The Undergraduate Dean's Office oversees the academic and personal well-being of undergraduates at the College. Faculty work with the Dean’s Office on matters ranging from curriculum and registration to the problems encountered by individual students.
The College has seven deans who serve as primary academic advisers for students until they declare their majors as sophomores. Even after a student has a major adviser, the dean continues to be a resource for students navigating the challenges and opportunities of college life. The deans divide their time between working with advisees and collaborating on various college programs. Based on our experiences, we have put together some information and advice that may be helpful to faculty in their work with students here.
Our Guide for Helping Students in Need provides advice about supporting individuals who are in difficulty and providing them appropriate referrals.
While our Information for New Faculty is directed to instructors who are new to Bryn Mawr, we encourage all faculty to review it periodically. It highlights ways in which faculty and deans work together to support students and provides an overview of Bryn Mawr’s academic culture—registration, grading, deadlines, attendance policies, FERPA, the honor code and more.
Finally, we provide detailed instructions to faculty who serve as major advisers for reviewing, approving, and updating student major work plans in BiONiC.