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A&S Academics Unit

The Academics Unit, part of the A&S Support Team, is composed of seven staff members who support departments and programs in three primary areas: semester course evaluations; course scheduling and enrollment; and graduate programs. 

What we do:

  • Semester course evaluations
  • Scholarship support
  • Semester course schedule entry and updates
  • Graduate program support
  • Syllabi collection and archiving
  • Swipe access to College buildings
  • Oversight of cas-central@ohio.edu and cas.grad@ohio.edu
  • Building liaisons for Bentley Annex, Bentley Hall, Clippinger Labs, Chemistry Building, Ellis Hall, Gordy Hall, Morton Hall, and Wilson Hall Admin.

For all other academic-related requests, e-mail cas-central@ohio.edu.

Academics Unit Mission Statement

To provide values-based, outstanding support to the departments, programs, and staff in the College of Arts and Sciences, and by doing so, to contribute to the success of the CAS Support Team.

Our values:

  • Customer service delivered with integrity, empathy, dispatch, and professionalism; focus on relationship-building and establishing a reputation for credibility
  • A positive outlook—can-do attitude
  • Collaborative and creative approach in creating and evaluating processes and procedures, problem-solving, and working with others
  • Adaptability. Our motto is "Semper Gumby."
  • Strive for effective, mutually respectful communication. "Communicate, don’t escalate."
  • Foster connectedness through our commitment to, and care for, each other and the unit; growing together using collective knowledge and experience
  • Cultivate a team culture by mentoring each other. “No one left behind.”
  • Continuous improvement by pursuing professional development opportunities, welcoming new ideas, and serving on university committees

Department Contacts

  • African American Studies — Kara Dunfee
  • Biological Sciences — Penny Nutter
  • Center for Law, Justice & Culture — Kara Dunfee
  • Chemistry & Biochemistry — Michelle Raines
  • Classics & Religious Studies — Kara Dunfee
  • College of Arts & Sciences — Kara Dunfee
  • Contemporary History Institute — Brenda Nelson
  • Economics — Michelle Raines
  • English — Rheanna Harmon
  • Environmental & Plant Biology — Michelle Raines
  • Geography — Cheri Sheets
  • Earth and Environmental Geosciences — Cheri Sheets
  • History — Brenda Nelson
  • Linguistics — Benda Nelson
  • Mathematics — Kara Dunfee
  • Modern Languages — Brenda Nelson
  • Molecular & Cellular Biology — Penny Nutter
  • Ohio Program of Intensive English — Rheanna Harmon
  • Philosophy — Penny Nutter
  • Physics & Astronomy — Cheri Sheets
  • Political Science — Kara Dunfee
  • Psychology — Cheri Sheets
  • Sociology & Anthropology — Kara Dunfee
  • Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies — Brenda Nelson

Academics Unit Directory

Administrative Specialist
Academics Unit
Dean's Office
Bentley Annex 207, Athens Campus
Administrative Specialist
Academics Unit
Dean's Office
Ellis Hall 201B, Athens Campus
Administrative Specialist
Academics Unit
Dean's Office
Bentley Annex 203, Athens Campus
Administrative Specialist
Academics Unit
Dean's Office
Ellis 201A, Athens Campus
Business Manager, Academics
Academics Unit
Dean's Office
Clippinger 239, Athens Campus
Administrative Specialist
Academics Unit
Dean's Office
Bentley Annex 209, Athens Campus
Administrative Specialist
Academics Unit
Dean's Office
Clippinger 238, Athens Campus