and knowledge to be prepared for all of the new developments that lie ahead. That is why the Academic Affairs is committed to the pursuit of excellence in all of the School’s academic activities. We ensure that public health courses meet the changing needs of local and global communities and high standards of integrity and rigor.While the School is committed to attracting individuals who can achieve just that, Academic Affairs has been entrusted with facilitating their professional growth.

Our success is built upon the stature of our faculty. That is, to be effective, the School needs a cadre of individuals, irrespective of gender, race, or ethnicity, who are dedicated to creative and innovative approaches to education. While the School is committed to attracting individuals who can achieve just that, the Academic Affairs has been entrusted with facilitating their professional growth.

The responsibilities of the associate dean for Academic Affairs include:

    • serving in oversight capacity for the Office of Student Affairs; the Appointment, Promotions and Tenure Committee; and the Academic Programs Committee
    • encouraging interdisciplinary approaches to education and use of innovative teaching and learning methodologies
    • representing the School on University-wide committees related to Academic Affairs (UNC Academic Plan)
    • representing the School on related committees of professional associations such as the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
    • ensuring that our School meets the newly revised criteria for CEPH accreditation and to oversee the preparation of the self-study documentation.

Explore the pages of this section to learn more about the Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure (APT) Committee, Academic Programs Committee (APC), the CEPH accreditation process, and the dedicated personnel who make our endeavors possible. As you explore this site, please feel free to let us know how we might serve you better.